Friday, 8 August 2008

In the Canadian Wilderness..

..sort of. We are currently living in a little cottage on the lake front somewhere on Georgian Bay which is part of Lake Huron, one of the great lakes. We don't have internet access here but I have just switched my computer to put some photos on it from the camera and I have managed to get on to a very very low signal coming from somewhere so I am taking advantage of it. The link keeps coming and going but if I can get it for long enough I will upload some photos later.

Last Sunday we drove from Ottawa through Algonquin National Park, with a few stops along the way, across to Parry Sound and then up to the cottage it took us all day but it was fun. All except the bit when I fell over and scraped all the skin off my knee at Peck Lake in the park resulting in me having legs that look like they belong to a five year old.

We still haven't seen any bears or moose but there have been sightings of them about 15 minutes walk away from where we are staying so we are hopeful. The boys are loving swimming about in the lake with rubber rings, floating seats, lilos and painted turtles and are only out of the water for about an hour each day. Chipmunks are everywhere, snakes, red squirrels, black tailed foxes, chipmunks, groundhogs, deer, snapping turtles, vultures, ospreys, humming birds, loons are just a few of the things that have been sighted. I'm just not quick enough to photograph them all especially when we are in a boat speeding along between the thousands of islands in the area.

We have been geocaching which ended up with Pete and Kyle doing a little bit of cliff jumping while we were there. Today we plan to drive about 3 miles up the road to Killbear National Park to walk some of the trails there and find another 3 caches and hopefully avoid the rattlesnakes. We have been told that there is a good beach there too so I am sure that Kyle will be testing that out as long as we don't get a thunder storm.


Mima said...

Oh Rach, it just sounds like heaven, and I'm sure that the boys are really loving just being able to run free with no worries in the world. It must be lovely to be with your family as well, and I'm sure that there have been some very entertaining suppers with you all. I hope the rest of the trip goes this well and look forward to seeing all the photos when you get back.

Shannon said...

Sounds like you guys are having a fabulous time!

Eleanor said...

Oh I have thoroughly enjoyed catching up with your goings on you lucky bird you. Not jealous much, oh no.
Carry on having a brill time.

Sue Nicholson said...

Hi ya :-) Have been reading BUT not commenting as have been unwell. Today, a week later, I have turned the corner . . . allelu . . . oh damn I can't spell it!

This holiday sounds fabulous Rach, absolutely glorious and now with all the nature surrounding you :-) Boy are you going to have a lot of photos to share :-) Looking forward :-)


SuzyB said...

Its not really fair to do a post without photos you know, not when Im sat here patiently waitin for them.

100 lines for you, 'I must not post without photos'

Great update though, even without photies...