Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Algonquin Adventure



Algonquin Park is a great place to head for a tranquil voyage into unadulterated wilderness.

My brother Hassan and I spent a long time scouring the park map to find a suitable route. The original route we chose was more than double the length of this one, but we had to completely re-route after the second day because the water levels on the Nipissing were so low. It took us a whole day to travel a distance that should have taken a few hours.

But that didn't matter. We drove in on Friday (July 7th) full of enthusiasm with Hassan's new canoe strapped to the top of his Wrangler, well exceeding the speed limit on the gravel logging road.

Once we set off, things quickly slowed down. But that was exactly what we were after: 5 days of quiet escape from the city. And a chance to take some nice photos.

I brought the reliable Rollei with me and snapped away amidst the hard work of travelling through the rivers and portages of our trip. Not the lightest of cameras, and vulnerable to the weather, it was a risk bringing it along, but well paid off.

1 Comments:

Blogger 'mo-mami by KELLY THICKETT said...

I have done this route! I can't wait to do another one like it... It is not for the faint of heart. Watch out for the alders.

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