7/24/08

Morning Tea with Moose


We have just returned home from the Morning Tea with Moose canoe trip in Algonquin park. The weather was spectacular and we had an amazing time paddling and viewing wildlife on North Tea lake in the NW corner of the park. We had the priviledge to see three moose early in the morning and after waiting quietly on the banks of a wetland we witnessed a beaver swimming back and forth between the dam and the lodge. Herons flew overhead and the call of the Loon put us to sleep at night under the stars and the beauty of the 'rising' moon. The days were warm and the water was calm during most of our trip. On one of the days we ventured to the waterfall between North Tea and Manitou lakes and the 'pounding' force of the waterfall was like a massage to our backs and arms. Stories and laughter were shared around the campfire at night and we were able to experience what makes this place called Algonquin to special and close to the hearts of people from around the world.

There are still a number of trips planned for the remainder of the year. Check out our website to see which ones may work for you. http://www.northernedgealgonquin.com/ or http://www.earthtracks.ca/

Until next time


Happy Paddling

7/13/08

Magnetawan River







I just returned home from a shorth trip down the Magnetewan River where I paddled to look at a property that I have just purchased. The Mag is a beautiful river with lots of good moving water and with the 'still-high' waters many of the sets are more than navigatable by canoe. Here's a few photos of the river and and parts of my new property. There were many signs and sightings of various wildlife including Black Bear, Moose, Deer. Otter, Beaver, Great Blue Herons, etc..... I fall deeper and deeper in love with this area each time I venture through it. What a special place!

7/11/08

Sunset Paddle on Manitou Lake

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Here's a quick video of one of our sunset paddles on Manitou Lake during the Waterfalls, Wanderings and Watercolours trip offered through Northern Edge Algonquin.

7/9/08

Waterfalls, Wanderings & Watercolours Canoe Trip




Well....Summer is finally arrived here in Algonquin Park and we are 'plunging' into the paddling season. The heavy rains have kept the water levels high and we have just returned from our first canoe trip into the park. We experienced a little bit of everything in terms of weather creating some memorable adventures and beautiful landscape photos. The star filled nights, beautiful sunrises and echo of the Loon across Manitou lake are soothing to the soul and make one feel connected to nature in a way that cannot be explained in words, but felt by the heart. We were fortunate to view a couple of Bald Eagles soaring overhead and paddle quietly pass a cow Moose and Calf as they feed contently on the edge of the river. Each experience and trip into Algonquin adds to the countless memories and stories that will be told for many years to come. I'm thankful for the ability to experience such a special place and share it with others. There's still many Canoe trips into the park for the remainder of the season, check out the Northern Edge Algonquin or Earth Tracks websites and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.



Happy Paddling


Happy Paddling

Alexis