Algonquin - July 2003
This was Andrea's favourite campsite (and mine too). For our third night,
we stayed on this cozy island, with nice pine trees overtop and great views
of North Tea lake in every direction.
We took this photo just after pulling into this same site. The sun was shining
and we had the entire afternoon to swim, read, eat snacks, and play cards.
Andrea and I visited
the northwest corner of Algonquin from July 15 - 18, 2003.
We entered on K-mog and enjoyed our downstream paddle along the
Amable du Fond river into North Tea. Andrea was quite strong with her
newfound paddling skills and we hurried eastward to the big island for our
first night. We avoided rain by an hour and were granted a break in weather
just long enough to cook, eat and bearproof. Day 2 started off grey and
wet. We paddled across North Tea and to the east end of Manitou, happy to
find the beach site unoccupied. Here we explored the abandoned cabin and
the scenic rocky peninsula. We found refuge from the bugs near the water
and sat by the campfire as the skies cleared.
On day 3, we paddled westward against the wind across Manitou and back to
North Tea. Here we found a small cozy island on which we could enjoy the
hot afternoon sun and our last evening in the park.
On day 4 we paddled out and again the wind was against us. We enjoyed our
last few hours on the water and returned our rental canoe