Anyway... the trip last week was in La Verendrye Wilderness reserve. Its in a HUGE park (12,589 square km) in Quebec, about 3 hours north of Ottawa. We've been before, just for a long weekend, so this time we decided to go by ourselves and stay for a week, taking in one of the longer loops in a different part of the park. This trip was a 65km loop, which is rated as a 5-day trip. We took a week to do it, allowing ourselves plenty of lazy, late mornings, and eliminating the need to paddle for more than a few hours each day.
We took loads of photos, of course (we were hoping to see a moose, but never did), so here are just a few of the better ones:
first night's campsite:
mmm... dehydrated fajitas fixings (it looked much better after 30 min of soaking in water, and another 30 min cooking time!)
sunset, after a brief rainstorm
the view from campsite #2 - that lake is deceiving, by the way - it was FREEZING!
which way is up?
out of the lakes and into the twisty little creek... we'd hoped ot see a moose in here, but all we saw were his footprints
Scary Halloween tree
paddle, Mikey, paddle! :)
I love how this one looks like I used one of those fish-eye lenses
Here we go a-portaging across a little rapid... (or so it was marked on the map... water levels were about a foot or more too low, so the rapids all became mini-waterfalls or at least lift-overs)
Arrgh! Blogger keeps messing up and not uploading my photos, so that's all you're going to get for now... Besides, I should go make sure I've got everything so that I don't miss my flight tonight!
See ya in Newcastle on Thursday!