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Ontario's Near North - Mississagi PP 2

Mississagi PP 2

semi-overcast 20 °C

Our adventures took us canoeing today around Semiwite Lake. The fibreglass canoes were already taken so we got one of their standby aluminum canoes.
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It was a little sketchy but held water. The lake is shallow enough to touch the bottom 20feet out from shore. With rocky and sandy bottoms, it was nice to see the plants and terrain as we paddled by. We even stopped at a tadpole hatchery with big frog tadpoles sunning themselves on the rocks just below the water.
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We found an inlet that was away from the wind and Bud was able to put his drone up and look around.
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The day was quite windy and so it wasn't a really relaxed trip at any part. Not many people were out on the lake in any vessels let alone a canoe but we were fine, just tired when we got back. We saw a spider sunning himself on a rock and this spider was one of the biggest I’ve ever seen. Bud had his hand close to it so we could get perspective on the size.
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We also had some visitors at our campsite in the form of a bold little mouse and a chipmunk both looking for handouts.

The bugs (both mosquitos and black flies) have been noticeable but, for the most part, manageable and we were hoping to have a fire tonight but the wood we bought in the park was far to wet to light. We barely got a flicker going just to make our hamburgers but then it was too much effort to keep the smouldering fire going. The hiking trails from the campground are far too long for us to venture out on (22kms) and I’m not so sure the bugs will be manageable out there. Good Night All!
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Posted by blgracey 17:27 Archived in Canada

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