07.15.2017 - 07.15.2017 25 °C
We packed up and on our way to Silent Lake PP this morning via Algonquin Park. The day was a picture perfect one with the sun blazing and warm temperatures. We began with a short hike (.5km) just outside the gates of Algonquin in the Oxtongue River/Ragged Falls hike. It was an easy hike which led to a powerful waterfall.
Lunch was next in order since it was now 11:30 and we stopped at the picnic area at Tea Lake (named for the colour of the water) for a quiet lunch. Algonquin staff do such and amazing job at maintaining this park.
The weather being so wonderful, Bud and I opted to go for a bike ride for the afternoon along the Old Railway bike trail. We followed the trail all the way to Rock Lake which was 12km there and 12km back to the Lake of Two Rivers Store. On the trail we saw so many butterflies enjoying the sun that I felt like we were in a butterfly conservatory. He is a picture of one who decided to stay on my bike for a while.
Our campsite for the next 5 days is in Silent Lake PP which was only 1.5 hours on the east side of Algonquin. We stopped in Bancroft for dinner at the Bancroft Eatery and Brew Pub and then made our way to Silent Lake. The sun shone all day and we made the most of it.