It was a 4 hour drive from Hamilton to Algonguin. It was a further 4 hour kayak to reach the island we were camping on, with 2 portages to navigate. the scenery was stunning and we started off full of energy, which soon turned into 'are we there yet?' to which the response was 'just round the next bend'
There is no phone signal, internet or electricity, in fact there is no running water, you have to boil the lake water for a drink.
Sadly I didn't see a moose and thankfully I didn't see a bear, although there was evidence of both with foot prints and bear poo.
The loon bird was wonderful, it had a really eerie cry that started before sunrise, so not a lot of sleep was had. It was very graceful in the water but is rather clumsy on land.
Dragonflies and butterflies were numerous
Mosquito repellant was not enough, it was a case of cover up everywhere.
Food hoisted in the air, between two trees.
Sadly not everyone removed their rubbish from the lakes, increasing the risk of attacks on humans.
The flora in Algonguin was stunning, it was hard to miss a thing, it was also hard to see everything, on the ground, in the trees, under rocks.
'Leaves of three, leave them be'