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'
That is quite a hardcore camping trip! It looks like you had a great time. What beautiful wildlife and flora and fauna too #AnimalTalesReplyDelete
it truly was worth all the effort to get thereDelete
Now that is what I call camping! Not the kind we do here in England. Would love to do that too, but I'm afraid of bears. Thank goodness there aren't any bears here. #animaltales.ReplyDelete
I've camped in many places, but this has to the best the hardest oneDelete
We had loads of fun! Hubby and I will be going to Algonquin again at the end of May, would you like to hop on over for another trip?ReplyDelete
if only it were that easyDelete
Wow - I remember reading about the bear poo and remembering why I don't like camping! I love your big countryside shots and it makes you wonder just how much wildlife is out there if you know where to look. A nice Canada wildlife post to add to #AnimalTales, thank you.ReplyDelete
This is really camping not "glamping"ReplyDelete
The views are stunning. Just sad that humans can't seem to clean up after themselves
Ha! Is that what a poison ivy looks like ... Hmmmm
yep, real survival camping for sureDelete
What stunning shots! I love the reflections in the water. I love being outdoors and discovering nature but I don't think I could deal with such remoteness or the thought of a bear dropping by!ReplyDelete
i loved every second of it, but not i'd be doing it again, it was quite an effortDelete
Oh absolutely gorgeous! Just had to check with my husband after reading this (he's Canadian) and he used to camp there as a kid. Definitely now want to go on a camping trip next time we head to visit his family...well as long as it's warm.ReplyDelete
it was a beautiful time of yearDelete
Wow what an adventure! I dream of doing something like this someday.ReplyDelete
I've seen one too many bear attack horror movies though!
Thanks for joining in again lovely x
i will say the thought of a bear encounter had me on edge for most of the tripDelete
Wow - definitely an adventure, but worth the stunning and mirrored photos.ReplyDelete
oh wow! what stunning views and great shot of everything. a 4 hour kayak is quite the ride! looks like a great camping experience. and yes, thankfully no bear. -ClaudiaReplyDelete
really didn't want to see a bear, not even in the distanceDelete
What a lovely trip. I won't show Mr EE as he will be very very jealous. I can't believe how irresponsible some people are to leave their litter all over the place like that!ReplyDelete
it was terrible and very lazy and thoughtlessDelete