William is currently in Alberta for a friend's graduation so he took our DLSR and I was stuck with our point and shoot. I was actually surprised to find out it can take pretty decent photos.
We borrowed two canoes from friends and strapped them onto our tent trailer and head out. Our plan was to do a bunch of canoeing.
We arrived there late and it was after midnight by the time we set up the trailer.
The next morning near the farmer's market we saw these deer leisurely crossing the road. There was a line up of cars behind them on the bridge but they didn't seem to mind, they walked along in the center of the lake at a slow pace.
|A mother deer and two fawns taking a stroll|
The giant white tent-dome is where the farmer's market took place.
|View over lake of the woods|
|Great Blue Heron|
|Great Blue Heron|
|Bald eagle Nest|
We spotted a very cool tunnel through the rock. There is a railway going over it so we figured they made it when the constructed the railway.
We paddled through the tunnel and on the other side it led to Mink Bay, a small bay now only connected to the river by this outlet.
|Tunnel to Mink Bay (me in the back of the canoe)|
This is what we saw as we emerged from the tunnel:
More paddling and we stopped for lunch at this lovely little point. It is just a tiny peninsula, surrounded by lake, bushes and cliffs.
|One of our beached canoes|
We canoed for the rest of the day and in the whole trip we paddled a total of 26 km.
Here's a picture of me and Matthew (my twin brother beneath a cliff. I'm in the back of the canoe.
|Matthew (left) and I (right)|
The next morning a Bald Eagle landed in a tree very near to our campsite so I was able to snap some nice shots.
|Bald Eagle taking off|
It was a very fun and pleasant trip and we saw some great wildlife. I am very much looking forward to more canoeing.
I've made a map so you can get a feeling for where we were canoeing: