Sunday, July 13, 2008

Cold and Wet Lake Superior

Our camping trip across Canada began on Sunday July 5. It has been wet and cold but we are warm today having spent Sat night in a hotel at Dryden.

After saying goodbye to Oma and Opa in Midland, the first night was spent at Grundy Lake where it was warm and we swam. Then to Sudbury and Science North and later to Fairbanks Provincial Park. The rain started on Monday and has been on and off since then. On Tue we went to Agawa Bay in Lake Superior Provincial Park. This was a beautiful park on the shore of Lake Superior but the wind was unrelenting and it was cold. We had a great hike to the pictographs and along the shore. On Wed night there was a presentation about snakes. We spent about an hour handling a number of snakes. Simon and Danielle’s favourite snake was the rubber boa (in Simon's hand here). I (John) hate snakes but even Pam and I got into the act. Thursday we were off to Sleeping Giant Provincial Park outside of Thunder Bay and stopped at Ouimet Canyon. We spent an afternoon mining for Amethysts and playing cards. Fortunately Sat morning was clear and we could see the giant and spend some time at the Terry Fox Monument and Kakabeka Falls before the rain began again.

I`ve added a list of interesting animals we have seen and we'll see how many we can find – check it out. Overall - there has been lots of fun in the midst of all the shivering.


  1. Hi guys,
    Thanks for the reminders of my west coast trip back in 1998. I stopped at Agawa (didn't go out on the ledge though), Sleeping Giant, Ouimet and Kakabeka Falls. I took refuge at a hotel in Thunder Bay, though ;) Enjoy the trip!

  2. Brrr....hmmm, camping...that great Canadian summer past-time. For the 6 weeks of pleasant summer weather we get here, we spend two of them "sleeping in the dirt"! Why?

    Yes, I am looking forward to our stay at Charleston Lake next week!

    Let me know if you stop by Alberta's Head-Smashed-in-Buffalo-Jump Provincial Park...

    ...only in Canada

    keep well, keep knitting those socks, keep warm : )