Lake Superior

Carol and Glenn have been on Lake Superior for over a week now! And loving every minute of its beautiful scenery!

After Carol and Glenn left Thunder Bay, they slept at the base of Sleeping Giant which is Thunder Bay’s most well-known natural wonder and a Provincial Park!  The picture below is of Carol and Glenn paddling close to the massive rock formation that you can see for miles.  From the distance, it looks like a giant is sleeping with his hands folded over his chest.

To learn more about the history and legend of the Sleeping Giant check out this website:

https://www.northernontario.travel/thunder-bay/legend-of-the-sleeping-giant

Carol and Glenn have been getting up extra early! They are up before the sun rises to make sure they start paddling as soon as they can! They need to take advantage of the calm waters in the early hours.  As in the afternoon, Lake Superior can become rough and the weather can change in an instant. Check out the gorgeous pictures below of the crystal clear water and stunning rock formations.

However, not every day is this clear!  Just a few days into Carol and Glenn’s Lake Superior adventure, they found a lovely place with a lighthouse on it to stop and eat their lunch at!

As they were eating lunch the fog started to roll in.  But they had to head out anyways to keep on paddling! They headed across a large bay.  But on the way they were engulfed in a rolling fog bank with zero visibility! This was the first time on their entire trip that they had witnessed something like this!  For 10 km while crossing the bay, they had to rely solely on their GPS.  Below is a picture of the fog moving in.

Carol and Glenn always find interesting places to camp! One afternoon, they found a rustic sauna in Loon Harbour which is crown land, to camp at.  These saunas are popular along the northern coastline of Lake Superior.  Each sauna has a stove to make a fire in, which heats the rocks. Then by throwing water on the rocks it creates steam. After heating up in the sauna, one must cool down by jumping into Lake Superior, which is 13 degrees Celsius. What a great way to spend an afternoon after canoeing! Below is a picture of the sauna.

Carol and Glenn are loving Lake Superior. It has so many beautiful coves, quiet islands, gorgeous rock formations and plenty of diversity from shore to shore! Below is a few more scenic pictures taken on Lake Superior.

 

Keep on Paddling!

Back On The Water!

Carol and Glenn are back at it again!

After a two week pause taken to return home to be with family; they are excited and even more determined to start and finish the last part of their amazing across Canada canoe adventure!

Just before they left for home, Carol and Glenn had a 3 day walk to Thunder Bay. The walk was a total of 50 km all together!  Luckily, they found access to Whitefish Lake and were able to canoe, saving them 9 km of walking! Below is a picture that captures the gorgeous scenery they enjoyed on this walk.

Carol and Glenn are always meeting friendly, generous and welcoming people on their adventures! One night after it poured rain. they were at a Cafe and met a young couple from the area. This wonderful couple were intrigued by their adventure and invited them to stay the night at their trailer. Carol and Glenn gratefully accepted! Below is a picture of Glenn and their new friends.

Carol and Glenn enjoyed their stay and learned that this couple have a professional tree restoration company and have planted over 15 million trees. Check out their website to learn more: https://tritree4.wixsite.com/tritree 

They even gave Carol and Glenn a tour of their property! A welcomed extra few kilometers that they always enjoy! They are continuously thankful for the generosity of people they come across on their journey!

Finally, Carol and Glenn were able to paddle the remainder of the way into Thunder Bay through the Kaministiquia River. To their advantage, the river was moving fast and the water was high from all the previous rainfall! What a great way to reach their destination! Below is a picture of Glenn looking at the historic Fort Williams they passed just before Thunder Bay!

When Carol and Glenn first began their Part 3 journey from Fort Frances in early June, they were interviewed by the local Fort Frances Times! Check out the link below to see the article!

http://www.fftimes.com/news/local/photos/canoe-change

Keep on Paddling!!!

 

A Pause

We have had a wonderful, successful and adventurous journey to Thunder Bay! We have already experienced the generosity and compassion of our fellow Canadian neighbours and are grateful for all of their support! Our adventure will be put on pause for an unknown period of time due to family emergencies. We are eager to complete our goal but need to be with our families at this time! We will have an update shortly for all of our followers. Thank you for all of your support so far! We appreciate it so much!