Final Post, For Now!

This is the final post I will be making, for now!

The weather is getting colder, with flurries in the near forecast and frozen lakes ahead. Carol and Glenn have decided to end this part of their adventure next week in Fort Frances, ON.

However, Carol and Glenn’s goal is to arrive in their hometown of Kingston, ON.  Next spring, to complete their goal, they will embark on part 3 of this epic journey across Canada to raise funds for local organization, Loving Spoonful!

The last few weeks have been quite the adventure, as it always is!  In the last post they were paddling upstream on the Winnipeg River. Now they are on gorgeous Lake of the Woods. Below is a picture of a campsite they had on Lake of the Woods.

 

 

This area is amazingly beautiful, Carol and Glenn camped on top of a small rocky island with tall White Pines.  Lake of the Woods has over 14, 500 islands! They felt as if they had this part of the lake completely to themselves. They were blessed with amazing views and serenity.

Carol and Glenn are following the Voyageur Route on Lake of the Woods which is a diversion from their planned route.  This route is more scenic, with more islands, less wind and all around more fun!

They are camping on islands whenever possible!  The islands are tranquil plus there is less worry of crossing paths with curious and hungry animals.  Whitefish Bay has crystal clear water, which the locals drink right from the lake, so they did as well.  The photo below is of Whitefish Bay.

 

 

Also, in Whitefish Bay they had the opportunity to use a self propelled trolley boat lift to portage their canoe from the north end of the lake system to the south! Below are pictures of Carol and Glenn using the Turtle Portage Trolley!

     

 

A few days ago they reached Windy Point on Lake of the Woods.  And it certainly lived up to its name with very gusty winds that frequently altered their direction without warning.

The waves constantly crested their canoe taking in water despite their splash deck. At one point, their gear was floating in the canoe! They have been paddling in the reeds and marshland to stay out of the winds.

They will reach their final destination around October the 1st!  But stay tuned for more updates on the next adventure!  You 2 are AMAZING!!!!

 

Keep on Paddling!

 

 

 

 

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