Fri, Jul 11 2014, Sat, Jul 12 2014, Sun, Jul 13 2014 - Algonquin: Canoe trip (beginners welcome) (View Original Event Details)

Event Coordinator(s): Linda D
Participants:Calista L, Natalia S, Linda D, Mark H, David B, simonc, Kelly
Voluntary Donations:$15.00

Write Up:
We had a lovely group, and except for some rain on Sunday morning, lovely weather for our canoe trip. Some of our highlights:: car one leaving exactly on time from the car pool so that we could make it to the park office in time (hurray for not having to paddle back the next morning to pick up a permit); finding instant hummus at the Huntsville Bulk Barn for Mark’s upcoming backpacking trip; being charged only 2 days of canoe rental rather than 2.5 as were told; nice flat water for the evening paddle in; finding a spacious site (after checking all the vacant sites on the lake); a lovely paddle and short portage over to Sawyer lake for lunch and an afternoon swim; lots of helping hands with the meals and chores; Natalia’s two burner stove and her bug tent (oh, the luxury of not having a portage); the silly photo shoot at the end of our trip; funny tales of language misuse from ESL teachers Kelly and Mark; Simon’s hot sauce that goes well with everything, downtime in the hammock for David B, the perfect bonfire courtesy of David S.; Natlia’s fuel saving rice cooking method and her tasty chicken curry; the call of loons; the full moon; reflections of clouds and trees on a glass smooth lake. The low point, having to come home. I had a great time and hope to canoe with you again. Donations Collected: $15 As future reference for others, this trip cost $131 per person, using Canoe Algonquin for canoes. 2 vehicles and modest meals.

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