In continuing my trip down memory lane, here is another year of back country canoe tripping.
In late August 2003 we headed back to Algonquin Park for another back country canoe trip. We decided this year to launch our canoes on to Grand Lake and then paddle into Carcajou Bay. I believe there are only 4 sites on this bay, maybe 5. At the back of the bay, there is a small waterfall and a portage that can take you into a number of other lakes.
So we have been spending the last few days in Gettysburg Pennsylvania. We have been touring battle sites , going to museums and a whole lot of other things! We also drove about an hour from here to see where the battle of Antietam occurred. Approximately 23,000 men were killed in a 12 hour battle. So sad this area is beautiful and it’s horrific to think of what happened in the early 1860s. They’ve done a great job with the Gettysburg national military Park. The monuments the grounds everything is just so well done. The park rangers are great to listen to and they know every detail rate down to the time of every event that occurred. During the three fateful days of July 1-3, 1863.
The old part of the town of Gettysburg is quite something to walk around. They have a lot of buildings that were here during that time, all have a bronze plaque by their front doors stating this fact.
We did a double Decker bus tour of the battlefields with our guide telling us every detail as we went along the roads. We also drove the battlefield roads a few times by yourselves. So much history here.
I only have my phone to work with for doing my blog. I’m going to try to put a few things on and will update when we get home and I can download pictures from my camera.
We leave soon for our “big” trip so I wanted to get a couple of days taking some photos in Algonquin before we leave. We got up at o’dark thirty Saturday morning and off we went. We were signed into our motel and into the park by 10 a.m. Which was pretty good as it is a three hour drive and we have to stop for coffee!
2001 – Clint and I met in 2001 and started dating. Later that same year, he asked if I wanted to go on an interior canoe trip. I had never been on a back country trip before so it was all new to me. But I was game and so we planned our trip.
Saturday 9 March, after we left Presquile, we headed to Signal Brewery for their Festival. We had pre-purchased our tickets and headed out back to the booths. The booths were all set up along the Moira River behind the buildings. Signal Brewery was open as was Henry’s.