Amherst Island and Algonquin Park – All in the same Week!

This past Monday we got up at 5 a.m. as we had decided to go to Amherst Island, just a change for us. It’s about a 45 minute drive to the ferry and about a 20 minute ferry ride.

We drove around the island for a couple of hours, it was nice to get out somewhere different. We didn’t see too much, I was hoping to see a fox but we did not. We did see hawks, deer and wild turkeys. I do love the turkeys although these guys were too far away to get any photos. So not too many photos, actually I just have a deer photo lol. Well there is always the next time.

This past Tuesday, we got up even earlier (why do I torture myself lol) we were up at 430 and off we went to Algonquin Park. It was about a 2 1/2 hour drive but we had our coffee and muffins, packed a lunch, had our podcasts to listen to so we were good to go.

We did not see any Moose unfortunately but we did see a couple of ducks, wild turkeys, grouse and lots of birds. They still have anywhere from 15-30 centimeters of snow but lots of areas had none so spring is coming. We did walk a bit, down Spruce Bog Boardwalk trail and we also walked to the Cascades. So here are a few photos I took along the way.

So not a bad week, so far, I wish to have seen more wildlife but we have a lot more days to do that.

Take care and stay safe.

16 thoughts on “Amherst Island and Algonquin Park – All in the same Week!”

  1. Your not seeing “too much” seems like a lot of wonderful things to see. I saw lots of cars on the freeway today, that’s about it. ☹️ Beautiful photos! I love seeing and imagining snow. Phoenix was over 90 today. Too hot!

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    1. I enjoy them too! Hopefully with spring on the way, more and more will come out of their winter hiding/sleeping. It’s very cold here today, -7 Celsius so we haven’t even seen many birds or animals even in our backyard. They are hibernating again lol

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  2. I think you saw a lot Susan! I like how the deer always glance backward and pose before they trot off. I don’t see a lot of deer to take photos off in the big parks, unless I am driving and I can’t stop
    (Murphy’s Law). The cascades are very picturesque. I love that Chickadee – they are so perky and cute. You got some nice songbird shots as well. I was in Algonquin Park only once and I was about six or seven and have a photo feeding the deer that were in a fenced in area.

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    1. Oh wow I wonder if we were there at the same time! I was about that age when I saw my first moose in Algonquin Park. I was with my parents walking on a trail. I remember it like it was yesterday. But of course it wasn’t lol. I always see lots of stuff while driving and it’s not possible all the time to pull over.

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      1. A walker who occasionally walks at Council Point Park, (my weekday haunt), lives on Grosse Ile, an island about 12 miles from me and he and his wife walk very early every morning and he showed me pictures on his phone of big bucks crossing the road, does and fawns running through the woods, so of course I had to go. There are big homes there and private property with parking almost non-existent unless you park at an elementary school which I did. I walked for miles looking for those elusive deer, got to the car and had to drive on a perimeter road around the Island to exit – two bucks crossed my path and I had the big camera that day and it was on the back seat and of course someone was tooting the horn behind me. This post’s header picture is me at Algonquin Park back in 1962. I used smaller pics then so you have to click it to see it.
        https://lindaschaubblog.net/2013/11/15/heads-up-dear-friends/

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