We didn’t get out a whole lot this winter. It was a weird winter. Lots of storms and ice and rain and bleh weather……….. Winter is my least favourite season and I want it gone !
Well this Blog is a bit overdue as we did this two weeks ago but I have been laid up so just getting around to it now ! (Plus I FORGOT until I was going through some photos this morning)
Maple in the County is a yearly event held in Prince Edward County, Ontario. We try to go every year and it’s always a fun day.
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.
What a great day we had Saturday. First, the weather was spectacular, I think it was only -8 celsius or thereabouts…………..the sky was so blue and the sun was shining. Wonderful day to get up at 6 a.m. and go photographing !
I was going through old photos the other day, from when we used to do a lot of back country canoe trips, or interior trips. For those that aren’t familiar, these are trips whereby you have to paddle a lake to a spot on the lake where you have to unload your canoe and then portage your canoe/gear from one lake to another and then set up camp. You can do one or several portages to get to your campsite. The portage trails range anywhere and everywhere from “Wow what a fantastic flat, wide nice” trail to “Holy Crap I’m going to die on this narrow, winding, all uphill, over rocks and stumps” trail.
So this past weekend was pretty good, hectic though ! We had photos in one of our photography clubs photo display this weekend at the Quinte Mall. Photo-Nat photography club to be precise. Every year our members display their photos in the hopes of increasing our membership and to display our work. We also volunteer to man OR woman the display booth lol. The photos were all fantastic, a lot of talent in this group of people. It was a great weekend and I think we did acquire some new members but we will see when we have our next meeting, which is Wednesday 27 February. Our guest speaker will be Mark Raycroft who is an awesome speaker. He has written books on wildlife, more specifically moose and deer and also has a Podcast called Wild and Exposed.