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2017 Eclipse Diary

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2017 Eclipse Diary

Have this morning divided the world into two categories of people; those who saw the 2017 solar eclipse and those who didn’t.  I am delighted to count myself one of the former! Arrived home at midnight last night; dirty, smelly, hungry and exhausted having just driven twelve hours in mind-numbing bumper to bumper traffic after three days camping on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in the desert plateau that covers much of central Oregon. Yet, oh so satisfied. We literally stumbled in the back door, lumbered straight to bed and fell asleep within seconds, but not before acknowledging to each other that we wouldn’t have missed this experience for the world…

The Creek Boat vs River Runner Debate

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The Creek Boat vs River Runner Debate

I get a lot of questions from folks in the Ottawa area about what is the best ‘creek’ boat for them. Often I will reply that a creek boat may not be the best fit at all and since our area is filled with mostly big rivers and that a river runner is often a better option.

A Kayak trip along the Rideau Canal

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A Kayak trip along the Rideau Canal

Take note: the Rideau Canal is definitely worth paddling. It is relatively easy, with easy access to supplies along the way. There is camping at every lock for only $4.90. The camping rate was correct as of 2012, but recent budget cuts to Parks Canada funding may change things fast. Go out and paddle the Rideau Canal while you still can enjoy it.