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Experiencing The Great Canadian Outdoors Part 7

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It’s been a week already since we finished camping. This time last week I was up early, listening to the loons on Opeongo Lake. The sky above, the water below, both blue.IMG-2870.JPG

Chris and Richard went for an early morning sail in the canoe. I watched them for a while as they disappeared into the mist which was on the other side of the lake.

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Gradually as everyone got up, we had breakfast and prepared to leave the forest where we had slept for the past two nights.

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We started packing up and taking down our tents so that we would be ready when the speed boat arrived. I think that when we did leave we left no traces behind, which is how they like us to keep the forest and the environment around us. All the litter we took with us.

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Here is a part of the group as we head back to the main land.

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This is part of our group unloading camping gear as Peter takes a picture of me taking a picture of him.

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With a bit of time to spare we got a chance to look around the Opeongo Store. I couldn’t believe all the neat camping equipment. It shows you how you can pack more efficiently to save a lot of space. For example there were little compact containers to hold face cloths and hand towels. Carrying those two containers alone could save a lot of room.

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Canoes and Kayaks can be rented from right here.

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Containers to keep food items in can also be obtained from this store.

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Soon it was time to leave and head towards Rock Lake. We had left our campsite early for this very reason. Some of our group wanted to go hiking and so they did, feasting their eyes on the beautiful vistas at Rock Lake.

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Rock Lake

Photo Credit: Patrice Gustave

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The energetic hikers

Photo Credit: Paul Campbell

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Photo Credit: Paul Campbell

With the hike finished it was time to head for home, in the direction from whence we came. This was my camping experience for 2019 and I hope it will be the first of many more to come.

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Thank you Richard for giving me the opportunity to go on this adventure. I am also happy to have made new friendships and I’m also looking forward to another outward-bound adventure—God willing maybe next year.

in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  1 Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV

Experiencing The Great Canadian Outdoors: Leola Durant

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