I stood on the boardwalk in Rondeau Provincial Park beneath Tulip trees, Sassafrass, and Shagbark Hickories. I listened and watched, keeping binoculars at the ready in case I saw any hint of movement along the downed trees or perhaps even a lucky flash of yellow.
Red Lake has a wonderful regional heritage center that you shouldn’t miss if you’re in town.
After a lovely happy birthday text last November, I received a second text: “I’d love to get back to Canada sometime and see some of these pretty places you post about. Could I convince you to take/join me on a kayak excursion in the spring?” Sure, Irene. Twist my rubber arm!
Date: Thursday May 7, 2015 Weather: Sunny and breezy. High of 20 degrees Celsius. Distance: ~7km We took advantage of the warm morning to dry some dewy gear before hopping on the water heading towards the town of Killarney for one last paddle.
Date: Wednesday May 6, 2015 Weather: Sunny and calm. High of 20+ degrees Celsius. Distance: ~10km This was our day to explore the south side of Philip Edward Island: all of its granite nooks and crannies, every funky, wind-bent Eastern white pine, each ring-billed gull squawking at us.