Sunday morning I drove into the Meadowbrook Retirement Home parking lot were my daughter Maryjean works. MJ had just finished her last graveyard shift.We loaded her gear into my Ford Explorer and head for Bell Lake in Killarney Provincial Park.We stopped at Killarney Kanoes to pick up a rental canoe.We rented one of my favorites a Quebecor 17.
We had to carry the canoe and gear over to Johnny Lake and then embarked on our little one night adventure.After a short paddle we had to carry around a small beaver dam.The weather was great and the wind was light.All the campsites we passed were full.Had a beautiful view of Silver Peak.We arrived at the portage into our destination lake Ruth Roy Lake.
Ruth Roy is a beautiful lake with clear turquoise blue water. This is not a small lake with good rock structure along the shoreline.The La Cloche Mountains are on the North shoreline of Ruth Roy.We proceeded to haul the canoe and gear over the portage and were soon on our way again.
When we arrived I was attracted by the shoreline on the right.The above photo is a result of what I observed.The small rocky shoal in the shadows stood out and there was nice lighting also.
MJ and I arrived at the first campsite and we decided that this was a good site to be with a wonderful view overlooking the lake.The only island on this lake is located here.Once the tent was up and everything was unpacked we decided to explore the rest of the lake.Before heading out a young couple canoed past us with there children heading for the next campsite.There are only two campsites available on this lake.
We launched the canoe and proceeded to explore the lake and enjoy the afternoon.We liesurely paddled around the lake noting other locations to photograph.Finally arriving back at camp we made supper and settled down to await the evening photographing.
I will write about this trip in 2 or 3 posts.So until next time happy trails
6 thoughts on “Father and Daughter Canoe Trip”
do you have any photos of this trip? other than the one that is at the top of the screen?
Yes I do April
I can’t wait to see the other finished photographs, and I have to thank my Father for the education he gave to me while we photographed different areas of the amazing lake! One of many more Father and Daughter adventures I look forward to. I just need to get a digital camera, as waiting for my pictures to be ready is painfull!! lol Love You Dad!!
Hey Ken, Amazing shot. Never been to Ruth Roy. Thanks for sharing! Diane
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