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Thread: The Mid-Range waters of S. Nova Scotia

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    Default The Mid-Range waters of S. Nova Scotia

    Well, I'm packed. Now...... just waiting for Mrs Blue to pack her boat.


    Base camp for our week-long trip, hunkered-down for the rain.




    Tea is on!!!!


    Huge rock spires




    An odd white film of something (algea?) covering the shoreline at this end of the lake.


    The same white film on blades of grass


    Rocks jutting up out of the water everywhere


    Mrs Blue and the dog.


    Small islands everywhere covered with sphagnam moss and reindeer lichen.


    The morning mists!!


    And, the deep blue sky and water.

    Actually, the water was rusty with tannic acid.


    Break time!!


    Dinners on the grill!!
    I take people way out into the woods and then do things with them.

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    Very, very nice pics BigBlue. I wish I were there. An interesting paddle handle in the pic of Mrs Blue, any story there?

    P.S. Tell me you didn't eat a whole chicken each !
    Matto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matto View Post
    P.S. Tell me you didn't eat a whole chicken each !
    After my initial thoughts of "I want to go trips like that", my very next thought was "A canoe and a chicken each! boy they sure don't like to share "

    Thanks for sharing the pictures though
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    Wow, that looks fantastic, my idea of a trip. The boats look great too, excuse the ignorance but what are they?
    Leone_blanco

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    Paddle seperately..... sleep together!!

    Those are cornish hens! But, still, no we didn't eat a whole one each.
    Half now, have for the Thai peanut stir-fry the next night.

    The paddle handle is my version of a North-country (Adirondack mtns, NY) grip which allows the grip hand to wrap around the outside of the flat portion allowing for an odd looking short, quick stroke used by local back-country paddlers.

    BB
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    Bigblue,
    Ye've got a fer bit o' style aboot ye son

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    some how i dont think this is the english lake district!
    cracking pics though
    nature is m X-box

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    Fantastic

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    LAS 247 - Here is a link to a rather lengthy discussion of the boats:
    http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/for...ead.php?t=1349
    I take people way out into the woods and then do things with them.

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    Thanks for the pics, looked great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigblue View Post
    LAS 247 - Here is a link to a rather lengthy discussion of the boats:
    http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/for...ead.php?t=1349
    That must be one of the most informative threads I have read, Fantastic. It is what I've been aiming for without realising it! Have to go for a paddle with AndyM now so will be looking up the links on my return, especially Becky mason's. Thanks Big Blue you're a star
    Leone_blanco

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    Great scenery! Canoes look the way canoes should look. Great looking food!

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    I have to check that spot out; it looks a lot like the area I go to on the Maine border.
    Lloyd

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