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    Default Paddle, Portage and Play in Algonquin

    In August 2017 our family and the Deans teamed up to paddle for ten days in Algonquin. We were four adults and four kids aged 5,7, 7 and 9.

    Route: Access 3 to Daisy and then along the Petawawa River to Mist and then Grassy Bay. White Trout and Big Trout Lakes then out via Otterslide, Burnt Island, Joe Lake to a takeout on Canoe Lake.


    https://youtu.be/Jq4MelgjUgI

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayGoodwin View Post
    In August 2018 our family and the Deans teamed up to paddle for ten days in Algonquin.

    Back to the future!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crow View Post
    Back to the future!
    You should have left the comment for a while. I was still within the time to edit the post
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayGoodwin View Post
    You should have left the comment for a while. I was still within the time to edit the post
    No fun that way.

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    Fabulous trip Ray, lovely to see the youngsters absolutely loving it and not a playstation in sight.

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    I watched the video last night. Looks like you all had an amazing time and I am very jealous!


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    brilliant video, thanks for putting that together

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    First week of September we'll be doing part of that trip: figure-of-eight-ish loop going down the Petawawa to Grassy bay, but then back over Timberwolf, Misty and Rain lake.
    Enjoyed your video and can't wait to go there. (I shouldn't have watched it... )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger View Post
    First week of September we'll be doing part of that trip: figure-of-eight-ish loop going down the Petawawa to Grassy bay, but then back over Timberwolf, Misty and Rain lake.
    Enjoyed your video and can't wait to go there. (I shouldn't have watched it... )
    Iím excited for you! Hope you have an awesome blog to read with hundreds of pictures on your return!


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    I usually give up on youtube videos after 5-10 minutes, this one I watched to the end, great and natural footage, a memorable trip for both kids and parents

    One tip for the next trip....take a decent shaving kit!


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    Yep not a good job. Must take small mirror or employ missus as consultant
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    Fabulous trip Ray. I've been looking forward to reading about this since you told Liz and I about it on our tandem paddling course.

    Taking kids on these sort of trips really adds another dimension and in some circumstances makes the decision making progress easier. As adults we usually just want to push on even when the weather is not so good but as you did, sometimes it is wiser to just stop and set up camp.

    Heading off to Canada is definitely on our list when funds permit. It's probably more likely that we will go to Norway or Sweden first. Having seen this it makes our Scotland Easter trips look a little tame in comparison.
    I had to chuckle seeing all the kids' socks hanging up to dry, a familiar sight on our trips too. Liz and I both said simultaneously while watching, "You should have packed pegs." A lesson we have learnt and we always have them now.

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    I have always been full of admiration for your Scottish trips and have followed them with interest. Part of my motivation to organise an Algonquin trip was because I felt I wasn’t getting enough done Expeditioning with my daughter. This year we have done the Spey with her.

    next? Well I am off to paddle the Big Salmon and Yukon with a customer in 2019. So the plan is for Lina and Maya to fly out after to do some travelling and a ten day trip on the Boston Lakes circuit. In the autumn I will be back on the Missinaibi guiding. So glad I am slowing down now I am an OAP.

    oh and I am on the Bloodvein this September.

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    Should read Bowron Lakes: autocorrect strikes again
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