This site has been created to provide a gathering point for information on my varied interests. It is where I hope to document my hobbies, past times and some work experiences. At the moment these include canoeing and camping - mostly in Algonquin Park, boatbuilding - specifically canoe building and the world of technology.
What you will find on this site:
Algonquin Park - I normally attempt a visit a month to beautiful Algonquin Park in central Ontario, and yes this includes winter camping. I provide general information on traveling to and back-country camping in Algonquin Park, as well as trip logs of my interior wilderness camping trips.
Looking for Algonquin Park Trip Reports? Go to Trip Logs here.
Named Lake Challenge - I have created a challenge for Algonquin Park adventurers based on JeffreyM's Algonquin Park map.
This is the Official AP-NLC site, find out who's been to any of the Named Lakes in the interior of Algonquin Park and submit your own trips as well.
Sassafras 14 - For longer than I care to admit I have been building a stitch and glue canoe. The Sassafras 14 canoe is from Chris Kulczycki's book The Canoe Shop. You can follow the pictures along as I go through the entire build process, from cutting the planks to fiberglassing. Hopefully your attempt will be quicker than mine.
Blog - Since it sometimes takes quite a bit of time to create the trip reports and just generally get around to web site updates I have started a "blog" or updates section where I can post more frequent short content updates. This is also where I will post items that don't "fit" into a web site area.
Site News / Updates
February 24, 2013
The 2013 Family Day Weekend winter camping trip visited Pinetree Lake. Read all about it here.
October 26, 2012
It's been awhile since June, but I've posted the report for my Maple Lake Long Weekend trip.
A fun new trip challenge for Algonquin Park canoers and campers.Try the AP-NLC.
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