A day at the Pinery

Quick sleepover at Pinery Provincial Park. My wife and children had never been here before so we decided to spend Sunday night and all day Monday exploring this amazing provincial park. A little under two hours drive from Guelph we made it to the Pinery with plenty of time to set up. A nice night telling stories around the fire was followed by an unexpectedly cold sleep. We woke early to get a good start on the day and wolfed down a great breakfast of eggs,bacon and beans. First up was nice… Read More

Craigleith Provincial Park photo blog

This weekend we had the opportunity to spend some time at Craigleith Provincial Park. About an 1.5 hours from Guelph, Ont we made the drive in record time, hit the park and set up camp. A great time was had late into the night swapping stories and playing with the kids. We had a wicked storm roll through about around five a.m on Saturday. Our new family tent was put to the test and passed with flying colors. In the morning ¬†everyone was down at the shale beach looking for fossils and… Read More

Another Food Review – Natural High Products

…fresh pan fried Bannock… On our trip in August we thought we would review some of Natural High’s products. we chose them because they were the lowest in sodium. One of our favorite meals on the trip was Natural High’s country beef stew. The meal comes with separate mashed potatoes. The sauce and general taste was gentle and satisfying and this was a group favorite for sure. We added fresh onions, sweet peppers and mushrooms to it. Awesome meal! 4.5/5 was our overall group rating. Our first meal was the Kung Pao… Read More

Samuel De Champlain Provincial Park — Photo Blog

There is quite a bit of content going up this week. But first a quick photo blog of our trip to Samuel De Champlain Provincial Park.   A Nice river ran next to our site. Everyone pulled fish out of the river this weekend. Bass & trout being most prevalent. If you are looking for a place to bring the kids. This was a great park. Numerous play parks and a great assortment of trails. My kids had a blast at the day use beach. The park is crawling with turtles! Painted… Read More

Portaging – I smile and wave

During one of our portages through Massasauga Provincial Park we came across a group of five. Two young children and three middle aged adults. They had enough gear, in my opinion, to sink a small battle cruiser. We were lazily lounging around the put in snacking on granola when they pulled up. We exchanged pleasantries, and they began the trek along the portage. Having so much gear they had to make quite a few trips back and forth so on the last trip we decided we had done enough lounging for the… Read More

Massasauga Provincial Park

I didn’t know what to expect when we pulled up at Oastler Lake PP gate. This was the first time traveling into Massasauga PP for both Andy and myself. The weekend was packed with wildlife (snakes,lizards,bald eagle,barred owls), great fishing, and some beautiful scenery. The park is great and the staff were very helpful. Here a couple pictures from our travels. I’ll be posting a full trip log this week. We also have a Trip log from Pete about his paddle in to Algonquin Via Kiosk Lake and possibly some food and… Read More

Grand River Photo Blog

I had the pleasure of taking a four and ¬†half hour paddle down the Grand River last weekend. My daughter, wife and myself in our boat and my father,mother and a very excitable mutt named Jake in their boat joined us on this trip. We put in at just north of Bridgeport in Kitchener and took out at Freeport in Kitchener. Total time paddling was around four hours and as we stopped to have lunch and let Jake “do his business” on an island just past Bingemans. The day started out grey,foggy… Read More