A wonderful Fall day was spent on the Rivière Rouge in Quebec. You never know what the weather will be like in the Fall but with temperatures hanging around 12c and a clear day forecast 6 members headed out for a paddle. If you’ve paddle the Rouge before you know that there’s a bit of a current so heading off into the current we paddled upstream at a casual pace until we reached a sandy beach next to a set of small rapids. After a leisurely lunch we enjoyed the sunshine and then started back. What took about two hours of paddling against the current turned into a quick one hour return paddle.
Six members of the kayak club, Mike, Lucien, Kim, Bonnie, Donna, and Miles visited a new launch north of Casselman on the South Nation River. What looked like it could be a cool day turned into an excellent day for kayaking. Sunny with little wind we paddled on. Today’s paddle was at an easy pace about 11.5 km and 3 hours long. This spot would be even better in a few days or weeks when more of the surrounding trees have changed to their fall colours.
After a great long weekend last year it was decided to stay at Palmerston Lake for eight days this year. This years participants were Kim, Lucien, Bonnie, Lenny, Irene, Mike, and Miles. The cottage at Palmerston lake is surrounded by 153 lakes all within a short drive. Day were spent kayaking on Palmerston Lake, Crotch Lake, Brule Lake, Mosque Lake, and Canonto Lake. There was plenty of great food and games of Pictionary, Phase 10, Uno, and Dominoes played with Miles getting the luck of the week. Don't miss out on the fun next year as a week long trip will be planned for September 5 to 13, 2020
A long weekend trip took place to visit Lock 21 in Peterborough, Ontario. Lock 21 is the highest lift lock in the world. Click here to read about Lock 21
This trip was suggested by Rick as he has paddled many times in Algonquin Park. Arriving on Friday evening to set up our tents campers, and RVs. Six members took part on this trip to see the canyon walls of the Barron Canyon river. While the portages were challenging the views were spectacular.
The event organisers outdid themselves this year with four trips planned for the summer. Trip number one was the long weekend around July 1st. A cottage was rented on the shores of 31 Miles Lake in Quebec. Conditions were great for three days of kayaking.