ARCHIVE: June, 2007
Well folks, I couldn't leave you hanging, so I figured I would burn a little midnight oil & atleast get my Missinaibi River pics together and posted. After I return from Algonquin in a week or so, I'll do what I can to get another video together. Hopefully I'll have some more Algonquin pics to post as well. Anyway, click here for the pics!. Enjoy!
----- 06.29.2007 --------
Tomorrow, Jen & I leave for Montreal to go to a wedding, and then on Sunday, we'll drive from MTL to Algonquin for a week of camping. This will be luxurious car-camping... where I'll be able to drink beer... cold beer! Yes, ice will be a short drive (or walk) away! Still in tents, but the tent will be much larger & I should have a full blow up mattress, as opposed to my 3/4 thermarest, which doesn't keep air (which I found out the hard way for the 2nd half of my trip!).
So, once back from Algonquin, I should have a chance to mix up some video and pics for you. Stay tuned.... and in the interim, have a happy & safe long weekend. And Happy Birthday Canada!!! :)
----- 06.17.2007 --------
And to any of you that may have been snooping on the "private message", you may have seen I'm leaving for a trip tomorrow. That's right! An old Friend of mine from back home (Dave), and I are heading out on a monster canoe trip. This will be my biggest undertaking to date, atleast in terms of a camping trip. We're leaving from Mattice, ON and paddling all the way up to Moosonee, ON, on James Bay! That's 320 KM's and we're going to do it in 10 days!!! A trip to top all of my others! Like before, I'll bring my camera (for stills & video), but this time I'll be thinking more of the finished product and hope to bring you a better video once it's all done. And since it's 10 days, I'm bound to get some more footage "outside" the tent. All I need are some gaps within the rain, or more then 1 whole day without rain to get "more" shooting time then my last trip!
We'll be travelling the Missinaibi River. I've got all the coordinates in my GPS and we're set to leave tomorrow morning. I may navigate with my GPS this trip (last trip I only used compass and map) for a couple reasons: 1. Waterfalls - There are a few sections where we need to get over to a specific side of the river to catch our portages, or we'd head over the falls (No thanks!). I've got lots of warning in my GPS to compliment our maps. And 2. The River is LONG! - In lakes, there are a lot of distinct shorelines, islands, rivers, and inlets to be able to comfortably guess where you are on the map. In a 320 KM stretch of a river that has sections of 50+ KM's where there appears to be no significant changes on the map, it may be hard to judge where we are otherwise. 3. Campsites - With so few campsites, we don't want to risk missing one because the next one could be 25 KM further.
So after our trip, I'll get back to Toronto, then Jen & I will rush up to Montreal for a wedding (Congratulations Sam & Dave!), and then right after that we go to Algonquin for a week camping with my family. Some good ol' car camping... it'll be luxury after this trip is through!!! Well, I guess that's all for now.... Don't expect another update for 2 weeks at the very earliest, but more likely in 3 weeks time. Until then.... I hope your summers are going great! :)
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----- 06.07.2007 --------
Well, this weekend was a very busy one! Jen & I were at "Woofstock" all weekend long manning the Tiny Paws Dog Rescue booth. I had a chance to walk around and enjoy the show. What an amazing event! This was the 5th year for it, and my 3rd. It gets bigger and bigger every year. I got a lot of great shots today and yesterday that I'll get around to posting at some point.
My next "project", before I can get to the woofstock pics, is finishing a video off that I started making. I took some video of myself while I was away on my solo trip. Partly it was to document, and partly (the larger part!) was to keep MYSELF company on the trip! After going so long without interaction with people, it feels good to talk to "someone", even if it is a piece of electronics! Anyway, I should have that ready by the end of the week. Just having some technical difficulties animating my route on the map... but it's nothing I won't be able to figure out! So far, it seems to be so time-consuming it may not be worth it... but I can't abandon the time I've already put it. Must... Finish... It.... :) OK, It's getting LATE, and I am exhausted! G'nite!
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SO, what better way to start this new chapter then by going on a soul-searching 5 day solo canoe trip. Yes.... solo. And this is my first solo trip. I've done a ton of camping & canoeing, but this is the first one all alone. And for 75 KM's :) I'm going to bring a journal and really explore what's inside me and get together a game plan for when I get back. So... stay tuned... one of the other purposes of my trip is to make some great photos. Come back next weekend and take a look... I hope to dazzle you with my photos.
And to all my former coleagues who may be new to my site (and to the ones that have been clicking here throughout the years): Welcome! If you see pics you like, let me know! Those are the ones I'll need to use as a reference for making even better ones. And I know I sent you all an email, but I want to say it again: You've been AWESOME to work with (and for). I'll miss you... but I'll see you all again around town. K... this is me, signing off for now... going to get a bit to eat. Without a job... should I go for the KD, or the Mr. Noodles? :) Cheers!
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