Monday, August 18, 2014

Oh Canada

Sunrise fishing on Madawanson Lake
This past week we headed up to Ron's family's cabin in Canada. Since we're now firmly under the one year mark for our big departure and we won't likely have the chance to come back for at least a few years, this was at the top of our list of must-do's before leaving.

The trip wasn't completely non-cruising related though. Getting to Madawanson Lake takes you along the north shore of the  North Channel, the exact area we plan to spend an extended amount of time cruising exactly one year from now. We passed through quaint towns like Bruce Mines, Blind River and Spanish and caught glimpses of some of the clear waters and rocky shores and daydreamed about seeing this world-renowned cruising area from the comfort of Hullabaloo.

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You can only get to the cabin by boat and don't even think about your phone, internet or being 'connected'; won't happen. In other words, other than the other dozen or so cabins on the massive lake (that may or may not have people at them), you're extremely isolated. And it's fabulous. 
We spent a lot of time fishing and taking in the gorgeous scenery...

fought about whose fish was bigger...
And goofed around with family

Clearly we did a terrible job getting pictures as this is pretty much all we got...which only means we had a great time! Hey, trying to fit in all your favorite things before leaving is rough work!
The only real downside is not getting to the boat for FOUR weeks!! It's pretty sad, I'm in a bit of a funk about it really. But we're looking forward to spending the last few weeks of summer reminding HB how much we still love her...maybe even squeezing in a trip or two down the lakeshore before the season ends.


  1. Sounds like you guys had an awesome time! Reminds me of Jereme's family's cottage in Pike Bay on the Bruce Peninsula. :) -Kim

  2. I have never been to that part of the continent. What lovely cruising grounds those must be. Looking forward to seeing what trips you take up in that area. Now off to look at the world map to put this in perspective!

    1. I'll be sure to report on it when we get there! We're REALLY looking forward to it :)