Category Archives: Back Country

Trip #6 Charleston Lake Provincial Park

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I’m describing this as a new trip because it was so different from the Rideau experience. After leaving Davis Lock I drove into Ganonoque to discuss kayaks with 1000 Island Kayakers and scope out possibilities camping in the area and MacDonald Island in particular. We had a great chat and I planed to return as   …Continue Reading


Trip #5 Murphys Point Provincial Park

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Arriving at the Murphys Point boat launch much later than planned, I had barely an hour to get the kayak off the car, loaded and underway before the sun set. The backcountry campsite location was not familiar to me and while I had good maps I really hustled to get going. The Rideau backcountry location   …Continue Reading


Trip # 4 Colonel By Island

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Monday 1pm I arrived at the island and pulled out on a pebble beach on the south east shore in front of a run down pavilion and set about to find a place to pitch camp. There were about a dozen cruisers tied up at the two mooring docks so there was a festive air   …Continue Reading