The Mystique of Zion National Park

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Sunset at Zion National Park

Zion National Park is a place that I have wanted to visit for a long time. I’ve seen so many pictures and read so many stories that I knew that this was a unique place that couldn’t be missed. I’m going to do another post on “The Zion Narrows”, so check back in a few days for that one.
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Whales, Islands and Bears…oh my!

It was a beautiful morning in Ucluelet BC (Vancouver Island)  and I was excited to see some wildlife. There is no place in the world quite like the west coast of Canada. We booked our Whales, Islands and Bears tour with Subtidal Adventures in their zodiac. There was a slower 4 hour boat tour but we wanted the faster moving zodiac ( 3 hours) to be able to keep pace with the wildlife.

One of the things that I forgot when I booked this tour was that I don’t handle ocean waves very well, meaning I get seasickness pretty easily. So I made sure to tell Charlene that I might lean over her side if I felt a tad queasy.

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Algonquin Park July 2013

The last couple annual trips were easy, canoed one way, stayed on the campsite for two days and came back the same way.

2013 = challenge

Yes, approximately 70 km of paddling over four days.  This is not a trip for the faint of heart.

Canoe Lake access point, on the dock and packing the canoe.

Canoe Lake Access point dock.

Canoe Lake Access point dock.

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