Category Archives: Camping

Video of a porcupine in the wild

Porcupine

When we were camping in Forillon National Park (Parc National Forillon) Gaspe, Quebec I came across a porcupine eating leaves. The video is somewhat long, but fascinating, especially about three-quarters of the way through when he/she stands to eat, you then get a good look at its face. You will note that I say to my husband something to the effect of get back it will shoot its quills. Hubby was getting too close, but no porcupines do not shoot quills. However, their quills are difficult to remove when you are pierced with one, they will grow new ones.

Sitting on the loo in the backcountry of Algonquin Provincial Park

A video where I am not doing my business but sitting on the loo (also known as the privy toilet) so you can see the view of the surrounding area. The video was taken in the backcountry of Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.

My girlie parts are crooked and rocks look like canoes

Still having fun in Algonquin

One of the worst problems when I am canoeing with my husband is apparently my ability to sit centre in the canoe, he thinks I sit a little too far to the left which in turn throws him off-balance. I on the other hand am pretty sure that I am sitting in the middle of the canoe because I line my girlie parts up with the keel of the canoe. Sounds silly right, but think about it for a minute, (probably easier for my female readers). If you refer to the picture above, you can see the keel in the middle and the two other indentations to the right and left (sorry I have no idea what they are actually called). Anyways, I line my knees up with these indentations, thus my girlie parts are dead centre. Yet according to the husband, I am still crooked, so after much discussion (what else does one chat about when stuck in a canoe for four and a half hours with their better half), the only amicable decision we could agree upon was my girlie parts must be crooked.

We camped on a pretty large lake when we were in Algonquin Provincial Park, Burnt Island Lake. There are quite a few campsites on the lake that are very private because they are off the beaten path. From our site, you could see canoes in the distance that were either heading further into the lake, or to another portage, which brought me to the second problem I had – rocks look like canoes. They really do, especially when you are looking from afar, but you would think that after I had mistaken the first rock as a canoe, I wouldn’t do it again. Nope. All weekend, I would see either the same rock or a different one, and point it out to my husband, who would look, than laugh, then say “you’ve done it again dear, it’s a rock”. Damn.

Here are some of the pictures from our camping trip, I hope you enjoy them.

We had the pleasure of enjoying an amazing sunset on the Saturday of our trip. I took picture after picture, because I could not believe the amazing colours (no filter) in the sky. Here are just a few of them:

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