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Narrow Misses Narrow Misses Lake Manitoba turned out to be chock-a-block full of gems. This beach appeared miraculously out of miles of inundated shoreline sporting only reeds, rushes, and willows.The weatherman in me knows that these skies and heavy sullen heat mean trouble. As beautiful as mid-day...

Lake Manitoba Lake Manitoba  My first night on Lake Manitoba. I was concerned that the floods and high water that had plagued Southern Manitoba late in the spring would have me scrounging for campsites. Apparently, not quite so …Earlier that afternoon, I had set out from Meadow...

Hang a Right Hang a Right June 25th, 2022 The Pas, ManitobaMy Dad was careful to remind me to hang a right shortly after leaving leaving The Pas and heading into Cedar Lake lest I end up Hudson’s Bay.Good advice that. Here’s the sign with the same warning…...

King Solomon King Solomon June 21, 2022June 21st, National Indigenous Day in Canada found us at Solomon Carriere’s lodge. It was a stroke of pure luck that landed us there and nothing short of magic.The evening before, Jan and I were landscaping a campsite on a lumpy...

The Best The Best  We all have bad days. Some, of course, worse than others. Some are epic. The stuff of legend.The bad days do not matter. They are for re-telling  at  birthday parties and barbecues. The good days are the ones that truly count. And any...

The Ugly The Ugly  Karta is broken down on the side of the road. I noticed something wrong after walking the first 1.5km. One of the star knots securing the collapsible wheels to the frame has fallen off. Officially MIA.I walk retrace the 1.5km back to my...

The Bad The Bad  After landing at East Mossy Portage, I briefly consider camping in the best spot I’ve seen for weeks. It’s a sand beach surrounded by limestone gravel with large patches of flat, low grass. Surely the exit on Winnipegosis will be something similar. I...