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Across Alone Blog

Baie Day Baie Day September 22, 2022  The previous day's forced stop and the growing threat of Fiona making landfall in the Maritimes saw me in the canoe determined to get as far down Baie de Chaleur as possible. This would be the last day on the Baie...

Making Hay Making Hay September 21 , 2022 Baie de Chaleuer has a reputation as an unforgiving and nasty piece of work. You would never know it from this picture.What one might not glean as well is that there was a Category 4 hurricane due in these parts...

Familiar Territory Familiar Territory Sept 14, 2022 In the distance is Pointe au Père. You can just make out the lighthouse and quai. My father knows this place. Ships bound inland on the St Lawrence Seaway would pick up river pilots at Pointe au Père. Ships outbound headed to...

True Colours True Colours Sept 11, 2022Normally, there aren't a lot of good reasons to get up at 3:30 in the morning. Sometimes, just sometimes, there are. This was one of those times.The river is a mirror. The air, still and crisp, not yet wearing winter's chill....

Water Water Everywhere Water Water Everywhere September 10, 2022 Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink.Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.Coleridge's words sprang to my lips as I spat. The water that I had scooped out of the St Lawrence was undrinkable. It wasbrackish,...