Was out in Killarney Provincial Park on the weekend for a paddle and an overnight hang with some friends, and somehow I managed to forget my sunglasses at our site on Grey Lake.
So... I figured since I was done work yesterday at 3, why not go for a quick paddle out and see if I can't find them?
So I grabbed a few things, mainly my emergency kit and a bottle of water and made the hour or so drive back to the Bell Lake access point. I rented a small solo canoe (Scott Elite 14' Kevlar which I found very small and reminded me I need to work on my j stroke), and made my way back up to the site. It is a 45 minute trip one way, with a bit of headwind and a 15 minute portage to break up the monotony.
When I arrived at the site (vacated) I realized that someone had grabbed my sunglasses from where I'd left them and most likely claimed ownership. What was even more disappointing was the condition of the site! Trash strewn everywhere, beer cans and food cans, steak knives stabbed into the trees by the fire pit... And they tried to burn one of the log benches.
I had brought a trash bag in my supplies so I packed out the garbage with me, and tried to tidy up before leaving.
Took my time leaving too, it took some willpower to dock that boat and head back to my car!
Oh yes, pictures!!