Rainy Skies and Pumpkin Pies
Four days of late autumn canoeing in Algonquin Park, Ontario. Although the fall colours were a few weeks past their prime, the forest still carried a subdued beauty, with pale yellows and leafless greys contrasting with the deep, dark green of the conifers and blues of the cold lakes and sky.
Seventeen people braved the cold and the rain to get together and chat hammocking, compare gear and have some laughs. For about half the group, this was their first hang and it was a pleasure meeting them. The other half was a motely crew of familar faces, and it was good to see them again. Some of them, like Kasuko and Jiblets go way back to our first hang back in the spring of 2011.
True to form, the weather didn't let us down, it rained on and off for the first three days but it never got below freezing and a nice fire knocked out most of the chill. It felt like the Park was trying for a last gasp of summer before letting winter take hold.
Photo Courtesy ggreaves
Goulash and pumpkin pie in the piney woods! It doesn't get much better than that!
More to come....
P.S. Hot chocolate heaven. We Canadians take our Coffee Crisps seriously!