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    Just returned a few days ago from a fishing trip into northern Ontario. We went through Sault Ste. Marie, then drove north along the Lake Superior shoreline, and ended up in the Chapleau Game Preserve, the largest in the world. We were around the 49th parallel, for those with a globe. We fished on Lake Wabatongushi, which is 23 miles long. We drove there via a logging road, and got picked up at a very lonely dock, by the lodge employees where we were staying (Loch Island Lodge).


    Crossing the Mackinac Bridge, from the lower peninsula to the upper peninsula of Michigan:



    On the international bridge between Michigan and Ontario. Underneath are the Soo Locks. Those are large power-generating windmills way off in the distance:





    Pic taken from a moving car, in the rear view mirror:



    Another car pic of a Lake Superior bay:



    Saw a LOT of these signs:



    These are scattered all along the road. It is based on an old Innuit Indian sculpture near the Arctic Circle. The name of this type of sculpture is something like 'Innukshuk':



    Some lumber on the logging road. That stack is probably 20 feet high and I don't know how many hundreds of feet long. I'd bet most of you have or have seen something made from lumber that came from this part of Canada:



    A forest of spider webs:



    One web in particular:



    A railroad track into the fog:



    Coming over a hill on the logging road, this stunning view presented itself. Pic taken from the car:



    The dock where we were picked up:



    Very foggy morning, waiting for the lodge boat:











    My bro and bro-in-law:



    Fog is finally gone!



    A tree growing out of a rock:



    The Loch Island Lodge, main building:



    Cottams Creek waterfall, where it enters Patterson Bay on the lake:



    My bro - what a ham!




    Patterson Bay, pic taken from atop the rocks next to the waterfall:



    My bro, at the top of the waterfall area (waterfall is to the left). Cottams Creek is fished for brook trout:




    Three Amigos! (Bro, me, bro-in-law, from left to right)



    Sunset pics taken from the boat:





    Some colorful lichen on the shore:



    Poacher's Bay:



    Loch Island. That's the lodge owners plane on the right:



    One more lodge shot:




    Oh yeah, I DID wear a watch!



    Heading back home! That's Lake Superior. Not many people can say they've seen 3 of the 5 Great Lakes on the same day while driving!




    Hope you enjoyed it!!

    Paul

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    Hey Paul. Love it!! The fog photos are fantastic! Very Nice! But the spider web's scare me! Did you guy's make your brother in law go in there? And when he came out was he shakeing and crying? I know I would! John Wilson.
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    Great shots, especially the fog pictures!

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    Hey Paul. Yup, that's classic Northern Ontario, my playland. Nice to hear that you were in the neighborhood.

    Outstanding pics for sure. The only thing missing with the fog pics, which were spectacular btw, is the haunting call of the loon.

    Just great photos Paul. Next time your up, shoot me a line and I'll try to meet up with ya for a coffee.

    cheers,
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    Great photo's. Looks a great place to chill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy Patrick View Post
    Hey Paul. Yup, that's classic Northern Ontario, my playland. Nice to hear that you were in the neighborhood.

    Outstanding pics for sure. The only thing missing with the fog pics, which were spectacular btw, is the haunting call of the loon.

    Just great photos Paul. Next time your up, shoot me a line and I'll try to meet up with ya for a coffee.

    cheers,
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    Can I come over too Tim? John Wilson.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy Patrick View Post
    Hey Paul. Yup, that's classic Northern Ontario, my playland. Nice to hear that you were in the neighborhood.

    Outstanding pics for sure. The only thing missing with the fog pics, which were spectacular btw, is the haunting call of the loon.

    Just great photos Paul. Next time your up, shoot me a line and I'll try to meet up with ya for a coffee.

    cheers,
    Tim
    Tim, I would love to hook up with you for a cup and a Doxa/Sinn match up! Unfortunately our non-lake time is very limited when we do these trips. For this one we drove through the night, tried to sleep in the truck for a couple hours, and ended up at a Tim Hortons in Wawa at 4:00 a.m.!!!

    However, next year, if I can convince my buddies to leave earlier and spend the night in Wawa at a hotel, we may be able to figure out a get together.

    (And those beautiful loon cries lulled us to sleep each night.....)

    And thank you everyone else for your kind words!

    Paul

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    Wonderful pictures..
    Always nice to see another part of our beautiful planet.

    Thanks a LOT for sharing these treasures
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    Mother Nature always delivers the best pics, does it ?

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    You are soo right Louis...

    Nature ''rocks''
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