Monday, July 8, 2013

Can You Canoe?/Our World

 Gear for canoe trip, Kirkfield Lock Lift

I enjoy visiting the locks on the Trent-Severn Waterway to watch the boats be raised or lowered to a different level so crew members can continue on their journey on the canal system between Lakes Ontario and Huron.

 A lot to pack here!

Usually the boats are powered by motors, not paddles, though. As you can see, I was on the other side of the canal with a zoom camera, my point-and-shoot. I was spying, trying to get candid shots.

Mom unpacking her camera to take a few photos

What I didn't realize until I got home was this family was completing a journey Mom and Pop started a few years ago - a trip by canoe across Canada.

 Mom taking photos of newest crew member

Canoe lowered into the water

As plain as the nose on my face! This canoeing family has a website!

What? Another crew member?

And the baby is not the only child along for the ride. Seems there's an almost four-year-old too.

Hope their journey is a fun and safe one!

More photos from Our World can be seen by clicking HERE.

40 comments:

RamblingRound said...

Great series of canoeing photos! They are really serious about having fun or getting somewhere in a canoe!

Andy said...

Nice candid shots. This is one crowded canoe.

Terri said...

Not sure I would want to canoe across anything with a baby! But they look like they are having a great time. Nice captures!

Kerri said...

What a great adventure!

Buttons said...

Wow incredible shots. I am going to check out that site I can only imagine the things they will see. Those children are extremely lucky to acquire an adventurous soul so young. It looks like the parents know exactly what they are doing. Thank you. B

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I can't imagine taking a baby on a trip like this. Wow.

Roan said...

I don't think I would enjoy that long of a canoe ride, but looks like fun.

Jill said...

I'm with Nancy...taking a baby on a trip like this would scare me to pieces! They do look like they know what they are doing though.

Sandra said...

when i saw all that gear i thought wow, all that for a canoe trip? then i saw the baby and thought OH then i read the travel trip they are on and thought wow again

Kathy said...

What a great family adventure!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, no wonder there was a ton of gear!

Judy said...

What an adventure! I used to love to go to the locks on the Mississippi where I grew up and watch the boats and barges go through. Sometimes I would be able to talk to the people on the boats and ask them about their journey. Great post!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Nice how you put together the progression of information. I thought: wow, a lot of gear, oh they have a kid, no wonder, oh gee, across Canada? that explains it, wonder if they have a website, what, another kid!? I'll be looking into this. Thanks for sharing this discovery to us.

Lowell said...

Fantastic, EG. What a series. Are these people crazy? Holy ....! Gotta give 'em credit, though. That's one heck of a trip. I'm amazed they can get all that stuff into one canoe.

Karen said...

I love canoe trekking. We used to do a lot when our daughter was young. Now we just paddle around the cottage!

RedPat said...

It's great to see these pics after reading about their trip in the newspaper. You should send them a link to your post, EG.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What an adventure, I am also impressed by anybody who can stand up in a canoe.

Malyss said...

That's quite an adventure! especially with kids!

cieldequimper said...

I used to... I wish I still could, especially now that the weather has turned to blazing hot!

Halcyon said...

What a neat idea! I'm definitely going to look at their website. Hope they make it. :)

Carver said...

Great shots and what an adventure for the family. I had no idea that some canoes have motors. I guess I'm behind the times. I used to enjoy canoeing but always paddled and couldn't imagine packing all that stuff into a canoe.

Small City Scenes said...

Wow that's a big undertaking for a family with such small ones. More power to them. I will have to look up the website. Good shots. MB

Kay said...

I was thinking they had quite a bit of gear until I saw the baby. And a second child! That's quite an undertaking. Good for them!

Gary said...

What a great trip!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Photo Cache said...

what a fun family project/activity.

beyondzephyr.com said...

Fantastic shots! The red canoe really stood out, and the baby seat is so cool!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what a neat sight to see. I hope the family has a safe and successful trip! Great shots!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a series indeed, EG!! This is fantastic!! I do admire their courage and their adventure!!

Barb said...

Great candids! I must look up this family's site. I love that little portable baby holder - would work perfectly with my 10 month old grand, Sam!

Lisa Gordon said...

My goodness, that must have been some trip, especially with a little one along!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the insights into this amazing adventure. Great to see such spirit alive and well! Hope the little ones have memories of all this!

Lois Evensen said...

What a fantastic journey for the whole family. :)

Jack said...

Q: Why did the family canoe across Canada?

A!: To get to the other side. A2: Because it was there.

Indrani said...

That would be a nice pass time.
Great shots!

Fun60 said...

What an adventurous family. Canoeing on a canal must be a wonderful way to see the countryside.

Liz Needle said...

An interesting story and a case of being in the right place snooping at the right time. I hope they get to complete their adventure.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I can't imagine taking a trip like this let alone with a baby and a 4 year old. But it looks like they are having a great time.

Sue said...

These photos charmed me!

=)

Cezar and Léia said...

wow lots of accessories to enjoy this sport!I love the pictures of the mom and sweet baby!
Léia

Joyful said...

Wow, the family is very adventurous. I'm sure they now know the meaning of "pack light"! Have a great week.

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