ready for an adventure

ready for an adventure
paddling into sunset

Thursday, August 12, 2010

ktwon 2010!
















Ahhhh, going back to kenora for the weekend was amazing! The weather held up and it was great to chill in ktown! The weekend was jam packed full of activities and lots of walking around the many trails of kenora. One of my favorite spots was Tunnel Island. It is a gem tucked away off the highway and it is the perfect spot to hang out, enjoy the sun, check out some cools rocks and enjoy the river. I ended up walking around 10 miles that day and it was nice to hang out in the evening and enjoy the evening breeze. Sunday came around and it was time for some serious fishing! I hooked up with Brian and we hit the open water of lake of the woods in hope to catch us dinner. We had a great time cruising around the lake, catching some sun and just chilling out. Unfortunately, the fishing was not the greatest but I outfished Brian and caught the fish of the day!I have been too busy having fun so here is a quick view of what I have been doing lately! I have had been to Kenora for a couple of weekends during the past month and every visit was great! I hung with some great people, fished and caught some fish for the winter, went hiking, had some drinks with some friends, went kayaking on the Winnipeg River, watched the fire works for harbourfest, met some new people and hung out with people who are very dear to my heart(you know who you are!!) All in all it was a great time and I love Kenora so much! I also enjoyed being out of the bush for the weekend and enoying a starbucks latte, having a bagel from Tim's and buying a hot red fishing rod! The weather was great, the sun was out and the rain was kept to a minimum so I could not ask for more! I hope to spend a bit more time there to catch some fish, do some more kayaking and possibly some climbing!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

folk fest 2010
















Once again the Winnipeg folk festival rocked! I don't know what it is about this festival but I loved every minute of it this year. Even though the whole festival was amazing, the best part of the festival is hanging out with my dad! I don't spend enought time with him during the year so folk fest is a great time spent with my dad! He is an amazing person and I think he is the best DAD ever! On top of spending time with my dad, folk fest is the best time to catch up with old and new friends, soak up the sun, eat delicious food and of course listen to some amazing music! There are too many great artists to list here but a few of my favorites include Romi Mayes, Bo Ramsey, Swell Season, Cat Empire, Oka, Arrested development, Del Barber, Tao Seeger! All in all, it was a great weekend. I volunteered this year with La Cuisine and it was great! I spent many hours, peeling potatoes, chopping veggies, making fake baklava, and apple pancakes so the time went by quickly and it is amazing the amount of food and work that goes into feeding the volunteers, staff and of course performers at the festival! I hope you enjoy the pics!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

around town











This week has been great for paddling and for checking out some of the flora and fauna of ELA. To date I have seen; deer, bears, a wolf, beavers, ducks, black fly's, mosquito's, trout(tasted very nice over a camp fire), hawks and bald eagles! Not too bad for an afternoon paddle! Enjoy the pics!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

31st birthday!






















June 4th came around quickly so I decided to venture out with my kayak and check a new lake at ELA. The weather was not promising but I figured a little rain wont hurt. The staff mentioned that one of portages was long and not the easiest but since I had no set schedule and wanted to test out my kayak, I was all game. Little did I know that the portage was 2km long, which I did twice; once with my gear and the second time carrying my kayak over my shoulder! I definitely need stronger shoulders and arms if I plan to do any serious portaging! Once the portage was finished, got in my boat, the skies opened up and it poured! Ahhhh perfect timing! Luckily enough there was not any lighting, but the minute I finished my dinner and was happily drinking baileys for my birthday, ligthing and thunder struck. I happily fell alseep to the sound of rain on my tent and a lighting show to celebrate new beginnings and the close to a wonderful year! Thanks to everyone who supported me during the last year and to all my wonderful friends and family in winnipeg, kenora, vancouver, and of course Melissa in australia.

Monday, May 24, 2010

may long with Janice






May long weekend was great! Janice came up from the city and we spent two days cruising around Roddy Lake at ELA. Roddy is one of the public lakes in the area and it is a great lake because it has lots of bay and inlets to explore! The weather was great, the water is crystal clear and the paddling was awesome! This was a great weekend for us girls to hang out, paddle, leave the human world behind and enjoy what nature has to offer! This was also a chance for me to get to know my kayak and I have a lot to learn. First of all, turning an 18ft kayak is no easy feat, especially when there are high waves going against you! The trick to turning with a skeg is it loosen your waist and lean! This something that I had to learn quickly since I spent some time paddling backwards and running into the shoreline! Good thing I have kevlar kayak! LOL! All in all the weekend was great! We enjoyed the time on the water, spend some time around the camp fire and had great food and wine to enjoy the end of the day! I hope you enjoy the pictures! love Kim