it's a Lake.
11.09.2009 - 16.09.2009
View The big trip on martgina's travel map.
this is what went on in my head as we're on the ferry across to Manitoulin Island.... with no land in sight.
Hmmm. Got to keep my eyes open for Humpback Whales or Dolphins.
No Whales, No Dolphins, Dummy. It's a Lake.
It can't be a Lake, it's too bloomin' big.
No seriously, look at the map, it's a Lake.
ok then. But over there, that shadow, looks like....
It's a Lake.
And so on.
And folks, Lake Huron isn't even the biggest of the Great Lakes. That Honour belongs to Her Majesty, the aptly named Lake Superior. The largest body of fresh water on the planet. It's so big that it's got a ground swell and creates it's own weather system. It is also eyewateringly beautiful - we went for a few hours of canoeing - we weren't lucky enought to see Bears or Moose but the serenety and peacefulness of the place had something profoundly spiritual about it, and i would have gladly spend a few weeks there, just us and the canoe and our little campsite on the beach in Agawa bay. Instead, after 2 nights it was time to head north and west for some serious miles as we crossed the rest of Ontario and into the Great Plains - A change from endless Forests and mountains and millions of Lakes to wide, big open skies and Prairie and Grass... This is where the Buffalo was once hunted by the people of the First Nations.
We're now in Saskatoon, on the other side of the Great Plains, and we hoped to find out more about the culture and lives of the native peoples here at the Heritage park nearby, but sadly it's closed for building work. Well at least we've got time to update our blog!
Hope you're all well - Photos will be forthcoming i promise!