Sunrise Solo, originally uploaded by Michael Mitchener.
Date: August 2011
Time: Various early morning trips at or shortly after sunrise
Launch Point: Killbear Provincial Park, Granite Saddle campground
Destination: Daisy's Beach, Dudley's Beach & Lighthouse Point
Crew: Michael Mitchener (solo)
Conditions: Calm waters due the early hour with a light rain one morning but otherwise clear skies
Sightings: A family of deer, one noble seagull, a lighthouse, and beautiful Georgian Bay scenery.
I spent a few days at Killbear this summer camping at Granite Saddle. It's a stunning part of the world and very photogenic.
Georgian Bay is notoriously unpredictable, so I tried to take early morning paddles for the calmer waters (and better light). My plan worked out and I had several enjoyable morning paddles where it seemed like I was the only person on the lake.
Ishmael, originally uploaded by Michael Mitchener.
I enjoyed touring the perimeter of the park and photographing the Group-of-Seven-ish landscape.
We've done so much canoeing on Lake Ontario over the last few years, it was good to get Nessie out on another Great Lake (Huron). I look forward to next year.