Leaving The Pas and heading to Flin Flon, Manitoba, we
noticed two provincial parks just off Highway 10, Clearwater Provincial Park
and Grass River Provincial Park. As we were not in a hurry to get anywhere and needing a spot to
stay the night we decided on the first park Clearwater just 20 kms from The
A beautiful drive in on excellent highway we ended up at 25 Mile
Campground for the night. Early in May and a cool rainy Thursday we found the
campground empty so had our choice of spots. We picked one overlooking Atikameg
Lake which in Cree means “White Fish”, but it is mostly referred to as
Clearwater Lake. The lake takes up almost half of the 593-square-kilometer
park, is spring fed and lives up to its name as the water is pure and clear. We were told you could see to a depth of 33
feet or 10 meters. The lake is 120 feet deep in places and is home to lake trout
in the cold waters.
We wandered down to the lake finding the area, although
quite rocky, the lake was pure sand and not a weed to be found…on a great day
perfect for swimming. We were not even tempted to go in for a dip, however
while we sat and watched three cars pull up, kids bailing out everywhere and
heading into the cold waters on that cool rainy day. Either age has made us
smarter…or perhaps we are a couple of wimps.
We headed instead to Sam’s Snack Shack where we had noticed
activity…their fries are the best! The couple who own the place live there most
of the year and were very friendly and helpful. The park we were told is mostly
lake and boreal forest and boasts a collection of deep crevices known as “The
Caves”. These were formed when massive
rocks were split from the cliffs along the shoreline. These caves are very cool
and may have snow in them in July. A
short self-guided trail on the south shore will take you past the caves.
Also referred to as Pioneer Campground, the one we called 25
Mile Campground, has approximately 27 electric-only serviced sites, all with lake
views. We found very modern shower and flush washrooms, all kept very clean,
change houses, volleyball courts and picnic areas. For some reason, maybe due
partly to the weather or knowing we would probably be back for more exploring
of the area, we took very few photos.
Standing under our awning in the drizzle cooking our humble
fare we would refer to as “supper”, I noticed car after car arrive and pick up
food at Sam’s Snack Shop. Pretty much the only traffic in the area that day…I’m
getting to thinking that we should have checked out the menu at “Sam’s” a
Down the road towards Highway 10 there is another
campground, Campers Cove, which is a little more commercialized, one can rent
Yurts which can each sleep up to six people. There are 70 serviced campsites
and eight basic tenting sites. I think due to it being closer to The Pas and
the services, this is the busiest of the campgrounds, we however prefer the
“not so popular” ones. Either way Clearwater Provincial Park is worth a visit.
Next stop Grass River Provincial Park. We hope to see you “Down the
Road”…Charlotte and Gerry, the RV Cowboy.
As most of our regular readers know, Charlotte and I are truck
camper RV’ers and love the freedom of being able to go just about anywhere with
our small four-wheel RV. We can park wherever we can park the truck and camp in
friends’ driveways when visiting. No packing suitcases, for us we take our home
We enjoy canoeing which has always required we pull either
our Jeep with the canoe on top or our recent build of a small camper utility
trailer. We never forget our trip the beautiful Elk Island National Park near
Edmonton, Alberta when we decided to leave the canoe at home. Not knowing what
the park was like, it was to be a quick check it out trip. Upon arriving we
discovered a beautiful lake full of small islands on which any form of motor
boat was banned…wow our style of lake and no way to get out on the water.
Sitting there looking out over the lake we realized it would be a hiking weekend, that was OK as well but the lake kept calling. A small Toyota car pulled up and an older couple got out and unloaded a bundle from their trunk, approximately 10 minutes later they were hauling a full 14 foot kayak to the lake. Interrupting their paddle for a few minutes as we checked out the craft, it was not cheap plastic like the corner store dinghy but very well constructed and durable. They loved it and always used it to get on the water, finding it very durable as well as stable. I cannot remember the brand name but it was enough to get us doing some research on inflatable boats.
After months of looking at many different options from various piece-together kayaks to inflatables we decided the inflatable would suit us the best. We decided on the Sea Eagle. The company builds many different styles of inflatable kayaks, canoes to fishing boats and paddle boards. An established company we checked out customer reviews and found they really stood behind their product…good to know. Still not totally risking paddling out on a cold northern lake in a plastic boat I remained skeptical. What sold me was I found a video where they drove a Jeep over an inflated Fast Track Kayak.
We decided on a 16 foot Sea Eagle 465FT Fast Track kayak.
This was not a cheap model but felt we would take the chance and order it on
line from Sea Eagle, something at our age were not accustomed to doing. It was
painful to wait wondering what type of craft would really arrive and checked
the delivery tracking number daily. Of course being Canadian we lost on the
exchange and there was extra shipping costs but if it was what the company and
others said it would be, it would be worth the price.
It finally arrived. It
was only -35 celsius outside, our lake was frozen over and another three months
to break up. We just had to set it up all 16 ft. of it in our small cabin. It
came complete with a foot pump; we opted out being kinda cheap on the electric
pump, paddles, inflatable seats and a patch kit. Timing our first set up, it
took us approximately 20 minutes, not bad for just out of the box; we sat in
it, kicked it and were impressed – it was more than we had thought. How would
it paddle? Would it replace our canoe?
Last summer we traveled with only the Sea Eagle and have to
say we loved it. Easy to set up and take down and we stored it behind the
passenger seat in our Ram truck along with the pump, paddles, life jackets etc.
I made a set of wheels out of plumbing pipe to haul it from campsite to water,
as this is not a really light unit, approximately 65 lbs. Our 16 foot Swift
canoe is lighter at 45 lbs., so the wheels came in handy as it was not as easy
to throw over the shoulder and carry. The solid blow up floor in the kayak gave
us a very secure feeling; we could even stand up in it. It was incredibly
stable even in large waves. At no time have we ever felt concerned, even went places
where we would never have gone with the canoe. The low profile was good in the
wind, it paddled very well, tracked well, however it was a tougher paddle than
our 16 foot canoe. I would give that up for the stability. We landed it on
rocks and find it very tough. As we are canoeists, we scrapped the kayak paddles
for our canoe paddles which we find quieter and easier for us and works and
handles very well this way.
Will it replace our canoe…well I picked up a Lund stern back
aluminum 16 foot canoe and added a small 3 hp. Honda motor which we can paddle
or motor for days when we stray a distance from camp and need to get off the
lake or home quickly. No it will not, but we never go anywhere without our Sea
Eagle and we will always be able to get out on the water even when it’s rough
and when we don’t want a tow behind.
We consider it one of our better investments. I’m not just pushing Sea Eagle, there are lots
of brands and prices out there, but the idea of an inflatable for the sake of
travel should not be overlooked.
Enjoy the RV lifestyle and we hope to see you “Down the
Road”…Charlotte and Gerry, the RV Cowboy.
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May 23rd. Leaving Nipawin I had decided to show
Charlotte Flin Flon in the Canadian Shield northern Manitoba. We had several
choices, backtrack to Smeaton on Hwy. 55 and take 106 to Flin Flon or head
south and go through Hudson Bay on Hwy. 3 to 10 in Manitoba. We were not in a
hurry so time was not that important but the extra miles and fuel would add up
on our poverty budget. I noticed Hwy. 55 continued from Nipawin to The Pas,
Manitoba but was mainly gravel for approximately 100 kms. Not sure about the
condition of the road to travel with an RV I decided to ask one of the locals
regarding the condition. That’s when we found out the highway also went by the
alias “The Towed Road”. After several
local people acknowledged the road’s existence none had actually used it. Red
flags were going up….wait a travelling salesman at our service station stop for
fuel, he will know for sure. Not! Again he knew about the road but had never
used it. Getting a little frustrated by this time I spotted a person I assumed
was a farmer from the area, persistence pays off! He looked at our rig noticing
it was 4 wheel drive and said being as it had been a very dry spring he felt
the road would be good. “You should be okay with your rig; it gets pretty soft
in wet conditions and the bridges can washout in the spring or in heavy rains.
The water coming out of those hills, referring to the area known as the Wildcat
Hills Provincial Wilderness Park, can be brutal”, he said adding, because it
was dry the bridges would be in and we should be alright.
Okay, decision made, this would cut off miles in our trek to
Flin Flon. Shortly after Carrot River we hit gravel. The road was fairly good but had some soft
spots, not being in a hurry we decided to take it slow. Slow is good as we
really enjoyed the wild rocky country. The only vehicles we met were highway
crews working on, replacing or working on the many bridges we crossed. I could
see where this would be a tough drive early in the spring as we could see the
many deep washouts from flood waters out of the hills. Hwy. 55 turned into 36
and then to 40 after we entered Manitoba and was paved but narrow to The Pas.
Amazing we went from wild rocky wilderness into farming land and made it to The
Pas where we almost lost our camper on one of the city streets. Go figure we
traveled the “Towed Road” with no problem and then almost lost it…The Pas lost its
charm for us. It was getting on in the day so we headed to Clearwater Lake
Provincial Park just 20 or 30 Kms north of The Pas.
We were glad we traveled the “Towed Road” for the natural
beauty but see how it could have gotten its name, caution advised if wet.
That’s it for today next Clearwater; hope to see you “Down the Road”….Charlotte
and Gerry the RV Cowboy
May 22rd…left the Narrows in Prince Albert
National Park. We spent a day visiting
with my cousin, owner of Northside Antiques and Art Gallery, located just north
of Prince Albert. Spending time there is always a great time sharing many
memories. Her place is full of antiques to most people, but for me I either have
used them or remember my grandparents and parents using them. Not sure what
that makes me, perhaps a multi-generational expert would be a better title than
The next morning we left for a photo assignment in Nipawin. Having
been there before we booked into the Regional Park just on the outskirts of the
town. The park, located on Tobin Lake, is known for great fishing and the home
of several large fishing tournaments. Expect to share the campground with those
spinning some large fish stories. The marina is very good for launching boats
of all sizes and features a small shop and restaurant.
The campground is very clean with over 121 sites featuring
electrical and full hook up. The yearly regional park pass is good for all
regional parks in Saskatchewan and was $45. A note if travelling in northern
Saskatchewan the majority of participating parks are located south of Prince
Albert to the U.S. border.
We paid $33 CDN for power and water, dump station included. It
is a great park for those with children. The playgrounds and spray poo,l along
with hanging bridges and walking tails, are some of the best we have seen in
our travels. Good news for parents in keeping even the most active from that… “we’re
bored when are we going”. We must admit
we like the park even in dreary early May weather. We found lots to do and see.
As well there is always shopping just a few kms down the road in the beautiful
northern community of Nipawin. This is an area of the province that could use a
little more exploring, and we would recommend Nipawin Regional Park as a great
home base. Check them out at www.nipawinpark.com phone (306) 862-3237. Hope to see you down the road…Charlotte and
Gerry the “RV Cowboy”.
Our summer travels started early in May with a short trip in
northern Saskatchewan to the Narrows campground located in the Prince Albert
National Park. This has always been one of our favourite campgrounds however,
as canoeists we are finding the tubers and boarders are taking over the Narrows.
This makes for a lot of over-the-shoulder checks and rough water for fishing. So going early in the year the campground (no
online registration) is first come and a lot of spots are available or mid to
late August through September. What use to be our quiet go-to spot that
attracted fishermen and those not requiring power and hook-ups now is
attracting a new kind of camper. During
the peak season the boats from 20-40 hp now have to share the lake with those
150 hp and greater. Camper outfits are getting bigger and requiring more power meaning
more generator use.
It was on this trip we were late in May due to a threat of
forest fires nearby, the park and the campground was closed. We arrived to meet
the fire fighters coming out of the area and stopped one of the vans asking if
it was safe to use the campground, they could not provide us with any
information. Luckily as we were sitting at the junction to the 18 kms gravel
road to the campground a Parks maintenance truck drove up and we were able to
find out the campground had just been declared open. It was a rainy cool day so
we proceeded with caution finding when we got there we were all on our own.
This would not have been a problem under normal circumstances, but with the
smell of smoke heavy in the air we were a little concerned. We found a site we
could get out of in case of a hurried evacuation.
The weekend remained very cool and rainy, but it was good to
be back in the north and the pines. Not long after arriving we spotted another
camper which stayed in a different loop in the large campground. Why this made
us feel a little more secure…I do not know, now there would be two of us trying
to get out in case of a flare-up.
It was on this trip we noticed the Park had gone through and
cleared the campsites removing under brush and making two sites into one larger
site to accommodate the trend of 40 ft.
plus rigs and trailers along with huge boat trailers. The charm we found has
not totally disappeared in the campground, but we can see the change is on to
take the overflow from the main campsite at Waskesiu. This I suppose is a positive change for the Park
and the new breed of campers and larger boats to enjoy the Narrows. However for
us the quiet and the sounds of the loons which used to be the call of the north
is disappearing. It’s time for us to find a new place, perhaps further north,
where we can find more undisturbed beauty and quiet where the loons are free to
Don’t get me wrong, Prince Albert National Park is a
beautiful park offering people miles of hiking trails, canoe routes, town site,
remote camping, luxury camping, hotels,
food and shopping. The location is less than 100 kms north of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
making this park very accessible. We are
fortunate to have this park in our province. We will still get our fix of the
Narrows each year, probably our first camping trip and last trip of the year
when it’s not as busy…..and that’s just our idiosyncrasy. Check out the photos
and hope to see you “Down the Road.”
It’s not a New Year’s resolution but it’s time to stop
procrastinating. I now have the time as we enjoy life at our small cabin to
reflect on a great summer of travel in our RV. We had a great three-month trip
through northern Manitoba combined with many short stays at Nipawin Regional
Park, the Narrows in Prince Albert National Park, and Spruce River in Great Blue
Heron Provincial Park and Zeden Lake campground in Narrow Hills Provincial Park
all in northern Saskatchewan. This included a trip to La Ronge to pick up
another new-to-us canoe.
Not sure how many days in total we were on the road, as we
had no plans when we left except we had a photo assignment to complete in
Nipawin. Our plan to possibly head to Dawson City in the Northwest Territories
went by the wayside. We were close to Manitoba and I wanted to show Charlotte
Flin Flon, heading to Dawson City after was still in the plans at that time. That
was until we experienced the Canadian Shield area of northern Manitoba around
Flin Flon. This countryside, sparse in people, heavy in spruce forests, lakes
with great fishing and canoeing everywhere in between the rock formations, was
everything we could ask for. We did not leave for approximately 90 days.
The beauty of northern Manitoba rivals that of British
Columbia without the grand prix course through the mountains and people
everywhere. I almost hate sharing the beauty we found in case it becomes a
Jasper or Banff and the simple natural beauty untouched by man will remain. A
close friend of mine Keith agrees with Charlotte and myself, there is just
something about the northern forest and the naturalness that calms the soul and
is almost a spiritual feeling.
Now I have started I guess I owe it to the readers of Down
the Road to share the beauty we found in the upcoming series of articles to be
The greatest feeling of all was the feeling of total
freedom, we had no destination, no time frame, no place we needed to be or
anything we had to do but to enjoy the people we met and the beauty. For us
this was possible, as we are definitely not wealthy, if you consider money as a
measure of wealth, but for our desire for a simple life free of a lot of things
to tie us down. We love the RV lifestyle, it has taught us to be aware of our
surroundings, and conservation of our resources. Many times we are without
shore power, and water. As a society we think nothing of leaving on lights,
running water endlessly and heating massive areas we do not even use in our
Our truck camper is a luxury we enjoy. In that small space
we have everything we need, shower, toilet, oven, stove, big fridge and
freezer, a useless TV, queen size bed and even the kitchen table and sink. The
freedom of a small unit with 4 wheel drive allows us to go just about anywhere
we want and enjoy areas many cannot. Our solar power, two six volt batteries
and with some conservation we can do without hookups for weeks. We are totally
self-contained and able to park almost anywhere. We have had from a 38 foot
fifth wheel to pull behinds and are back to a truck camper. We have had several and find smaller is
better. Perhaps that is why the van campers are becoming very popular.
The beauty of camping off grid is most campgrounds that
offer power and services are now taking bookings on line. As regular travelers
who may want the option of staying for a week or more in an area we like, we
got tired of being booted out on Thursday to make room for a booking on that
spot for someone who wants it Friday night and Saturday. Many times the
campground is booked solid and you have to move on. It happens all the time in
all provincial parks that take on line bookings so we avoid these parks as much
as we can because we do not enjoy relocating every 3-4 days. Yes we could book
online like everyone else…that is if we knew where we would be, had access to
the internet, and even at that, the first thing in spring most popular
campgrounds are booked every weekend before May, even if the site, in many
cases, is not used. Personally I prefer the old way which we never had any
problems with, first come first serve, or at least enforced if you have booked
it you use it. We have found too many times it’s just a nice place to store
your camper until you may want to use it…..sometimes we just have too much
money to spend.
Where I was going with this is, it’s not money that we make
that allows us to live this lifestyle but the money we get to keep. We have
found freedom with the less we have that we really do not need. Our small cabin
is comfortable and everything we need, yes there are times we think we want
more, but don’t need it. The money we do not send for taxes, power, heating,
insurance and upkeep every month we get to keep while doing without anything. We
do not drive exotic vehicles; we find the vintage ones we’ve got that are paid
for, get us where we want to go. To sum this up, the more you have the more you
need, it’s nice to have a big fire….but it requires a lot of wood to keep it
going. At the end of the day were you any warmer than close to a smaller one
and enjoyed sitting around that fire rather than constantly cutting wood.
This year we may spend close to 200 days plus on the road,
and the above comments may answer the question we get a lot, wow must be nice,
how do you do it?
We love our wee cabin at the lake! But we do have cabin fever and who can blame us, 175 days of below zero temperatures. This time last year our lake was wide open and a neighbour’s boat in and we were having morning coffee on the deck.
The few good days we had allowed me to complete the modifications to our truck camper. A new enclosed front generator and modified rear storage allows us to haul our 16 ft. Sea Eagle kayak behind the passenger seat of our truck. Not that we have need for it now…but just in case winter decides to give up this year.
A funeral for a dear friend in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan was all we needed to get motivated. As long as we were heading north to our favourite part of the province we would take the Northern Lite and continue north for some winter camping. Yes even Charlotte was ready! I had spent some time in our camper this winter at Agribition so knew the four-season camper could handle the low temps. We would have to rely on our solar panel and two six volt batteries for all our power. The camper and stock solar panel and batteries came through with flying colours, our batteries never dropping below 12.2 volts.
Unfortunately our favourite northern campsites did not come through as well. If we thought we had lots of snow back here at Pike Lake, it was nothing compared to Anglin Lake, Waskesiu Lake and north.
The roads were great and plowed out in Great Herron Provincial Park as were the roads in Prince Albert National Park. We could get to the campground entrances but the campgrounds still had two to three feet of snow throughout. We stopped at Spruce River, Anglin Lake and then north to the Narrows north of Waskesiu townsite in Prince Albert National Park. We had hoped to see the otters playing, obviously they also were not in the playing mood.
The townsite usually very busy with people was quiet and snow piled everywhere. The main beach house had a five to six foot drift blocking the entrance, we sure need some warmer weather for the May long weekend.
We did however find open water on the Waskesiu River. Here we watched some confused Canada Geese arguing over whose fault it was they arrived back to this. Our journey north ended at the Hanging Heart Lakes where the marina road remained unplowed.
We totally enjoyed our province’s north again seeing a different beauty one does not experience in the summer months. The north is a great place to snowshoe, cross country ski and hike and enjoy the beauty of the green spruce against the stark white snow. As beautiful as it is it’s time winter to get lost and allow us a short but beautiful summer.
Short on campgrounds we were lucky enough to be able to camp at my cousin’s place at Northside, Sk. on Hwy. 2. June runs a great go-to-destination antique store, Northside Antiques and Collectibles, which also is home to the Black Spruce Art Gallery. Check the menu for more on this in a future article and photos.
Back at the cabin and another snowfall….perhaps this will be the last! For us our travels are starting again and we hope to see you “Down the Road”
We hope you subscribe and come back often….Charlotte and Gerry
In June of 2017 Charlotte and I had the opportunity to camp at Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park. We were on a photography job for a client that would have us travel from Weyburn, Saskatchewan through the south of the province west to near the Alberta border. The job required close to 18 locations to be photographed, so we loaded the camper leaving a few days early to camp on the shores of Last Mountain Lake. We have travelled extensively through Saskatchewan doing photography jobs, rodeo events, and with our western magazine Pure Country always camping. For some reason we never got to camp on one of southern Saskatchewan’s longest lakes. We decided on Rowan’s Ravine Provincial campground as it was on the eastern side of the lake near where our work week would start.
The road to the campground left a lot to be desired Hwy. 322 and 220 approximately 25 kms of gravel and a little washboard to say the least. But once getting to the campground we were quite impressed. We love either the very north with the tall spruce trees or the very south with the rolling hills and grasslands and not much for wide open prairie. Rowan’s Ravine was established as a provincial park in 1960 and the trees in this well treed park were hand planted to create an oasis on the open prairie of mostly farm land.
The lake itself is a few kms short of 100 kms long and 3 kms wide at its widest point. The area was chosen partly because of a large sandy peninsula, now one of southern Saskatchewan’s largest natural sand beaches. Because of the location the beach is usually always sheltered from the wind.
The campgrounds were very well kept, clean and some very private areas along with more open and group camping areas. Most important all the facilities were very clean and maintained, large modern washrooms and hot showers, laundry facilities etc. Free firewood which is becoming rare, picnic tables, firepits, electric 30 amp service and dump stations to mention a few. The campground has 300 sites, including pull thru and tent sites. We stayed two nights and cost was $30/night with power. Not sure what the provincial park entry was as in Saskatchewan residents who are 65 or older get free passes, and we qualify….Yes!!! Just looked it up a provincial yearly pass is now $65 for all Saskatchewan provincial parks.
I think this may be the only Provincial Park I can walk the whole length of the park along a shoreline. If you enjoy hiking, just plain walking, boating and water related activities this park fits the bill. Being as we left our canoe at home (we were on a job) we did an amazing amount of walking. Lots of picnic and day use areas, large modern marina with marine fuel, did I mention great fishing and a neat restaurant featuring its own dock. We are not the norm and choose not to be tied down by pets but for those who do it’s a pet friendly park as well.
This Lake I discovered played a huge roll in settling farmers into the area. In the early years for the Cree Indians it was a land of abundance providing all their necessities. Bison by the thousands roamed freely on the shores and plains, other wildlife, birds and fish provided food, clothing and shelter. I’m told that it is estimated 60 million bison roamed North America. In 1869, Issac Crowie, a clerk with the Hudson Bay Co. passed through one of the last remaining herds at the north end of Last Mountain Lake. He wrote they blackened the whole country and they travelled amongst them for several days. By 1879 the great herds were gone from Saskatchewan and by 1884 only a few remained.
In 1887 the Canadian government was urged to protect the large bird populations of nesting and migratory birds. Then it was part of the North West Territories and a bird sanctuary was created at the north end of the lake. With the dwindling fur trade in those days the railway wanted to make sure it put down tracks in settled areas for financial viability. The goal of the railway was to connect the east with British Columbia. Settlers started noticing the area was very fertile for agriculture and the government of Saskatchewan in the 1890s and 1920s created the homestead act which granted immigrants 160 acres of land if they farmed it for 3 years. This increased the population to nearly a million by 1920.
When the European settlers arrived a small town called Watertown was established near the north end of the lake sometimes referred to as Long Lake. Before the railways it was steamboats that brought supplies and people to the land. The Peterson Land Company ran a steam boat the SS QuAppelle on Last Mountain Lake to help bring settlers into the area. These boats played a big role for a number of years. Watertown was their northern port and Port Hyman was established at the south end of the lake.
A railway was eventually built and settlers took over the land. Today walking in the fields one can still find stone rings and cairns from native campsites, a reminder of the tremendous changes that have taken place in the last century. Now large farms spread out over the countryside, and a number of recreational areas developed along the shorelines. On the west side Regina Beach and Lumsden Beach were established and to the north Sunset Cove and Sundale Resort.
It’s hard to imagine as one looks out over the lake not too long ago paddle wheeler steamships provided the main transportation and supply link for the people in the area to the railhead located in Regina to the south. The boats are smaller, faster and now simply provide recreation for the 1000’s enjoying the park.
This is a great park, not our favourite but worth visiting. Remember when camping please leave the site the way you would like to find it…..happy camping and we hope to see you “down the road”.
From our little cabin at Pike Lake to your home, we wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas!
For most of us Canadian RV folks it’s planning time for next summer’s travels. That is unless you are enjoying a trip south of the 49 to visit our American friends. Quartzsite, Arizona is still a must on our bucket list but not this winter. I have put up enough wood at the cabin so we should be cozy and warm and enjoy our stick and stone home a little. After having spent most of the summer travelling in our truck camper we found it hard to just park it, but look forward to trying some winter trips. Yes in Saskatchewan, Canada! Believe it or not we are going to test out our Northern Lite to the extreme. As I write this it’s only -23c outside. With the right mindset winter can be beautiful not only for photography but sledding, snowshoeing, skiing and skating. A crackling wood fire is even more inviting on a frosty day.
We have been pleased to get our online Magazine/Blog finally up and we look forward to having fun with it. I will finally be able to share my millions of photos we take of places and events visited instead of hiding the photos on a drive never to be found again. We have to remember when we choose a destination to try and give ourselves enough time as we should enjoy the journey.
Wishing you all the best of health and happiness in 2018. We pray that peace and love may prevail in this changing world and we hope to see you “Down the Road”.
I cannot count the number of times Charlotte and I passed by the sign Elk Island National Park commenting we should stop in sometime. Having just returned from our son’s wedding and a week of camping in Calgary, Alberta, we were ready for a northern camping trip.