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... way. It's a fine morning, though forecast to close in and rain later on, so better get cracking.
Our first stop is at KM13, the Hardwood Trail which is just a short track to a lookout across a lake. Short, maybe. But no-one said anything about uphill, rocks and roots. Never mind, it's lovely walking in the forest, some snow on the ground, sun peeking through, windy and biting cold, leaves dropping all around. Still some colour about, but mostly now a ...
... Apparently Beth was so amazed by that, she forgot the way back and so we got lost. However, since we are now well trained in taking detours we found our way back eventually. During the hike we also discovered that Lauren is apparently not allergic to wasps - she got stung and wasn't sure but up until now she's doing fine. What a day.
Back in Toronto we (meaning Alex, Brendon, Kayleigh, Karen, Beth, Melanie, Catherine, Emma and me) went for one very last group dinner in an indian ...
... We literally circled around ourselves in the middle of the lake, probably confusing a family of loons that was dodging us. Josh said I got better as the session went on.
It was a perfect, windless afternoon, reducing the surface of the lake to a magical sheet of glass.
We didn't have any pet snakes on this site like the two we had in Rosebary Lake, but Josh made friends with a cute tiny frog, a little salamander and a couple ...
... to judge the camp site near it. I quickly got a bad vibe as I realized the site seemed underused, and it carried some sense of neglect and isolation. The portage ran through the site so we followed it, and the more we treaded into the land, the bushier and more raw it got. We popped out into an elevated clearing full of tall grass overlooking a skinny stream, and much to my horror, I noticed patches of raspberry bushes brushing up against the fading trail.
A short drive from Muskoka was Algonquin Provincial Park. So far the national parks have been our favourite places in Canada, so we were looking forward to getting to another 1, and this 1 proved to be just as awesome, apart from the bugs. 1 step outside and you literally have a swarm of mosquitos around your head. Luckily I had learned my lesson from Cuba and again in Muskoka, and had stocked up on bug spray, but even then they still got at us. I am used to it, ...