Voyagaire Houseboats and Lodge
Travel Blogs from Crane Lake
After restocking the fridge in Fort
Frances where most of the town was filling and placing sand bags –
yes waters slowly heading to the Arctic Ocean are extremely high this
year. We continued north on a typical British engineered road (read
straight as an arrow) until hitting lake country.
Cindy and Bogie tested the water depth
on the road before we ...
After leaving Sleeping Giant, we
restocked the larder in Thunder Bay plus utilized the free wifi at
Tim's. The rain arrived with gusto as we slogged west toward Quetico
Provincial Park. We snagged a luxury site overlooking French Lake
where the wind usually keeps the Black Flies at bay; however, all of
us, especially Bogie, ...
... in the forest that we were forced back.
Upon entering camp Doodle started going bonkers and trying to get under the coach. It turned out a turtle had taken a stroll and ended up there. The dogs went CRAZY trying to figure out what that darned thing was!
The rains have quit, the sun is shinning, the wind has calmed and it turned into a beautiful ...
... to do a tour of the lake country. The landscape certainly makes this route a different drive than following Hwy 17 and the GPS didn't indicate much difference in time. I am SO glad to be off the Transcanada #1 - it is SO rough!
We did a Walmart night in Fort Frances under a 'no overnight parking sign' (with permission) with a collection of other vehicles as we didn't have Internet or ...
... US side). The island was literally about 20' x 20'. We then canoed to our campsite which was about an hour and a half away. Saw our first bald eagle (of many) at the first island we passed. We picked a campsite that sat on a high penninsula that looked down Lac La Croix. I'd like to say that we really roughed it, but our guide, Jason (whom we dogsledded with in January) brought all the comforts of ...