The next morning The Hollinger's arrived to meet up for our drive to Emily Provincial Park near Peterborough.
|We stopped along the 115 for lunch on the way. This is the Hollinger rig in front of us.|
|On Friday we kayaked from the park down to Omemee which was a 3 mile paddle. There is a nice boat launch and park there that was a great place for lunch. Omemee is the home of Neil Young for those that may have an interest.|
|Tom is checking out a spot above the dam at Omemee to see where we can put in on another day.|
|Water Lilies - so pretty.|
|3 Miles up river and 3 miles back. We were ready for a roaring camp fire that evening.|
|On Saturday we paddled the other direction from the park another 3 miles up and 3 miles back. Here we are heading under the bridge to return to the park.|
In the afternoon John & Judy's daughter, Kristina and her family arrived to spend a few days camping with them.
Sunday Tom and I loaded up the kayaks and headed back to the spot above the dam in Omemee and headed up the Pigeon River. We figure that we paddled another 3 miles or more up and back. Along the way we spotted the "100 Steps". It is a spot on the edge of the river where there are very old, very narrow cement steps leading up to an old abandoned farm house. The river is the only access to this property. It was a long, steep climb. We had lunch there, paddled on a bit and then headed back to the park. Three days and approx 20 miles of paddling. My arms might fall off.
Monday we all headed off for a little hike around the park and in the afternoon the four of us drove over near Lindsay to visit our old friends Guy & Ruth Kelly. Ruth has not been well and we are keeping her in our prayers. Nice to see them, it has been far too long.
On Tues the Hollinger gang headed over the horizon. Our friends John and Alice Taylor came out for a visit in the afternoon and in the evening Tom's sister, Bev was out. Wed we packed up and headed up to drop the 5th off at a friends in Orillia where it will stay for a few days.
We are back home and I left the camera in the 5th. So I will post some pictures of the balance of our week in a few days. Until then safe travels.