Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Friday 13 July 2012

A bit about our vacation

When we were up in Algonquin last week, we did one of the many hikes that are mapped out there. They are rated according to difficulty, one dot being the easiest, and three the most difficult. When we were camping in this same area six years ago, we did the hike around Peck Lake, and it was a truly gorgeous area. I'd just purchased my first digital camera, and really didn't know what I was doing with it. There were some gorgeous pictures from that hike, but the were all on the smallest setting. I had really wanted to have some of them printed to be able to hang on our walls. So, when we were up there last week, we did the same hike, with the intent of getting more pictures, this time on a setting which could be printed.  These two definitely fit the category of being printable.

Remember the bit about the difficulty level? This one in rated as two dots, moderate difficulty, taking 1 1/2 hours. When we did it six years ago, it wasn't bad at all, so we thought we knew what we were getting into. Well, all I can say is, what a difference 6 years makes. We came out of this one huffing and puffing, and feeling and looking like we'd been hit by a Mac truck. Of course, it didn't help that the temperature was in the 30's, with a humidex in the 40's. So it wasn't maybe the smartest thing we've ever done. I think we were both in the beginning stages of heat stroke, with faces bright red, slightly dizzy, legs slightly wobbly,  and with the beginnings of headaches. We fell into the car, gabbed something cold to drink and turned the air conditioning on full blast. But now, looking at the pictures, I'm glad we did it. But after this one, we decided that we wouldn't attempt any of the others, since it was way too hot and there was a real danger of heat stroke. So we spent almost all the rest of the time relaxing in our campsite, me with a book or with hand stitching, Scott with a book or some games on his computer. Lovely and quiet and relaxing, which, after all, was the purpose of the week in the first place.


  1. What lovely scenery you had!! It really is gorgeous ... and one would be hard-pressed to not go out and explore in it! LOL on the difference six years makes! I love the picture of y'all finishing and falling into the car! Glad you had a good time -- looking forward to seeing and hearing more about it!!! :)

  2. I sounds like a nice hiking adventure, albeit hot!~ Yes...sometimes pictures to look at make it all worth while! :) Hubby's vacation ends tonight, work tomorrow. We had a family reunion~ ♥♥♥


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