Chutes Provincial park

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Some of the seven sisters rapids on the river aux Sables

I was viciously attacked from all sides last night and this morning whilst setting up and taking down my camp. In a fit of rage I resort to the first means at my disposal: diplomacy.

A open letter to the mosquitoes of Canada.

Dear Sir/Madam,

Your behaviour is totally unwarranted and I regret to inform you that henceforth and forthwith I will be treating your species with as much contempt as you treat ours. Taking my blood without asking and then depositing your waste products into my blood stream is akin to biting the hand that feeds you. This kind of insubordination will not be tolerated. You give me no choice but to take action that will inevitably result in some fatalities, and this will continue until you evolve some manners. I am a peaceful person, but really this has gone too far.

Yours sincerely,

Andy Brook

Last night I'd been out with my camera and managed to get a night mode shot of the moon obscured by trees and cloud (see previous blog entry).

Near the old log chute at Chutes provincial park
But before I got to the spot from which I took the shot, I was wandering through the darkness, with the sound of the water falls getting louder and louder. I rounder a corner and stood on the wooden viewing platform overlooking the river. This has got to be a +10 on the Andy scale, It was basically pitch black, but my senses were overloaded by the sound of the rushing water. Hearing it but not seeing it was a very eerie experience.

The following morning after I managed to get the camping stuff back into the car, I headed off to see the trails at Chutes provincial park.

I stood on the same platform as the previous night, wow it was like Niagara falls up close, really close. Only maybe not quite as much water, and not really as high, but still totally brilliant.

I followed the trail over two bridges and took some pics at the viewing points, then headed off for Sault Ste. Marie.

Zap

which is where I'm writing this from!

Now heading for the KOA campsite, as pancake bay (my original choice of campsite) is too far out of town for me to drive back in tomorrow.

Tomorrow: Bush plane museum and on to Neys Provincial park on my way up to the Sleeping Giant and Thunder Bay

NJTProadcruiser says:
HAHAHA!!! I really enjoyed your letter to the mosquitoes!!! :D
Posted on: Jun 13, 2011
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