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|A rest break after crossing a big open stretch into a facing wind—day 2 of a 7-day trip. Closest is a
16’ Prospector, in the middle is Ron Frenette and his wife in their 17’ Nomad and on the outside is
a traditional wood canvas canoe built in the 1950’s.
|One reason people build boats is that they give you the opportunity to find beauty in otherwise
inaccessible places. Paddlers in a 16' Prospector check out an amazing faulted rock formation in
northwestern Quebec, September 2008.
|The 16’ Prospector, late in a day that saw rain and more rain. The deck is a
piece of cherry, nicely sculpted, with an image of a mystical creature often
seen in petroglyphs in northern Ontario.
|Somewhere in the Fox Islands chain in Georgian Bay. Submerged rocks below crystal clear water
make a great backdrop for this 17’ Endeavor kayak.
Photos courtesy of Ron Fernette of Canadian Canoes.