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Unread 31 Jul 17, 02:29 AM  
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Ontario And Quebec 2017: Day 6 - Messing Around on the River and an Old Friend


The morning view from our room!

I actually slept to 7am this morning - progress!

A lazy start to the day - everyone hot their own breakfast (maple bagels for me!)



The day then started by the water. F was back on her fishing quest - this year with a rod (bought at Decathlon )

This took some setting up as none of us gad properly fished before.



It became a whole family affair - though we were all dressed to the nines until I broke rank and got shorts on and lots of deet based anti mozzie lotion.



Lots of fish but problems with the reel!



I took some wildlife photos - hundreds of frogs around!



As well as dragonflies.

O's question of the day - "I understand why dragonflies are do called because the could be said to look like dragons! But butterflies - they don't look like butter... "



And success - a small trout. It was put back!

Happiness all around!



Then into the water - I have similar pictures from last year!



And out onto the river in the canoe!



I prepared lunch (stir fried veggies to put into tortilla wraps with humous and sour cream) and then we left for the 90minute drive to Brockville to meet up with a very old friend who I haven't seen for 7 years since she moved to Canada!



Brockville is on the St Lawrence river and across the waterway is Upper NY State!

We spent a lovely few hours catching up!

I drove back to the cabin and a simple omelette dinner was had - we were all very tired!


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Love the wildlife photos and the concentration on the fishing. Well done on the catch. Your morning view is lovely.
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Love the wildlife photos and the concentration on the fishing. Well done on the catch. Your morning view is lovely.
I can spend hours trying to get the widlife photos! The squirrel is a b****r to get

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Impressed with the fish today! The views of the lake are wonderful. How lovely to meet up with your friend too.
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Impressed with the fish today! The views of the lake are wonderful. How lovely to meet up with your friend too.
The fish are certainly bigger here than elsewhere we have been

It was so very nice to see my friend again

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What a great day, simple pleasures so much fun.
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