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Ontario And Quebec 2017: Day 7 - Shopping and Riding the Rapids


As usual with us, the day started early at about 6.30am. J tried to quietly make coffee but it wasn't happening and the kids got up!

We all made our own breakfasts and discussed the day's plans. It was decided we would go to Perth to go to Canadian Tire for fish supplies and then the afternoon the rapids would be the activity of choice!

Canadian Tire is a mish mash of homeware, DIY, sport, toys - everything you could possibly need in life

We spent over an hour in here and came out with some bug spray, a citronella candle, and most importantly three large heavy duty rubber rings - much better than the rings we had bought with us!



There had been a lack of internet at the cabin this morning so the boys were left at Timmy's for a download fix whilst F and I went to the dollar stores (long fishing net found at C$2) and the supermarket for more yoghurt and eggs!



It has to be said that Tim Horton's is such good value - an expresso, an iced milky coffee and two cookies came to C$4.70



O made a fruit salad for dessert while F pumped up the rings!

Lunch was pizza - nothing exciting but filled a gap!



The water was tested as we discussed what was needed for the descent on the rapids. I was going to meeting them at the end point in the car with towels and straps to put the rings on the roof of the car (we come with everything )



And off they went!



I drove the 6 minutes to the bridge pick up point. I sat and read my kindle as I waited as we didn't know how long it would take!



And there they come - 30 minutes later!

It was declared as being brilliant - though J said it was at the upper limit of what he felt was possible. After the bridge there is another long stretch of rapids but these are of a faster nature and probably not really doable!

I took them back and the while exercise was repeated another two times!



Then it was on with fishing. A guy at Canadian Tire recommended corn kernels as bait. They work!

F was thrilled as it was the first time she had managed all on her own to catch a fish - J had helped previously!



Here he is! He was released shortly after back into the river!



My frog of the day

Dinner was hash browns and egg!

We decided to go for a drive! It us a good way of scouting out possible activities!



We spotted these - we think they were turkeys but aren't sure!



We ended up at Dalhousie Lake. The river we are on comes from here - so it was decided a river cruise on the rings from here could be a goer! No rapids but a gentle splash down to our cabin!

By 10pm the kids are fast asleep! We won't be far behind them. All this fresh air is tiring!

Oh - the mozzies are still here but we seem yo be managing better!


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Glad you're managing the mozzies better. The rings on the water sound fab, although I would be like you, driving to the pick up point. I'm not a coffee drinker, but DH is and absolutely loves Tim's, so much so that we had to bring Tassimo pods back last year to keep him going - he's gutted that he used the last one at the weekend and we're not back in Canada till next year! They've opened a Tim Horton's in Glasgow but they don't sell them.


The sunset photo at the end of the day is gorgeous.
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That sounds like a really lovely day

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Sounds like a fun day. Such a lovely sunset photo
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The rings look great fun especially with the upgrade, are you going to give them a turn down to the bridge? Great catch I bet she was delighted.
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Glad you're managing the mozzies better. The rings on the water sound fab, although I would be like you, driving to the pick up point. I'm not a coffee drinker, but DH is and absolutely loves Tim's, so much so that we had to bring Tassimo pods back last year to keep him going - he's gutted that he used the last one at the weekend and we're not back in Canada till next year! They've opened a Tim Horton's in Glasgow but they don't sell them.


The sunset photo at the end of the day is gorgeous.
The kids are loving the rings!

I was pleased with the sunset picture - we just arrived at the right time!

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That sounds like a really lovely day

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It was The rapids run was the reason for picking the cabin!

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Sounds like a fun day. Such a lovely sunset photo
Thank you! Our days are fairly relaxed compared to our time in the city!

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The rings look great fun especially with the upgrade, are you going to give them a turn down to the bridge? Great catch I bet she was delighted.
We discussed me doing it. The problem is that I am not the most confident in water and J would have to man the car! We will see!

F was delighted with the fish!
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Fab day, that looks fun in the rubber rings . I love how their stores sell just about everything !
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