Saturday, August 15, 2009

FRENCH RIVER,Rivière des Français' ONTARIO,CANADA THE PERFECT GETAWAY

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A river in Central Ontario, Canada. It flows 110 kilometers (68 mi) from Lake Nipissing west to Georgian Bay

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The River flows through typical Canadian Shield country, in many places exposing rugged glaciated rock.

I have driven over the French River on Hwy 69 probably a hundred times and now I know what things look like from a river perspective.

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Highway bridge,The green pedestrian bridge in background, and lastly the railroad bridge. I can hear the sound of a train in the distance.

We stayed at a Ridgewood Cottage which is located on Dry Pine Bay one of the first bays east of Hwy 69.

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The Ojibwa named this the "French River" because it became associated with French explorers of the 17th century.

Yes we did catch some fish:

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And then Ron caught the MUSKIE

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36 inches long had to be 48 inches to be a keeper.

TED R. SAYS THANKS FOR STOPPING BY:

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11 comments:

mountain.mama said...

That looks like a great day!

June said...

It looks cool there! I want to be in that place!
Didja eat the fish?

Ratty said...

A pedestrian bridge? I love those kind! I don't know why, but looking off of a bridge is one of my favorite things. And if it's looking down at this river, it's even better!

Tony Letts said...

Fair play! That was a pretty good sized fish Joe!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Would have loved to get a hook into a big one like that. Lovely vacation shots.
My tomatoes are finally getting ripe. They are really late maybe due to the weird weather. My cucumbers are about done for. I just cannot grow them well and I keep trying every year. Stubborn that way ;-)
Glad the ground hog left your something.

Moonshadow said...

Looks like some beautiful country. It's always fun to be able to get a different perspective on a spot.

JOE TODD said...

We had two pickerel dinners

Renee and Cullen said...

Great fish and what a beautiful place to catch them! Love the photos!

SandyCarlson said...

Canada is a breath of fresh air. Always. Thanks.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joe: That does look like a fun trip with some nice catches. I have friends that had a camp up there and had great times.
Thanks for your comment.

Sandy said...

Such beautiful photos! You can almost smell that air and water! I will have to come back and read more. I am so delighted you stopped by and liked my spot.