Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Tackle Northern Ontario a world away from Lancaster,Ohio

A world away from Lancaster,Ohio you have Northern Ontario and the French River water system that runs from Lake Nippising to Georgian Bay which is part of Lake Huron for Watery Wednesday and SkyWatch Friday


Map picture

Float Plane taking off from Dry Pine Bay near Loons Landing about 7:00 P,M. very little wind and smooth water.(I was lucky to get a photo)


Linda and I were staying at Ridgewood Cottage. The photo below depicts the typical weather for our seven day stay. (Remember in Canada you have to convert from Centigrade to Fahrenheit and Liters to Gallons if you are going to convert at all, I say just go metric.)

FRAMEDSKYWATER1  We spent most of our time on the French River main channel. “Renown for its fishing, the French River offers walleye, bass, northern pike, musky, and pan fish. Wonderful boating waters with many miles of rocky, pine covered, and undeveloped shorelines.”


My brother-in-law Larry caught a Muskie in these waters. (Muskellunge are the largest member of the pike family, Esocidae)


Our 25 year old Tracker boat took us wherever we wanted to go and gave us no problems. (always a worry for me)



“The French River has a colorful past. For thousands of years before Europeans arrived, Aboriginal people used the river as a place to meet and exchange trade goods. Early French explorers and missionaries began travelling through the area in the early 1600s, leaving behind intriguing journal records about the river and the people who lived along its shores. Before Canada became a country, Voyageurs were paddling its waters – brigades of canoes portaged around rapids and waterfalls – transporting furs from Canada’s great Northwest to market in Montreal.” READ MORE


The above photo could be a Weekend Reflections

joetoddsays For more great Blog Posts and photos take the time to visit:


MYSKYWATCH If you would want to visit a couple great Ontario Bloggers check out: East Gwillimbury WOW! (Daily Photo) and/or My Muskoka Reflections (Jenn did you hear me yell Hi as we went by on highway 69)


Now I have to quit playing and get some work done LOL.


Jane said...

Beautiful scenary, thanks for sharing Joe:)

bj said...

OMGoodness...this is just awesome. Beautiful photos...
My WW isn't nearly as exciting..now I am embarrassed about my SPRINKLERS!! :))
Thanks for doing such a great post.
Come see me when you can.

Photo Cache said...

what about you, did you catch something?

i love that last image.


Linnea said...

What a fun adventure! Thanks for the virtual tour!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Beautiful pictures of a gorgeous area of Canada.. Do you have family who live there? I know you mentioned your brother-in-law... OR did they just go with you on your vacation???? You obviously chose a beautiful place to go... Great pictures, Joe.

DeniseinVA said...

Great pictures Joe, looks like a wonderful place to spend some time.
An English Girl Rambles

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful scenery and wonderful photos, Joe. It looks like you had a great trip!

EG CameraGirl said...

Great photos, Joe! It sure is pretty on the French River!

Chubskulit Rose said...


My Water Wednesday

eden said...

Beautiful photos. I love the reflections. Thank you for sharing.

Dinah said...

Looks like a fun trip!
Watery Wednesday

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow! I get a few days behind on reading my favs and you and Linda up and leave the country ;>).

.sounds (and looks) as if you had a great trip. Beautiful country up there.

Jim said...

Great scenery with your water shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I still think in F rather than C, and feet and inches.

Glad you had a great time and the weather was great.

If you are planning to come to New Zealand, don't come now. Today, after school, the visibility from the heavy rain was zero. All the cars were smartly driving at a snail pace.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...


Is this a kaifir lime?

charmie said...

Great capture and beautiful scenery!

Watery Wednesday

Jenn Jilks said...

No! I couldn't hear for the planes, trains, boats and screaming kids on donuts flipping around behind the seadoos!

Should have popped in! Always room for more visitors. Which is why we're moving closer to the kids - too far for them to visit other than 2 weeks a year!

Thanks for the shout out!

We're moving to 6.6 acres in Perth, Ontario, in the fall. I can cause havoc there!!!

TONY LETTS said...

I'm jealous - again

Joe Todd said...

Ann what do you mean kaifir lime??

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shots. Looks like a great place. I really like the shot with the sun light coming through the clouds and reflecting on the water. Beautiful!