Sunday, July 27, 2008

Paper and Gold

The town of Marathon, Ontario, the next stop on our "Around Lake Superior" tour, is known for two things. It was a small pulp town until 1981, when gold was discovered nearby. The pulp mill is located down by the water.

I loved this area for photography -- beautiful orange lichen, with flowers growing out of the cracks.

This shot is for my father -- his two girls taking exactly the same shot with their identical cameras.

And here's the shot -- Pebble Beach.

But look at the size of these pebbles! Everything seems bigger here in Canada.

This is Middle Beach, but we thought it should be called "Log Beach."

Mink Falls, on an unmarked trail not too far from our campground. Yes, believe it or not, the WINs are staying in a campground, albeit in the boondocking area.

Bugs are so abundant here that there is even a book about them, so you know what critter bit you.

Wonder what species of fly this is?

On the way to Marathon, we went through White River, the birthplace of Winnie the Pooh, who later ended up in the London Zoo, where author A.A. Milne and son Christopher lived.

I tried to steal his "hunny" to no avail.


  1. Sounds like too many bugs for me, Eh!!!!

    But Pooh is still adorable after all these years.

  2. Love the picture of the orange lichen. Do you always take pictures with one hand?

  3. Glad you are back on the air. Did you get a new aircard? Enjoying your travels.


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