Paddlng 7:34:00  25.5 km (3.4 kph)
Algonquin Park trip with the Harrison-Grant and Lucente-Smith clans.
We did a car shuttle, then caught the water taxi to the NW of Opeongo. From here it’s a 2200m portage to discourage the riff-raff. With our group’s big luxury loads, Mick and I did the first trip non-stop with boat and big pack. We ran back pretty briskly to take multiple trips so got a decent workout, as did everyone else. It was pretty warm, but mercifully not killer humidity, and the bugs weren’t bad. Negligible compared with RockstAR.
Speaking of which, the kids were rockstars! Trotted happily carrying their paddles, and packs with their teddy bears etc. Logan the Adventuredog was perfect of course.
We paddled Happy Isle lake, then a series of portages totalling almost 5k into Big Trout, for our basecamp for 2 nights. Gorgeous paddling day, and a nice swim from our personal beach.