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Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario
by Sarah Ohmann & Bill Newman (The Globe Pequot Press)
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This was my favorite trip so far. We did not complete the whole distance to the French River, but went from Killarney to Hink Island (about halfway). This place is an intermediate paddler's paradise. We took our time and explored every nook and cranny of the south shore of Philip Edward Island and the Foxes. The scenery is loaded with fascinating granite formations (my favorite was W. Fox I.). I took over 300 photos - it was difficult to decide what not to shoot. This coast is freckled with exposed rocks and small islands which provide the paddler with optional protection from waves and wind and, to some extent, big boats. There are also intriguing maze-like channels through the rock in places like Bear Bay. Aside from the occasional fisherman or cottager, it's pretty easy to find your own private corner to make camp. (Avoid Canadian holidays if possible.) We plan to go back next year and continue where we left off.
Begin and end your trip with a visit to Herbert Fisheries in Killarney for the best fish & chips known to humanity.
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