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NOTE: This series of reports (except the last) were created in the field on a weekly basis and were promoted and seen on one of Canada's largest websites, Canoe.ca. With a laptop and satellite phone, we were able to even send in reports from our tent. During this period, a contest was run allowing readers to win painting gear, a tent, and more (click here to find out more). We hope that through them you might get a little taste of our incredible country!

ENTRY 1 - September 15-18, 2001
THE JOURNEY BEGINS
With all the planning behind us at last, we are on our way. It’s been over a year since the idea of returning to paint the coast crossed my mind. Painting for a month in such a beautiful, rich landscape is fine enough in it’s own right. Knowing that this is just the first of 4 one-month trips over the next year to the region leaves me short for words. It is truly a privilege, made even better by the accompaniment of my family. Now, what was once just a dream, is now just a long drive away...
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ENTRY 2 - September 19-24, 2001
MOVING ON
Getting to Pic Island proved to be easier than leaving it.
Our plans were to leave on Thursday, and paddle back across Thompson Channel, which separated us from the mainland. We would then camp that night at a location not far from our Friday take-out in Coldwell (just to the east of Neys). 
We had just had three days of fine weather and that is quite a stretch here in the fall. So, when morning rolled around to the sounds of blustery winds and raucous waves, we weren't really too surprised...
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ENTRY 3 - September 25-30, 2001
A SUPERIOR PARK
We hit the water a little late upon our arrival at Lake Superior Provincial Park. I was first introduced to Lake Superior when I went there to execute a commission for the Ministry of Natural Resources. The painting was called "The Living Coast." During my research for the painting, Janet, Andie and I spent time in this park, painting, scuba diving and canoeing. The variety and beauty we saw in the short distance we traveled amazed me...
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ENTRY 4 - October 1-10, 2001
AN EERIE EVENING ON LAKE SUPERIOR
I knew I probably should have packed up and gone back to camp a little earlier. I have painted into the dark many times before, but this was Lake Superior, a beautiful but very unpredictable place, especially in the fall...
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ENTRY 5 - October 11-16, 2001
OCTOBER WINDS
We had little choice in the matter. Although we had arrived at French River Provincial Park with the intention of moving from one campsite to next each day, we had to stay put. It was a great campsite though, with beautiful sweeping pines sheltering us from the continuous winds, so we turned inland and began to explore on foot a little more...
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