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Ahhh...summer at last! When planning this project, one of the reasons for doing our first trip in the fall was to be able to do our last in the summer. Travel is easier (no snow and ice), temperatures are warmer and you can even swim on occasion (which was ruled out on all 3 previous trips). By and large most of this was true, but not until the second half of our trip. The first half was like fall, winds and cool temperatures. We had our doubts if summer was ever to come. Its a good thing that we stayed for the full month, because summer did finally come to us along the coast, and it was great.

ENTRY 1 - August 5-13, 2002
ROAD TRIP
Anticipation has been building in our family for a while now for the last major trip of our project. Of course the amazing scenery, incredible waters and wildlife, and enjoyable people will all be present as usual. But in addition to all this, well, it’s summer! Sunshine and warm days mean lots of fun in the water and on the beaches and hikes, and weather that just makes you want to be outside. For me, it means lush landscapes, not having to paint with gloves and freezing, and long days to paint in. In all, it’s a great time to be out...
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ENTRY 2 - August 14-21, 2002
FALL IN THE SUMMER
As had been prearranged, we met up with local commercial fisherman Jim Dyson, who was taking us out to one of the western islands of the archipelago located east off the point of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. About 4 kilometers across mostly open water, on the right day one could cross it by canoe or kayak. But were not even going to consider it with our immense load of gear, an open canoe, two little ones, and the amount of wind that had been blowing around! So we loaded our gear onto Jim’s 40 foot boat and headed out for the hour long crossing...
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ENTRY 3 - August 22-28, 2002
FRIENDS, SUMMER,CAMPING AND OF COURSE, MORE PAINTING
Leaving the north shore of Lake Superior reminded me of what a vast and incredible landscape this Great Lakes Heritage Coast contains. Even though I had already spent months though our travels painting along the coast, I still have a list of places to explore that is much longer than the places that I have seen. I look forward to going back for years to come. For the time being however, it was on to Wawa...
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ENTRY 4 - August 29 - September 5, 2002
ISLAND HOPPING
I A couple of years back when I did the "The Living Coast" painting to promote and celebrate the Great Lakes Heritage Coast, we traveled by boat to the Head Islands, which belongs to friends back in Caledon East. It’s a beautiful set of islands, and on this trip we planned on revisiting them, this time by canoe. We put in north of the islands at Byng Inlet, new territory for us, and preceeded for an enjoyable few hours of paddling. The winds were from the right direction fortunately, and caused no problems. The plan of camping on the way was followed through, and we found ourselves a piece of clean rock to set up on...
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