Mike Guilbault

French River Canoe Trip

On September 15-17, 2015, my buddies Celso Mollo and Marty Tannahill (of www.PaddleIn.com) and I, took a canoe trip down the French River about half way between Georgian Bay and Lake Nipissing. We launched from Pine Cove Lodge and paddled down past Little Pine Rapids, Big Pine Rapids and Double Rapids, ending up at The Ladder.

What an amazing campsite! We spent some time setting up (mostly Marty 'cause he knows what he's doing) and then hiked around the area to see what there was to photograph - and there was plenty.  Breath-taking sunrises each morning, right outside our tent door. And each evening we scouted a spot to photograph the Milky Way.  I was amazed, away from all the city lights, how easily it was to see the Milky Way, but also how bright it still was in the dead of night.

We had three perfect days of weather, great food, dips in the crystal clear river (more like a lake), great company and many great new images to work on. I'm hoping to have one or two ready for The Bay Studio Tour in a couple of weeks (October 3/4, 2015).

Enjoy the Gallery... click on an image to view the entire image and see it larger. It may take a second to load the full resolution image depending on your internet speed, but they're worth the wait. I'll be posting some of the images I've made over the next few weeks as well.