Testing the Waters of La Verendrye, Quebec: Trip #2

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We fell in love with the wildness and beauty immediately on our first trip to La Verendrye. You can read about that trip here: La Verendrye Trip #1. Three weeks later we went back and were again spoiled by the pristine water, private waterfront camping and solitude!

Happy to be back!

Happy to be back!

Our plan this time was to leave from Le Domaine again, and over three days, paddle Circuit 15, a loop of 45km. Setting out mid morning, our first day, onto Lac Jean Pere we were hit by high winds and rolling waves which tossed our canoe around like a toy boat. We managed to bushwhack onto an island and wait out the storm in our tent but with nerves already frayed we settled on Circuit 10, 24km, a much more manageable and relaxing distance for the rest of our trip.

The one time I forget my rain jacket and we are caught in a huge storm! Thank goodness for $5 ponchos!

The one time I forget my rain jacket and we are caught in a huge storm! Thank goodness for $5 ponchos!

Over the next two days the sun slowly crept out behind the dark clouds and we were once again treated to the magic of La Verendrye.

Smiles after a wet and chilly night.

Smiles after a wet and chilly night.

Enjoying the warmth of the sunshine our 2nd afternoon.

Enjoying the warmth of the sunshine our 2nd afternoon.

The best thing about the storm is that in our rerouting we found our favourite campsite…probably ever! Right in the narrows of La Baie Menard, on top of some sturdy Canadian Shield and surrounded by forest, this campsite is the perfect place to spend an afternoon post paddle. And the perfect place to watch the sun go down. And its a private campsite to top it all off! (Not that that seems to matter in La Verendrye-in 3 days we saw a handful of other paddlers and all from a distance).

Snoozing

Snoozing

We even had some extra time to cook up a new dessert-Chocolate filled Bisquick pancakes-Amazing! Any chocolate concoction seems to taste so much better in the wilderness.

Who knew Bisquick could be so good!

Who knew Bisquick could be so good!

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Next summer can’t come soon enough!

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About rambleoutyonder

A duo inspired to live life to the fullest.
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2 Responses to Testing the Waters of La Verendrye, Quebec: Trip #2

  1. patnowen says:

    Gorgeous photos!
    xo

  2. Karen says:

    The thrill of the storm, the quiet of nature and the absolute beauty of the sunsets! What a way to spend a weekend! From afar, I’m so very glad you changed to a shorter, safer route! Your pictures are as fantastic as ever and Rambleoutyonder is going to give you a lifetime of pleasure reliving your wonderful adventures! Keep ’em coming so those of us not so inclined to brave the outdoors like the 3 of you can see what we’re missing. Love you to pieces 🙂

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