Today’s post comes from paddling enthusiast Dave Caughey who, along with his wife, recently made the trek to Quetico Provincial Park.
For years, my wife and I longed to visit Quetico Provincial Park. We had heard the canoeing there was awesome, through a terrain peppered with countless lakes, and routes that could involve days between portages!
But Quetico seemed mind-bogglingly far from our home in Ottawa—1,600 km to be exact! Who would be compelled to drive that distance, just to go paddling?
Meanwhile, we were planning for our 30th anniversary, and had mapped out a big trip to Europe. And then it struck us… we were completely willing to spend a long, full day travelling to an overseas destination, yet we thought Quetico was unreasonably far?