July 25, 2014

Sunset Country

We are home again from our getaway about 500 miles north. 
A ways beyond the most northerly community in Ontario accessible year-round by road, we landed our boat and headed to the little cabin that awaits us.
The area is described as follows:
Vast virgin Boreal forests, never touched by a logger's axe, stretch for hundreds of miles beyond the horizon.  This huge wilderness is only 300 miles from the coast of Hudson Bay, Ontario's subarctic. Countless lakes, rocky shore, jutting islands, & natural sandy beaches.  Exceptional fishing, moose, woodland caribou, timber wolf, black bear, game birds, bald eagles, the ever-present song birds, and migratory birds such as ducks and geese. 
This region is also known as "Sunset Country."   



Sunsets.  Fish.  Campfires.  Swimming.  Books.  Paddling.  More fish (lots & lots of fish).  Loons calling.  Quality Family Time.  We had a good trip.
We apparently missed a big storm and temporary power outage while we were gone.  It was a big deal, filling my social media when we arrived back home, the hours that everyone's electricity was out.    
Funny, we didn't have power any of the days where we were, & didn't miss it a bit.  Nor running water nor cell phones.   :)

You can see more about this faraway place and our favorite things about it over previous years HERE.


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27 comments:

  1. Nice sunsets, they look great over the water

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  2. Your trip sounds idyllic! I could use some time away like that!

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  3. Such a wonderful family holiday in one of the world's magical places. Were there any berries? Wild strawberries,blueberries or raspberries?
    Glorious skies and even more glorious reflections.

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    1. No berries yet, they're running a couple of weeks behind up there due to a late spring and cool summer. Too bad, it's wonderful blueberry & raspberry country up there. Currently berry season at home for us though! I've been picking wild raspberries. Wild blueberries are harder to find here. They exist, but people keep them secret!
      We did have what I believe were currants growing all over the place up there though.

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  4. Stunning colours in these photos, beautifully taken.

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  5. The glow in the last shot look like a dolphin.

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  6. Those are stunning pictures! I look forward to seeing more of this untouched place, Amanda. I am so glad you all had such a good time and missed all the upset in your neighborhood. :-)

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  7. What a gorgeous spot. Do you own this cabin? I'd love to see on a map where you were. Years ago we camped near Timmins, Ontario at Kettle Lakes Provinicial Park. We took the Polar Bear Express from Cochran up to Moosanee which was fun. Mosquitoes were something especially for Sarah who was 4 at the time.

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    1. We do, Marcia. We own it with my sisters and their husbands. The bugs were bad.. we're used to awful mosquito conditions, living in northern MN, but up there it's the addition of aggressive gnats (or what they call black flies) that get us. We've been devoured by them a few times! Poor Lilly, she had one ear swollen and one eye. They were only really bad one day during this trip, though.

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  8. Lovely sunset shots. Glad you and your family had a nice relaxing vacation.

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  9. wow, that's beautiful! and glad you missed out on the power outage! yikes!

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  10. Yes that's a good description, your images are fabulous. God is STILL the master painter.

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  11. Gorgeous photos . . . sounds like the best get-a-way ever . . .

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  12. It sounds as if you had a perfect getaway. I can see why it's called Sunset Country. Your photos are gorgeous.

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  13. Incredible photos, especially the first one. The light is amazing!

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  14. Sounds like the perfect trip - in the nature, fishing and being together! lovely sunsets ... Please show some of the fish you caught . . .( later - when the summer - outside season is over :), would like to see if you've caught salmons or other types of fish :)

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  15. Beautiful pictures and it sounds like a great family getaway.

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  16. Oh My Heart... I would love to visit a place just like that... What a terrific getaway... The sunsets are amazing, hence the name... Love it...

    Hugs
    Betsy

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  17. Your photos and descriptions couldn't be more enticing! Glad your family had some quality time at such a beautiful place. WOW!

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  18. Sounds like a place made in heaven. So glad that you had a couple of wonderful ,fun filled days away from home!

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  19. So very lovely. Sunsets are just gorgeous and wow you live in an area with some awesome ones.

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  20. I can see why it is called 'Sunset Country'. Gorgeous.

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  21. The richness of nature and family filled your days wonderfully. I'm sure it was refreshing in so many ways too.

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  22. Amazing sunsets, gorgeous pictures!

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