Synopses & Reviews
What starts as a simple fishing trip becomes a cathartic experience in the untamed wilderness of Ontario's northwestern canoe country.
A nine-day fishing trip turns into a profound life-altering event and marks the beginning of a lifelong love affair with the untamed wilderness of Canoe Country in northwestern Ontario. Author Darryl Blazino describes how he became entranced by the beauty and wonder of a land that beckoned him back again and again.
This collection of personal stories captures a range of experiences and emotions highlighting the very best and very worst of times gleaned from more than 12 years' worth of adventures in the great outdoors. Incredible close-up, intimate encounters with wildlife, harrowing brushes with danger, the challenges of wilderness camping with small children, and moments of intense splendour and serenity are told in descriptive detail and illustrated with breathtaking photography.
A great read. To me it's more than a collection of chapters about Canoe Country, it's a collection of thoughtful impressions or feelings about the place that are all interwoven and create one storybook. It creates enthusiasm for the park - and that I really like. Kevin Callan
It's been more than 50 years since Ely, Minn.-based writer and game-changing conservationist Sigurd Olson's The Singing Wilderness popularized wilderness tripping by evocatively describing the simple charms of canoe-camping in the Boundary Waters. In the same vein, Blazino makes the Quetico wilderness accessible to readers--creating enthusiasm and making a passionate, first-hand argument for the restorative powers of nature. author of The Happy Camper and Dazed but Not Confused
...a beautifully put together book... Canoe & Kayak.com
I feel really fortunate to spend my summers in the lake country of Northern Ontario - it is a place like none other. The stories and photos really capture the beauty and wonder of this region. Anyone who appreciates the outdoors will love reading this book. Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal
Incredible wildlife, harrowing brushes with danger, spectacular scenery, fabulous fishing, and the rigours of camping with small children are highlighted in adventures drawn from more than a dozen years of exploring Ontario's northwestern wilderness.
About the Author
Darryl Blazino has explored, camped, and fished on hundreds of lakes over the past two decades and spends nearly 50 days a year pursuing his love of the out-of-doors. His articles and photographs have been regularly published in The Boundary Waters Journal. He lives in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Table of Contents
Heaven on earth
Best of the Best
Close Calls… Tempting Fate
Camping with Children
The Terrific 20
Adventures Outside of the Park- The Vast Northwest