There were stunning views while kayaking through the Kettle Island Nature Reserve

There are a lot of places in Canada to go kayaking if you don’t mind the cool un-even temperatures outside of May, August, and June.

Most of the greatest cities in the country are still far northward compared to our neighbors in the States and Mexico further south.

Canada’s winters are long and arduous, especially for the uninitiated. My parents raised our sibling and I in Nova Scotia and both of us stayed there until the more than one of us reached private school age. Although I enjoyed residing near the Atlantic Ocean in Halifax, our parents hated the constant worry of hurricanes between August and October every year. It’s wild when you’re talking on the PC with a friend from Florida and the more than one of you are poised to get hit by the same hurricane, albeit a month apart. Both of us weren’t exactly ecstatic to be moving inland where it was colder, but I can’t complain about the stunning beauty of the neighborhood of Ottawa. As Canada’s capital city, it has everything from government parliamentary buildings to museums and nature reserves. My dad was obsessed with kayaking with the Ottawa River and Rideau River being so close to our home. Recently I visited him in Ottawa and both of us stopped at a cannabis dispensary before heading to our boat launch on the Ottawa River. Our idea was to take our kayaks into the Kettle Island Nature Reserve, something both of us did frequently while I was in our summers in Ottawa as a kid. Both of us each had a cannabis vaporizer pen because of the convenience, and a wonderful camera for wildlife photography. Both of us took photos of both northern water snakes and map turtles before turning our attention to the gorgeous butternut trees!



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