Mollie's Island, Smoke Lake
On my way out to the Access point, stopped here for a snack.
Summary: a nice lazy low-mileage spring trip to warm up the muscles.
A 260cm kayak paddle is better for canoeing than 240cm.
Hammocks and tarps take time to set up. Tent for speed, hammock for comfort.
Ethyl alcohol burns much hotter than methyl alcohol. I'm using 90% ethyl / 10% isopropyl, from Rexall.
Smoke Lake is a hard paddle against the wind. And the wind is always against you.
Parkside Bay has a lot of nice west-facing campsites.
It's great not to even think about blackflies or mosquitoes.