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Spring From Roy’s Rock

The North shore of Lake Nipissing in late March.

Roy’s Rock in the foreground.

Saint Joseph’s Motherhouse in the background.

Another two or three weeks may see the Lake ice-free.

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Late March Sky

Waiting for the ice to melt on Lake Nipissing.

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Early Spring Sky

As the ice recedes on Lake Nipissing, warmer days hint at summer skies.

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Callander Bay

Late March afternoon on the ice of Callander Bay.

The recent warm weather has chased most of the ice fishing huts off the bay.

A few remain to play roulette with Mother Nature.

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Winter On Four Mile Bay

When Trout Lake freezes, the ice becomes a highway for recreational vehicles.

The tracks they leave differ from the tracks of summer.

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Historic Highway

The Lavase River was used to transport furs from the West to Montreal.

Northwest Company canoes passed this spot in Spring and Fall from 1779 to 1821.

Up ahead just around the corner, is Lake Nipissing.

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Winter Walk

The ice on One Mile Bay is safe to walk on.

A sunny Sunday afternoon is a very pleasant time to get some exercise.

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Winter Highway

Snowmobiles in large numbers create a highway on the ice of the lake.

Walking is easy on the hard packed surface.

The contrail is an unusual sight these days.

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Sunshine On Callander Bay

When the ice forms for the winter, Callander Bay sprouts Ice Huts and Ice Fisherpersons.

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Canoe Route West

The Lavase River was once part of the route followed by fur traders of the Northwest Company heading West.

Now in winter it is a frozen highway giving access to Lake Nipissing.

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Cool

Winter day on the ice of Callander Bay.

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Drama

January Afternoon on Callander Bay

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Essence Of North

The idea of North is represented by shapes, moods and feelings.

Simple and complex at the same time.

“Cold” is also a dominant thought.

“Pure” and “Unspoiled” also.

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Early Winter

Winter is just getting started on Lake Nipissing.

The ice is deemed safe enough for the winter fishing to begin.

Snow machine tracks signal activity as do the footprints.

The fishing hut population will increase.

Another Winter Season begins.

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Early Winter Ice

Trout Lake, Portage Park early December.

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