Depending on your cottage lake or river, there can be nothing nicer than spending some time in a canoe. Canoes invoke an allure, a feeling of oneness with the wide open wilderness as you paddle across the reflecting waters of a pristine lake.
The Silence Of The Paddle
The silence of the paddle of a canoe allows you to listen to the loons or watch a bull moose plunging his head beneath the surface of the lake to grab a nice salad of lily pads and marsh grasses.
At least that is what the advertisements will have you believe. I have never been much of a fan of a canoe, although I have spent a fair amount of time in one. I much prefer the comfort, speed and ease of running a boat with an outboard motor.
While I love an outboard motor driven boat, I have to admit, with the outboard engine running you likely won’t hear the loons or see the moose. A downside I suppose. Besides, there is something very Canadian about dipping a paddle into the lake, breaking the surface of the water as you push your canoe silently along with nothing to propel you but a paddle.
On some level I think canoes are born of necessity, because they will go where mere outboard driven boats will not, like rocky rivers and back lakes requiring a portage between bodies of water.
Canoes are lightweight and very portable, allowing you to take yours to as many different lakes or rivers as you want, no boat trailer required. Just strap your canoe to the roof racks and grab your paddle, you are on your way to a day or weekend of fresh air, exercise, fishing, wildlife watching and more.
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