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    Got out for a chilly-ish but colorful day on some local-ish water last weekend:

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    This may be my favorite time of year to be on the water--this is a stretch of the Chippewa River between two dams, getting close to what counts as "up north" around these parts.

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    Dark water sprinkled with leaves, peak colors. Canada geese V-ing through the sky overhead in a flurry of mournful honking. And a smooth-rowing boat to take it all in. You'd never know you're less than a mile from the world of roads and cities.

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    A tight scattering of islands with narrow channels threaded through them--some dead ends, some not; and some narrow and snaggy enough that paddling SUP style is the best way to sneak through to open waters.

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    Aldo Leopold: To those devoid of imagination, a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.

    Me: Three hours, five miles more or less; no maps, no charts, no plans.

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    I brought the sailing rig, and there was a nice 10-knot breeze--but I didn't even bother stepping the mast:

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    Default Re: Autumn Boating Photos--What Have You Got?

    Thanks for sharing that!

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    Beautiful!
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    Nice

    I was out on Sunday on a bit bigger stretch of water:

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    A famous sight on the broads part of an old helter Skelter used as a holiday home since 1914... getting its feet wet a few days ago..
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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    A famous sight on the broads part of an old helter Skelter used as a holiday home since 1914... getting its feet wet a few days ago.. happens quite often in the Autumn
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Q View Post
    A famous sight on the broads part of an old helter Skelter used as a holiday home since 1914... getting its feet wet a few days ago.. happens quite often in the Autumn
    Cool--that's Arthur Ransome "The Big Six" and "Coot Club" territory, isn't it?

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    Sail-camping on Rainy Lake, MN, mid-September:20200916_073645.jpg

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    trying to post a video, but this is the orneriest site i ever did see. --pb

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    We try to be ornery enough. Thanks for the pics.

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    Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence. This is looking west, toward the Summerland Group, from the upstream end of Ironsides Island.

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    Ironsides again, north side. Classic Canadian Shield topography.
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    The bottom photo is Hemlock (on the left) and Snipe Island over the bows of the Peterborough. My favorite time of year here; few powerboats, plenty of waterfowl. The light and color in this place are always remarkable.

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    Default Re: Autumn Boating Photos--What Have You Got?

    A few more photos from this time of year, from a trip to this stretch of river a couple of years ago:
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