Peggy Varner is a Canadian paddler, freelance writer, and communications professional with a blog about sea kayaking, paddling and perspective. Let's keep it vague (Vaag!) so we can see where it will go.
This is the best picture I could get from my kayak of the new oTENTik at Mallorytown Landing (Ontario, Canada) after a good day's paddle in the 1000 Islands. The beautiful sunshine and glare from the clear water in the St. Lawrence River kept getting in my way. It's a happy and welcome problem!
oTENTiks are exclusive to Parks Canada, new for 2013, and found in numerous awesome parks across Canada. In the summer of 2013, Thousand Islands National Park installed some oTENTik tents (a cross between a cabin and a tent) on the popular islands of Camelot, Gordon, and McDonald, and one on the mainland waterfront at beautiful Mallorytown Landing.
I tested the Mallorytown Landing oTENTik this August. Two thumbs up!
For more information about the new oTENTiks and images of Mallorytown Landing, my next story is up on The Great Waterway, a cool Ontario tourism website where I'm a regular blogger.
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The biggest waters I've paddled on so far include the Atlantic off Acadia National Park-Maine, Veraderro-Cuba, the Saguenay River from Tadoussac, Quebec, Lake Superior's Apostle Islands off Bayfield, WI, Lake Ontario at Sandbanks, the St. Lawrence 1000 Islands off Gananoque- Ontario, the Pacific off Ventura, Calif. around one of the Channel Islands (Santa Cruz), the Caribbean off St. Martin. I want to get on the water in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and BC. I like little water too! BaffinPaddler@hotmail.com