End of the Portage: A Canoe Memoir

End of the Portage: A Canoe Memoir



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Whether a person is a canoeist or kayaker, someone who once paddled or has never paddled, someone who might like to paddle, or someone who just loves to read true stories that celebrate wild nature, End of the Portage will bring them along on a wonderful canoe journey.

In the heart of Algonquin Park, on the beautiful Petawawa River, in Ontario Canada, a lone paddler gets into difficulty.

End of the Portage is a true story, the kind that might be told around a campfire – and a celebration of the natural world, canoeing and camping.

The trail's been up and down,

With its slips and its falls

Splendour and drudgery,

Wind and birds' calls

And that last look upstream

To the places gone by

And the river, the river,

Always running by and nigh…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780992066536
Publisher: Wildwaters Publishing
Publication date: 08/25/2017
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Phil Weir was born in downtown Toronto in 1951. Thanks to his family, groups like the Boy Scouts, and summer camps, he escaped the city on treasured trips into the wild, and developed an enduring love of nature and canoeing. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1972, where he met and married Jill McNamee. In 1973 Phil and Jill moved to Ottawa and both eventually became teachers. They had three wonderful children, and the family did scores of wonderful camping trips together. As a high school teacher Phil always found ways to include Outdoor Education. This was done via field trips, clubs, leading and promoting an Outdoor Ed. credit course, curriculum development, and also full-time teaching for five years at the MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre. Now retired from paid teaching, Phil still enjoys encouraging people to know, to understand, and to love the natural world, and their place in it. In 2013 he created Wildwaters Publishing. www.wildwaterspublishing.com

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