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Friday, 9 August 2019

Oh Cannabis -Kayak Infinity!



Summer means endless days in my kayak floating atop the royal blue waters of Lake Mississaganon. Here in the Land o' Lakes, Southeastern Ontario, I'm far from big city life, deep in the forests on the rugged Canadian Shield. Huge towering fir, pine, birch and maple trees dot the rocky shoreline. Wispy white clouds drift slowly across the pale blue pastel sky, in the hot mid day sun. 

A pleasant lake breeze. A puff of smoke. Having paddled upstream, I relax. Fire up a doobie. Lazily drift back to camp on the gentle ebb and flow of the lake current. The swirling eddies. But a bobbing cork. Moving effortlessly by wind and water through another seemingly endless summer day.

Lying back, pleasantly buzzed, adrift in my kayak, I contemplate infinity. 

Wonder what's real? The lake? The vista?

Nothing is as it seems.


A hundred years ago, this was just a spring fed river, running through a deep natural crevice in the solid rock. It was damned up to create Lake Mississaganon. 

20,000 years ago, 2 km thick glaciers carved out the crevice and future lake basin. Melting underground. Resurfacing to fill them with clear, clean spring water today. 

Go back 450 million years ago. Shifts in the earth's axis place us at the equator. Complete with volcano's. Even a tropical sea.

In fact, during the earth's 3 billion year geological history, there have been at least 4 continents where Lake Mississaganon now is. 

The only thing I can really know for sure, is that wherever I am, I am here. Drifting through nature's natural splendour, in all it's summer glory. 

At peace, floating atop the calm waters in my trusty kayak with a good joint ... 

Works for me! Hope you're enjoying summer too!



Source: 

Eyles, Nick. Ontario Rocks: 3 Billion Years of Environmental Change. [UofT: 2002]

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