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Whiskey Rapids Trail, Algonquin Park, Ontario

The Whiskey Rapids Trail, Algonquin Park, Ontario is accessed off of Highway 60 and is a pleasant walking trail. The trail follows along the broad shallow river and pat a pond and then the water rushes through a series of rapids in the Canadian Shield. A pleasant trail to walk.

I was with members of the Ontario Photo Collective (OPC) and Colin and I had become separated from the larger group so did our own thing for part of the day. Colin was using a Gitzo tripod with a Really Right Stuff ballhead and my Manfrotto equipment was misbehaving so it was a good time to compare the good and bad of each of the systems. I eventually upgrades to the same combination and find it works really well for the type of  photography that I enjoy.  Note: The Manfrotto folks made the necessary repairs at no cost and the service was fine, so Graeme now uses the Manfrotto combination without any recurring problems.

Along the trail there were a number of birds although the migration of the smaller warblers was mostly past history by this point in the season. Fall mushrooms, however, were beginning to really come into their own.

The rapids themselves were lively and noisy but not huge.

A pleasant woodland walk and a pleasant little series of rapids to see and photograph. What more could one ask on a nice Fall day with Autumn leaves beginning to show their orange and red colours.

By Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron

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