Sunday 23rd, July 2017
Category : Jeep Adventure
On our way to Nagagamisis, we stopped mid-way at the Finlayson Point Provincial Park just south of Temagami. We spent one night and left the exploring of the lakes and trails for another day.
Not so with Temagami, a small town just north of the park. We couldn't miss the beautiful train station which also serves as information desk and craft store.
Temagami seems to be a tourist hub. Wilderness outfitter and marine were busy, so was the Trading Post. No matter where you travel, visiting the Trading Post is an absolute MUST. It is one of these places where you always find the one thing you didn't know you were missing.
The Finlayson Point Provincial Park camp site has the general amenities like all the Provincial Parks. That includes a picnic table and fire pit. There is also a garbage disposal and recycling station. Firewood and ice is usually available at the park store.
For this trip, we avoided the electrical sites. So no watching DVDs in the trailer before bedtime. We have the first season of Dark Angel with us, but until now we watched only the first two episodes. That was back at the Marten River trip. Unless we have an electrical hook-up, my laptop's battery won't handle more than 15 minutes of DVD play.
We didn't set-up a tent or the canopy to save time. It was still early when we hit the road in the morning.
For the next 150 km it was all uphill. We reached the Arctic Watershed. So technically it is downhill from now on.
The beginning of the Plaque Text reads:
"North of this watershed all flowing water eventually reaches Hudson Bay, while south of it all watercourses form part of the Great Lakes drainage system. The height of land follows an erratic course of some 2250 km across Ontario, ranging from 32 to 280 km north of Lakes Huron and Superior".