Posted by: John Munro | May 2, 2010

Avalon Peninsula Canoe Trip 1962

In April, 1962 five of us took a four day canoe trip across the Avalon Penninsula, starting from Brigus Junction and coming out at Colinet. In the group were Al Brennan, Joe Lowe, Bill Whiffen, Dave Quinton and John Munro. We paddled, portaged and walked our canoes over the beautiful Avalon lakes, rivers and trails . We enjoyed warm spring weather for the first 3 days, but the last day it was raining and windy. We were wet, cold and tired after running the Colinet river that last day.

Most of these photos were taken by Joe Lowe, who was Director of Forest INventory with the Newfoundland Forest Service in the 1960’s

Avalon Trip, 1962

Avalon Trip, 1962

Lowering Canoe

Lowering Canoe

Portage

Portage

Motley Crew

Motley Crew

Bedtime

Bedtime

Rough Going

Rough Going


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  1. Hi John! What a wonderful surprise to see this! My sister Nancy found it and sent me the link. Those photos are priceless! I actually have some of dad’s old films from that trip (or one of the trips). I will try to find them and can send to you – or post the video. Are you on facebook? Today is the anniversary of mom and dad’s marriage – 48 years ago. So sad that they are both gone now. Hope you are well. Warm regards, Colleen (Brennan)


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