Saturday 6 September 2014

Charleston Lake Provincial Park

Hello all! This year on our annual camping trip we went to Charleston Lake Provincial Park in Lansdowne, Ontario.
We have been here before a couple of years ago and liked it a lot. It's a great place for canoeing, fishing and stargazing. There are also a lot of fireflies here! No motorized boats are allowed here so the lake is quite calm. We usually stay for about four days but since I've started working, we stayed for two days and three nights.
We rented canoes for 24 hours--it cost us $40 for that time period. 
To be honest with you, I didn't really many pictures. I've been in a lull lately. But here's my dad and lil' bro starting the fire with some scrap paper (cheating, I know).  
The rays were quite nice during the evening as the smoke from the fire pits made them very visible.  
This was actually in the back of our campsite (#367) 
At one point it got very picturesque.  
It took me a lot of tries to get this right...I probably looked like an idiot doing it :P 
We made meals from boxes--this one is Zatarain's Jambalaya. I added some sausage for protein.  
We canoed during the evening and the waters were perfect.  
A little bit of fog was starting roll in.  
There are many small islands in this park--the one to the left here has a private cottage on it. Impressive.  
Blue hour on a glassy lake.  
The rain clouds rolled in. It rained heavily for the majority of the second day.  
The stars here are actually very clear. A lot of stargazers joined us to see the beauty. I illuminated the trees with my headlamp. 
I always like to have some kind of foreground when shooting stars. 
And that's all. 

Overall, Charleston Lake delivered once more. If it wasn't for the heavy rain on the second day, it would've been much better of course, but we were able to do our favourite activities before the rain anyways. 
There seemed to be a higher level of algae in the water this year but nonetheless the fishing was great (we caught rock bass, perch and pan fish for the most part). There were also hiking trails if you were interested in that. I wasn't able to go on them because of the time constraints but I heard they're very picturesque. I'd recommend anyone to give this place a try. 




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