Land Of Shadows



The canoe country of the southern Canadian shield is a wonderland of lakes and rivers set upon some of the oldest rock on earth.   Red and white pine, birch and spruce trees line twisting portage trails worn down by the footsteps of a thousand years – ancient pathways linking distant waters or skirting a tumbling cascade.  By day the sun and wind stir lakes into fields of flashing diamonds, while ponds and marshes become shimmering pools of mirrored green.  As darkness falls, so too does a most profound silence, its spell deepened by the shifting of shadows, the flickering of firelight, and the low, mournful calls of the creatures of the night.