Along the Highway in Algoma Country

Algoma Country is nestled between two of Canada’s Great lakes framed by Lake Huron and Lake Superior consisting of 35,000 square kilometres of unspoiled wilderness. The area attracts many outside adventurers; such as, anglers, canoeists, kayakers, hunters, snowmobilers and cross-country skiers.   For individuals who take the time while travelling by car, Algoma Country gives a first-hand view of the spectacular scenery consisting of rugged landscape, geography and wildlife that gave birth to the rich history of this area.

The fall season is a favourite time of the year for me to go on photographic expeditions primarily because most northern highways are less travelled compared to the summer months, which allows me to stop my car along the road and explore an area of interest. Also, the cooler weather keeps the fierce Northern Ontario mosquitoes at bay; allowing me to keep my precious blood to myself.

During the fall of 2008 and 2009, I travelled the Grand Circle Tour; a popular driving tour in Northern Ontario that travels along highways 17, 101 and 129. The images in this folio were taken while travelling these highways; many, with my car parked on the gravel shoulder of the highway as I searched for an ideal location to rest my tripod.

 

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