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Neil Miller|Published 08-13-2008
“People of the Shallows”        With only very limited archaeological records, little is known of where the aboriginal peoples of Canada came from and why specific groups settled where they did.  Within the 75,000 square kilometer region south of Lake Nipissing, with Georgian Bay to the west, the Ottawa River to the east and Lake Ontario to the...
by Neil E. Miller|Published 09-12-2008
“Cowboy-up” – Part Two        Day Three of white-water camp dawned much the same as Days One and Two but without the precipitation.  On this morning, everything happened earlier as the pace was quickened so we could depart the camp at 8:15 in the vans for the drive to the Aumond’s Bay put-in on the Lower Madawaska.  This stretch of the...
by Neil Miller|Published 09-12-2008
  “Cowboy-up” – Part One        We decided on the command, “tilt” instead of “lean”.  When I would yell out, “lean”, with all the excitement of the moment, there was a natural tendency to lean one’s whole body into the turn and all this accomplished was a quick roll into the river.  Either way, as...
by Neil E. Miller|Published 07-31-2008
  Humility and the Forward Stroke      The first day at Madawaska Kanu Centre dawned with a slate gray sky and cold rain.  When we exited the tent at seven, the temperature was 4°C and the falling rain was steady.  This precipitation was to continue on and off all day (Saturday) and into Sunday and on this first day, it never warmed up beyond 8°C....
by Neil E. Miller|Published 10-03-2008
     A North American’s Perspective        Churchill once described the differences between the British and the Americans as two people separated by a common language.  I think perhaps the Canadians and the Americans are two people separated by a common culture.  Our ways of life seem much the same on the surface but our priorities both...
by Neil E. Miller|Published 09-12-2008
  Farmer John meets Starburst        Before the start of Day One and our trial (by water) involving basic boat-handling, we had to stand informal inspection to be certain we had the proper clothing for the conditions and to select the crux piece of gear:  the boat.  At the pre-arranged time, we showed up at the meeting on the deck, outside of the dining...