Monday, October 6, 2014

Peaceful Quiet On The Oxtongue

The Oxtongue River has its headwaters in Algonquin Park, flowing west to empty out into Lake Of Bays in the district of Muskoka. These autumn views are along its course, west of Algonquin, taken some years ago.



There's a quiet gravel road that follows some of its length here, used by snowmobiles during the winter. In autumn, it's a quieter stretch of river, but I've been here in spring, and the water is roaring and high at that time of year. 





48 comments:

  1. Oh, those are beautiful! Looks like a serene place, but I imagine if I could hear the water it would seem exciting.

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  2. What a beautiful place, somewhere you could sit back and listen to the birds

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  3. Algonquin Park must be wonderful and this river is no less has plenty of beautiful views.

    Tomás.

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  4. I really enjoy stretches of rivers that pass over rock shelves.

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  5. I'm wondering if I said them enough, if these Native American names would begin to roll off my tongue.

    Love following the river to the horizon. Beautiful.

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  6. Wonderful scenery, great pictures...

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  7. The Oxtongue River has some great rapids...crowds seem to give this stretch a miss.
    Jane x

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  8. It's a beautuiful place well photographed!

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  9. @Linda: there are some stretches of it that are definitely rated as whitewater.

    @Bill: definitely!

    @Tomas: it's such a beautiful part of the province.

    @Revrunner: so do I.

    @Greensboro: I think it depends on the language group of the tribe. The various Algonquin people's languages seem to flow fine for me when I pronounce names from their origins.

    @VP: thank you!

    @Jane and Chris: there's a section along this stretch called the Hog's Trough that I really like. More tourists tend to go see something like the Ragged Falls upstream.

    @EG: thank you.

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  10. The first Autumn colors, beautiful !

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  11. Paddled part of the Oxtongue many years ago with our kids. A beautiful river.

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  12. Algonquin in autumn looks like an amazing place!

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  13. The autumn colours and fast flowing river make for gorgeous images William, well captured.

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  14. This looks really peaceful and quiet place. Beautiful river. Love the autumn colors...looks like the perfect time of the year to visit this river!

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  15. What a beautiful and peaceful place. Thanks for all your comments on ADP in my "absence" from CDP.

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  16. @Luis: thanks!

    @Karl: autumn up there is a great season.

    @Furry Gnome: as long as you get out of the canoes to portage around Ragged Falls.

    @Norma: it is!

    @Grace: thanks!

    @Tex: indeed!

    @Tamago: it's a good time of year.

    @Stuart: you're welcome.

    @Sharon: me too!

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  17. I love the fall colors in these pictures.

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  18. And if I close my eyes I could see myself kayaking down that river. How peaceful that would be.

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  19. A lot of beautiful rivers in Canada, it seems!

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  20. Such beautiful reflections. I'm glad I have you and EG Camera Girl to remind me of the beautiful ONtario fall!

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  21. Love the colours of the season!

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  22. I love that 1st shot, William!

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  23. Beautiful images, lovely scenery!

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  24. That looks very, very peaceful. Love the name Oxtongue! :)

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  25. your photos make me want to jump in a canoe and go exploring :)

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  26. @Birdman: definitely!

    @Jen: thank you.

    @Judy: so did I.

    @Denise: it would be quite peaceful.

    @Cheryl: we have no shortage of rivers.

    @Cloudia: thank you!

    @Linda: it is.

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  27. @Mike: thanks!

    @Halcyon: it's such a good season in this part of the world.

    @MB: thanks!

    @Marleen: thank you.

    @RedPat: as did I.

    @Paul: thanks!

    @Bibi: it's a name with character.

    @Jen: I'd like to get in a canoe right about now too.

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  28. All three are wonderful shots with fantastic autumn colours along the river.

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  29. It is lovely! I like the calm water in the first shot and the reflections.

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  30. Autumn always seems quieter after the busy summer.

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  31. I love this time of year. So pretty.

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  32. Such a beautiful area. I like the spots of Fall color.

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  33. Algonquin is an amazing spot, too. My son worked in a kid's camp there one summer!

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  34. i missed these shots - we were out kayaking on Monday. this looks like a gorgeous area!! wow wee!! ( :

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  35. Beautiful photos of what looks to be a gorgeous area.

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  36. Great shots!! Thats why I want to come to Canada once...

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  37. Wow, thank you for these. What a place! Wish we were all there! We're already planning for next summer. Thanks again!

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  38. Three excellent nature shots here!

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