Kayaking in Georgian Bay

Docks are the quintessential Canadian place to hang out in summer. Local teenagers sunbathe and gossip. Older folks sit and drink in the vista. Fishermen will have hung a pail over the edge in order to catch some bait, aware that nocturnal raccoons are clever enough to lift them out of the water paw-over-paw. And there is always a canoe tied up, with a couple of life jackets and paddles in the bottom, itching to be paddled out on to the water.

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