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I just spent about two weeks exploring James Bay, website here:

http://www.purpleliz...m/james bay.htm

My photo-narrative should provide some escapism and virtual tourism for curious geographers.

m.
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I did not read it all... but I looked at the pictures....

Thanks for sharing.

Good thing you went during the winter.... the black flies and mosquitoes can kill you in spring and summer.
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Wow... :blink:

That was some trip...
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The picture "next gas 500 km" says it all.
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Thanks for sharing. I always wanted to spend a summer up there, and now maybe a winter too! (well, maybe a weekend or something)

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I feel cold just by looking at the pictures. I bet summers are great up there. Great story with some nice photos.

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Mike,
What a great adventure. It makes me want to fill up the truck with gas and go somewhere.
Thanks for the story. p.s. The mutilated red fox picture didn't go very well with my toast and coffee this morning.



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Very cool! Interesting trip, I love photo journals of trips like this.

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I bet summers are great up there. Great story with some nice photos.


. . . if you like lots of bugs. I haven't been to that part of the world but I do know what other parts of the Canadian north can be like. Looks like a great trip.

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Nice. Just get in the car and go to north. I wish I had such Canada near here.

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Interesting trip and great journal. Thanks for sharing that, Mike! :D
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Nice. Just get in the car and go to north. I wish I had such Canada near here.


I think you do Rafal and it's called Siberia. Except for fellow Canadian Rudy, I cant help noticing the romantic view a lot of people have of the Great Canadian North where the mosquitos are so big they have to get down on their knees to sting you in the forehead.

Years ago during a referendum about Quebec seperating from Canada. There were billboards across the country saying:" I want my Canada to Include Quebec" . In Quebec, someone responded by putting up a billboard saying:" I want my Quebec to include Florida!"
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Nice. Just get in the car and go to north. I wish I had such Canada near here.


I think you do Rafal and it's called Siberia.



You are joking. To lose a car ? Or a life ? Or both ? :)

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You are joking. To lose a car ? Or a life ? Or both ?


I was joking but then again you reminded me that I did lose a car (the suspension anyways) driving on a few hundred Km of rough road up there. And sometime ago, a couple of gangsters pulled a huge heist of the James Bay project payroll and fled into the forest. They surrendered 2 days later, half-dead from exposure and bled white by mosquitoes.
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You are joking. To lose a car ? Or a life ? Or both ?


I was joking but then again you reminded me that I did lose a car (the suspension anyways) driving on a few hundred Km of rough road up there. And sometime ago, a couple of gangsters pulled a huge heist of the James Bay project payroll and fled into the forest. They surrendered 2 days later, half-dead from exposure and bled white by mosquitoes.


They should have expected RCMP had powerfull allies in the forest. It wasn't perfect heist ;)




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