We just got back from a nice trip to Ontario and wanted to try out the canoes we had bought. So, today, we went to the quaint town of Safety Harbor. It is about 15 minutes from our house. The town has quite some history as it was once home of the Tocobaga Indians who inhabited the area from 900-1500's. There is one large Indian mound that is made out of shells collected by the Indians. It is located in a popular park outside of town on the Bay. But, we went to a freshwater lake called "Alligator Lake" at the other end of town. I have a 1967- 14' Chesnut Playmate that we picked up in Simcoe, Ontario. It is a beautiful canoe and it paddles like a dream. It just glides through the water! (I am hoping you are reading this Kim (tell Jackie, too) that I am practicing my solo(ness) and am enjoying it!) The lake has some rookeries that have several different species of seabirds in the trees... some are dead trees that have different ones on them...which makes it most interesting for photographing. Also, the lake is suppose to be filled with Alligators...but we didn't see any. Hence, the name: "Safety Harbor". I am posting photos of my canoe and then will add photos of Macky's canoe in another post. His canoe was bought in Penetanguishene, Ontario. He says he loves it! So, we are both happy paddlers!