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Planning Any alternatives to Sweden for easy wilderness canoeing?

Discussion in 'Out and About' started by Antonymous, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Antonymous

    Antonymous Member

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    Like the title says are there other alternatives to Sweden for an easy wilderness trip.
    I would love a week's canoeing, in a wilderness setting, that is further south, as my wife will want a week on the beach.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Southern Germany, Poland, Czech Republic.
    Better food than in Sweden/Scandinavia and Finland.

    You want to be close to your wife's beach destination? In that case, you can be in the Carpathian mountains ands he can be on the Black sea beaches. (Romania)

    If she does not mind chillier water and weather,, there are some fantastic beaches around the coast of Scania (southern part of Sweden). And no beach vendors or harassments...
     
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    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Spot on.
     
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    Sweden:
    • Pine and Spruce trees
    • Pike
    • Mosquitoes
    • Huge ugly moose

    Florida:
    • Pines and cypress trees
    • Gar and gators
    • Mosquitoes - check
    • A huge ugly mouse
    :lmao::lmao:
     
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    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Florida:above plus hickory, pecan, magnolia, avocado, and fig trees. And sharks, insufferable heat, hurricanes, and tornadoes.
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    And quite a few Americans.

    But then Sweden is full of Swedes, and I do not know which is worse.....:)
    Bring on the mosquitoes, any day!
     
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    Adriatic islands along the Croatian coast .. nice there
     
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  10. Paul_B

    Paul_B Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Does Canada not have anywhere suitable?

    What about France? Is it Ardeche gorge? There's easy and harder sections there. Not sure about the beaches but if you're talking a week doing your thing then a week on the beaches then you could always move on from there to any one of the excellent French coastlines.

    If you're up for a real challenge then I've heard Corsica has amazing whitewater rivers to paddle and due to protection if the coastline under law there's some amazing places where you can only camp without coastal holiday developments. Amazing coastline in believe. Just the rivers are snow melt and quite big water too.
     
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    Canada is full of flat water canoe trips, every thing imaginable from the fur trade routes on the Churchill River
    to aimless magnificent paddles like doing the Bowron Lakes loop (reservation required).

    Just how wild does it have to be? That can be arranged.
    Locally, we have mountain tributaries to the Fraser River which are too wild for anyone.
     
  12. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    But the water is so cold for his wife's beach holiday.....

    Florida is the best bet yet, if he is OK having to dodge the 'gators and she the 'mericans.....
    :)
     
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    Nah. Myth. You can swim in the Churchill, down from Missinippe, end of July.
    Get all soaped up and take the plunge. Then take your clothes off and do it again.

    Talk about the lazy days of summer = find a bay of clear water, fine yellow sand-packed for 100m in every direction.

    Personally, I'd like to do a long camping canoe trip across a dozen lakes in the Ontario shield country.
    Rock, water and trees. Camping on islands gives you better odds with the bears.
    Where I live, you walk. Hundreds of miles of abandoned logging roads, infested with bears.
    Most of them won't go down for another month, several right in the village that have been dealt with.
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Antonymous, do you have a preference of a country?
    Europe? N. America?
     
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    Or better yet; do you have an idea how far from home you can/will travel? Also as RV asked; how wild do you want?
     
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    A canoe holiday round the west coast of scotland, thousands of little islets
     

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