Traveling Ted is a blog that takes readers along on my adventures hiking, canoeing, skiing, and international backpacking. Many blogs focus on one aspect of backpacking, but I tackle both the outdoor adventure side and international exploration as well.

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Cobalt Blue Lake Kawnipi

Cobalt Blue Lake Kawnipi

There are famous travel destinations around the globe notorious for the shade of blue of their waters.  In France they call the French Riviera the Côte D’azur.  An instance where the name is as beautiful as the crystal blue waters it is named for.   The turquoise colored water in the lagoon found in Tahiti is another place famous for its shade of blue.

A place that I have traveled to also features a brilliant shade of blue when sunshine dances on its surface.  It is not as famous as Tahiti or the French Riviera because of its remoteness and the difficult journey one must undertake to view its splendor.

The picture above was taken in the middle of Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada at Lake Kawnipi, which is located right in the middle of this pristine wilderness park.  It is a two day journey by canoe through rugged portages and vast lakes, but well worth the effort.

I stared at the different shades of blue for 15 minutes before coming up with the color of cobalt blue to describe the shade found in Quetico.  The color is so inviting that it makes you want to just jump in the lake and drink it up.  Unlike Tahiti and the French Riviera, this desire can actually be acted upon in Quetico as the water is so pure it can be consumed without filtration or any type of tablets or purification.

Adventure on!


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