Day 98 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: Port Perry, Ontario

Jeff’s Centre Island Store near Port Perry


A young boy no older than 11 years old skidoos by us a 70kms/hour


Fishing for Pickerel (Walleye) on Lake Scugog

It takes a particular type of person to venture out in minus 10 degree weather and sit around a hole cut through 12 inches of ice on a frozen lake trying to catch a fish. Today, however there were plenty of ice fishing shacks of every size and design on Lake Scugog with skidoos parked outside and the glow of a single light illuminating the night’s sky. We were told that by the weekend the lake will be turned into a highway, with skidoos, quads and pickup trucks zig-zagging around this man-made lake in an attempt to catch a fish. Ice fishing is without doubt a Canadian winter tradition.


Three pound Walleye caught Lake Scugog


Moonlight over Lake Scugog Cabins


Moonlight Casts A Silhouette


The Canadian flag is flying at half mast today due the death of a Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan


Faces Of the Day



2 Responses to “Day 98 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: Port Perry, Ontario”

  1. 1 Michelle
    January 10, 2009 at 6:14 am

    My boyfriend Rob met you both today while ice fishing on “the gog”
    (lake Scugog)Before you offend anyone it is Port Perry….not Point Perry, Ontario. I Love your idea of travelling Canada and sharing it with others. So many people don’t realize the amazing places we have right here in our own backyard. They get to excited to travel the world when they don’t have the slightest clue of what is right under their noses!

  2. 2 Paul Milsom
    October 22, 2009 at 1:06 am

    maybe they do know what is right under their noses, which is why they can’t wait to travel the world.. sure, it has a lot of open space, trees and lakes.. but you have no history, what little you do have, you pull down and destroy.. witness Toronto, the ‘megacity’ of 4 million? a soulless ever deteriorating town, did the ROM, the ‘science’ centre, Ontario place, and Casa Loma? what’s that? a mock castle built in the ’20’s and not even finished… no history, no character… if you’re an outdoor freak, fine, but that’s not why people leave to see the world, it’s to find history….

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