WW2 Talk Members you have met

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Drew5233, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Thanks Tim, for showing me around: Algonquin Provincial Park at its best:

    Magnetawan Lake

    Hambone Lake

    The small Acme Lake crawled with beavers and otters

    IMG_0579 Daisy Lake a.jpg
    Entrance to Daisy Lake

    IMG_0618 Hambone side-lake a.jpg
    Junction between Acme and Hambone Lake, which was flooded due to exceptional high water. No need for a portage (or carrying your canoe overland from one lake to the other)

    Hambone view from camp-site


    We also did Ralph Bice, Little Trout and Queer Lake

    ... and having survived a five day stay in bear country, makes me a member of the order of ...
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  2. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    My pleasure. Glad you liked it.
    It was only fair after your hospitality in the Rhineland.

    The only part missing was seeing one of these.

  3. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member Patron

    He looks so peaceful. I hear they are very friendly and not aggressive in the least. ;)
  4. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    For the most part, yes. Especially when in the water. We have paddled up to within 20 ft of them and they seem unconcerned. A different story in the fall when the bulls are in rutting season. Much more aggressive and less predictable then. They will even attack a train engine. Females can do that to you.

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  5. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Spring is here. The beaver parties have started.

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  6. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Ah ... beavers! Still good memories of those little fellows ... :whistle:

    IMG_0626 Portage end to Little Trout Lake aa.jpg
    Little Trout Lake
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  8. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    As good a place as any to extend a welcome to Cockfosters to any member visiting London in the near future.

    All you have to do is pop your mobile number in my PM box and we can then plan to meet up.

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  9. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    That would be a treat Ron. Thanks for the invitation.

    I can repair gas boilers too!
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  10. SDP

    SDP Senior Member

    Will take you up on that one day Ron. :)
  11. Seroster

    Seroster Canadian researcher Patron

    Ron, now I'm wishing I was spending time in London on my trip in June so I could meet you! Unfortunately after arriving at Heathrow we're immediately heading west and south.

    I hope some of the forum members take you up on your kind offer.

  12. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    IMG_1968.JPG I had the pleasure today (Sunday 17th June) in getting to meet Ron again, this time at his home in Cockfosters.

    It was a great two hours together and listening to Ron recalling his (nearly) 4 years of overseas service from mid 1943 to early 1947 was a privilege indeed.

    I hope to get to see Ron again within the next couple of months after my upcoming trip to Sicilia...

    best wishes
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  13. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    The pleasure was, of course, mutual

    Have fun in Sicily !

    Best regards

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