Very entertaining read. Funny about the skeeters actually liking your bug dope. :) Those falls looked fun. Wanted more shots of the dog. How was he/she in the canoe and on the portages? Did she eat some fish?
The dog was fine in the canoe as long as there were no distractions. She has been hiking with me for a long time, so the portages were easy and painless. She had never encountered fish before, so she didn't quite know what they were and what to do with them.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson...and...“Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".