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You know what they did with my 'Hitches' post? They made it Post of the Day and my sexual proclivities were then spread TMF wide and I wrote it for us here. Okay, I admit I didn't stay on subject yet I never thought that TMF's voyeuristic side would plaster it willy-nilly. Elly is not exactly pleased.

So what do I do next? Since I started with trailering I could add something about carrying a canoe on top of a car. It's not hard but I would advise buying one that ties down the center section and, although an inverted canoe is pressed downward by airflow, it is best to have both a front and rear tie down because gusts can lift the canoe off the center tie downs. Use a good bungee cord. Tell you a story.

This was a number of years ago. I had been invited to Pierre Burton's summer cottage. Pierre is possibly one of the finest writers Canada has produced (check out his books at and it was a sheer treat to talk and be with him. We talked about Canada. Pierre said, “Do you know the definition of a Canadian?” I said, “Okay, I'll bite.” He said, “A Canadian is someone who can make love in a canoe.” I said I hadn't. Pierre said, “Well, there's a canoe and we won't be firing up the barbeque for at least an hour.” I said, “Hmmmm.”

So Elly and I paddled out into the lake and did what came oh so naturally.



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