Oh Lake Lousie...Dare I say one of the most photographed lakes in the world. I am too lazy to google but based on how busy it was here the day we chose to visit I am going to say that's a safe bet. It was the most perfect conditions for a canoe ride. The water was so still. Not a single breeze hit us which made me feel less guilty about sitting back and relaxing in the front while David paddled us around. Ok, I helped a bit. Because it was so calm, I decided to brave bringing my camera in the canoe. Usually I am too chicken but it was so worth it to get in some pictures away from the hoards of people that lined the walking paths. I can't stand crowds and even though I knew this is a popular spot I didn't think it would be as crazy as it was that day! The only other time I had been there was years ago in the middle of July and it was absolutely dead that time. I don't know what was going on this August day! Either way we paddled to the end where it is nice and shallow and I scooped up some soft mud and rubbed it on my hands and face. Free spa day, right? I can't say it really did anything for my complexion... just seemed like the right thing to do at the time!