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Emily公园一日游
My one-day tour at Emily Park

一次媒体的游园活动让我在Emily省立公园度过了一个炎热潮湿的夏日。了解数项技能培训项目,其中包括学习垂钓、划独木舟和露营等为此次游园的主要目的。

I spent a hot humid summer day at Emily Provincial Park on a media tour. Several skill training programs occupied the agenda:  including learning to fish, canoe, and camp.

Emily公园位于Omemee以北的Regional Road 10,距离皮尔逊大约90分钟车程。沿着一条天蓬步道行进,就可以进入这个拥有沙滩、美丽湖泊以及许多露营点的休闲公园。在此之前我还听说沿着步道行走有可能看到青蛙、野龟和红翅黑鹂等野生动物。

About a 90 minute drive from Pearson, Emily Park is located at Regional Road 10, just north of Omemee. A canopy trail takes you into the recreational park that offers a sand beach, beautiful lake and camping sites. I was told that wildlife such as frogs, turtles, and red-winged blackbirds can be seen along the trail.

 

鳄龟Spike

Spike the snapping turtle

 

野生动物总会激起我的好奇心和兴趣,因为居住在城市里很少有机会能够看到或是接近它们。因此当Emily公园的一位特殊居民鳄龟Spike迎接我们的到来时,我感到非常开心。

Wildlife always sparks my curiosity and interest.  Living in a city offers little chances to see or approach them. But when Spike, a snapping turtle residing at the park greeted us, I was delighted.

 

鳄龟是加拿大最大的淡水龟,其平均体长可达20-36厘米,体重可达4.5-16公斤。Emily公园在去年夏天收养Spike时,它还不到一岁。但是在园方的精心饲养下,它很快就达到了常规尺寸。与其庞大的身躯相比,它的橄榄色的外壳似乎都有点未发育完全。我曾听说鳄龟在受到威胁时会咬人,但Spike的性情却相当平静温和,即便他是在沉睡中被人举起,似乎也没有丝毫不安。他只是不断摇晃自己的爪子并频频点头,对像我这样平生第一次有机会如此近距离观大龟的游客们表现出友好的姿态。

The Snapping turtle is Canadas largest freshwater turtle, reaching an average length of 20-36 cm and a weight of 4.5-16.0 kg. Spike was less than one year old when it was adopted by the park last summer. But well-fed, he soon grew up to the regular size, except that his olive coloured shell seemed smaller to his size. Ive heard that snapping turtles would bite when threatened, but Spike showed a pretty calm temperament he seemed not the least bit disturbed when being lift up from his deep sleep. He was moving his paws and nodding his head, showing a friendly gesture to a visitor like me, who, the first time in life, got the chance to view such a live creature.

 

野营点

Camping sites

由于靠近彼得伯勒,Emily公园附近有许多旅游景点。如果你想寻求更精彩的户外活动,那么安排一次在该公园扎营,得以参观附近的旅游景点并享受真正自然美景的行程不失为明智之举。每晚只需花费$45元,你就可以进入一个提供淡水、卫浴设施甚至是洗衣机和烘干机的露营地。

Located near Peterborough, Emily Park is surrounded by many tourist attractions. If you are seeking more exciting outdoor activities, setting up a camping site at the park is smart way to plan a more adventurous getaway and to enjoy the authentic nature. Spending $45 a night, you have access to a camp site that includes fresh water, bathroom facilities, and even a washer and dryer.

 

该公园还提供“露营学习”项目,其露营指南会教授游客从搭帐篷到露营安全等种种通宵露营技能。搭帐篷是一个看似简单,但实际上却需要实践技能的任务。但不够走运,在我们努力搭设一个8人营帐时,突然开始下起了雨。

The park offers a Learn to Camp program where camping guides teach you overnight camping skills from tent setup to camping safety.  Setting up a tent is a seemingly simple task, but it requires practice and skills. To our luck, as we were trying to set up an 8 person camp, it started to rain.

 

虽然恶劣的天气可能会对露营之旅来说不利,但它也会让你的户外旅程更加刺激和有趣。实际上在帐篷里倾听滂沱雨声会让你享受到独特的露营之夜。滴答的雨声可以安抚你的情绪,让你一夜好眠。

Bad weather can wreak havoc on your camping experience, but it can also make your outdoor experience more exciting and fun.  In fact, listening to the heavy downpour inside your tent can offer you an extraordinary camping night. It can also soothe you to a goodnight sleep.

 

沙滩

Sand Beach

在步行几分钟后,我们就抵达了Emily公园的沙滩。虽然沙滩面积并不是很大,但却非常温暖舒适。这片沙滩的独特之处还在于它为游客前往附近的几个湖区——Pigeon LakeLovesick LakeClear Lake作独木舟之旅提供了一个完美的启程点。

Within a few minutes walk, we reached the beach area in Emily Park. The parks beach isnt very large, but the beach sands are nice and warm. What made the beach special is that it makes a perfect launch pad for a canoeing trip to several nearby lakes -- Pigeon Lake, Lovesick Lake and Clear Lake.

但我更为惊讶地了解到,著名的特伦特——赛文水道就纵横交错于这些湖泊之上!在这些湖泊之间有一些水坝和船闸,而泛舟穿过这些船闸会是非常令人兴奋的体验 。在我卖掉我的快艇Sully号之前,我就曾梦想过穿越该船闸的冒险之旅。湖上轻舟荡漾之美景不禁勾起我对以往游湖之旅的回忆,同时也再度激发了我水上冒险行程的幻想。

What has amazed me more was the fact that these lakes are crisscrossed by the famous Trent-Severn Waterway! There are a few dams and locks between those lakes and boating through the locks can be a great exciting experience. I had a dream about a boating adventure through the Waterway locks, before I sold my powerboat-- Sully. Watching people canoeing on the lake had conjured up my memories of my past lakeside excursions, and has created a renewed desire to embark on a waterfront adventure again.

我们在太阳落山前结束了Emily公园的一日游。但在离开公园之前,我已经做好了到该公园度周末的计划。

We finished the one-day tour before the sunset. Before leaving the park, I had made out a plan for spending a weekend at the park.

Emily公园的两晚露营活动看起来非常吸引人。在加拿大人面临另一轮经济衰退冲击之际,这可能是最好而又最便宜的度夏方式了。另外,我也可能会因此再次见到我的新朋友——Spike

A two night camping plan at the park seemed very appealing. As Canadians are hit by another bout of recession, it could be the best and cheapest way to have a summer gets away. Plus, I could get another chance to meet my new friend Spike-- again.

 

 

 

 

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