Ever since I can remember I've heard the comment that there is "no difference" between Canadians and Americans. I respectfully beg to differ as there is a difference on so many levels! We have unique Canadian culture consisting of Canadianisms, a Canadian perspective on world events, Canadian cuisine as well as products and foods only available in Canada. This blog is dedicated to celebrating all things Canadian from "my perspective" as a Canadian. Please enjoy your visit and be sure to visit often.

Garden Gnome
Americans should never underestimate the constant pressure on Canada which the mere presence of the United States has produced. We're different people from you and we're different people because of you. Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is effected by every twitch and grunt. It should not therefore be expected that this kind of nation, this Canada, should project itself as a mirror image of the United States.
- Pierre Trudeau

Sunday, July 4, 2010

We Declare This Log Canadian Territory

Canadian flag on log
Declared Canadian Territory
 July 3, 2010

We live on the beautiful Great Lakes waterway and like many have a boat.  We boat on Lakes Huron and St. Clair, the St. Clair River and smaller connecting waterways.  Yesterday we went out to the mouth of the St. Clair River where it enters Lake St. Clair.  There is a great swim hole there that is a rather popular summer boating destination.  On the way back from the marina I spotted this log that appears to have been officially declared Canadian Territory.  The log was washed to shallow waters during the winter run off.  I noticed it in the early spring.  Some sporting Canadian with a sense of humour placed a Canadian flag on the log over the weekend.  The picture was taken from the east shore of the St. Clair River in Ontario, facing the west shore that is Michigan.  The International Border divides the St. Clair River so it is quite common to see Coast Guards from both countries, Border Patrol as well as the police patrolling the waters of the St. Clair River.


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