Category Archives: Active Lifestyle

Summer Time Crazy

I’m sorry. I know I haven’t been around much. I blame summer. Maybe I’m just trying to make up for last year’s failure when I moped around with a broken collarbone for the entire summer feeling sorry for myself.  Or … Continue reading

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat

I finally did it! After 2 failed attempts to test out the skills I had learned at a kayaking clinic, the weather finally cooperated with me for an exciting journey on the water of the Grand River, about 90 minutes … Continue reading

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June: Still Waiting For Summer To Begin

My presence on social media has been sporadic the past month as I try to squeeze in as much activity as I can before winter returns – which, based on current temperatures, feels like it won’t be long. Even though … Continue reading

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Island In The Sun

For most of the last 4 years, Helen and I have met once a week to spend a day on a trail – either near or far. We’re either chipping away on a big project – like our current Trans-Canada … Continue reading

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Changing Seasons: Where’s The Warm Weather?

What is it about the month of May? Suddenly EVERYTHING seems to be happening at the same time and demanding attention – yard work, family events, and a score of distracting activities that are infinitely more entertaining than chores around … Continue reading

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Spring’s April Appearance

The month of April is almost at a close and I’m already in full anticipation of May ahead. April turned out to be crazy busy in all the ways that are good …. making plans, starting new things, exploring, and watching … Continue reading

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Practicing What I Preach

When I get restless, I tend to start poking around looking for something new to do. It’s been both a curse and a blessing because sometimes I get entangled in things that I probably should have left alone.  However, since … Continue reading

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Finding *Extra* In The Ordinary

Have you ever woken up in the morning feeling grouchy for no apparent reason? That’s my world today as I nurse my coffee and a simmering growl.  There’s no particular explanation for it – I slept well and I feel rested.  There … Continue reading

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The Journey Has Started

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about our plan to tackle the Trans-Canada Trail – a 21,000 km epic adventure that will likely take at least a decade for us to complete. I was overwhelmed by the interest, … Continue reading

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An Epic Journey

No one has ever suggested I plan too small, but this time even I am in awe of the adventure we are about to undertake. “We” includes my long-time friend and hiking partner, Helen.  Since our retirement 6 years ago, … Continue reading

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