Category Archives: Adventure

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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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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Beware! Nature Ahead

What do you do on a gray rainy day when you’re feeling dark and gloomy? Well, if you’re like I was yesterday, you’d spend it overdosing on jelly beans while watching CraveTV.  I preferred not to have a repeat of … 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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Panic In A Pasture

Earlier today I had a conversation with Ally Bean, via the comments section of her blog post on The Spectacled Bean, about an encounter between some cows and a turtle.  Spoiler Alert – the turtle was a total badass. This … Continue reading

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An Unusual January Roadtrip

It was a rare date with my sister.  After days of heavy snow squall warnings that cancelled our attempt to get together after the New Year, the weather finally cleared enough for me to venture north to spend a day with … Continue reading

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Hot Wheels

The month of June has been declared “Bike Month” by Mary at Mary J Melange and she has challenged some of us to write about our biking experiences. Unlike Mary, and Dan at No Facilities, I have no motorcycle experience – I consider … Continue reading

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S = Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

I’ve written several times in previous blog posts about climbing Kilimanjaro in 2009, but our adventure in Tanzania did not end there.  Our week on the famous mountain was then followed by a week on the Serengeti. In preparing for … Continue reading

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G = Grenoble, France

In 2005, we headed off to France with some friends to run the Paris Marathon.  What could be better than running a race at the centre of the universe? (have I ever mentioned my unending love affair with Paris?). … but rather than spending … Continue reading

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