Category Archives: Outdoor Stuff

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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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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Water, Water, Everywhere

The big news story right now in Eastern Canada is the weather. We’ve been having a lot of it – mostly of the monsoon-like rain variety – and that’s been translating into flooding. A lot of it. The Toronto area has … 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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Winds Of Change Are Blowing

I’ve never been a fan of the month of March. I’ve whined in the past about Mother Nature being on a month-long grouch-fest at this time of year, but this March I decided to embrace a different attitude. March is a month … Continue reading

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Under Construction

There is something compelling about a construction site and it should be no surprise that I often snap photos of them in passing. I don’t think I’ve ever shared any of them before now, but I thought these discoveries from … Continue reading

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