Category Archives: Travel

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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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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In A Yorkville State of Mind

In my last post, I traveled downtown to the Ice Fest in Yorkville, but I had an ulterior motive in venturing into this area. On my list of Toronto heritage buildings, there were several in the Yorkville area that I wanted to … Continue reading

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Doors As Art

I was going to park this post in respect for the message written today by Norm Frampton on Thursday Doors … until I got to the end.  So, as requested, this post is intended to highlight a little more of … Continue reading

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Wild Water

I may be back in the frigid north, but my heart is still in the warm sunshine of Florida. It’s not going to be much of a surprise when I tell you that the two highlights of my short visit to … Continue reading

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Running Away To The Circus

It was only 4 days … but it was all I needed to put a spring back in my step. With Gilles going out of town for work, I was reluctant to stay at home doing nothing.  So a last … 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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Time Is On Our Side

There are those people who seem to have no concept of time, and others, like me, who are overly aware of it.  Whether we are sensitive to time or not, it is deeply ingrained into our language and reminders of … Continue reading

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October: A Month of Change

In the Northern Hemisphere, October is one of those months of dramatic change. Summer is quickly fading to memory and the weather has become unpredictable – sunny and gloriously warm one day, followed by days of chilling rain.  In fact we may … Continue reading

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Hitting The Streets Of Cabbagetown

There is a neighbourhood in Old Toronto called Cabbagetown.  Once one of the poorest areas of the city, it is now a highly popular and desired location. It is reported to have the largest number of preserved Victorian homes anywhere in … Continue reading

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