Tag Archives: Bruce Trail

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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Rubbing Elbows with the Art World

Late in November, I accepted an assignment to write an article for the Bruce Trail Magazine and website. I’ve written frequently in my blog about my love for this 900 km wilderness trail and now I was being asked to … Continue reading

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Winding Up The Year

The week leading up to New Year’s Day tends to be a time of reflection as we prepare to ‘discard the old’ and ’embrace the new’. I thought I would loosely follow that theme in my final Thursday Door post … Continue reading

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Enter This Way

This post has been inspired by Joey at Joeyfully Stated.  You see, she did a door post today on arches and because of it, I’ve had arches on my mind. While technically these aren’t doors, they are entrance ways and I do … Continue reading

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Things I Like: Bridges Big and Small

I started this post some time ago and between the chaos of preparing for Christmas and the down time that followed, this post languished … until now. I consider myself a water-baby. I love water … I like to be on it, in it, … Continue reading

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“Dashing” Through The Snow

Now that Helen and I are entrenched into our weekly hiking schedule on the Bruce Trail, I might be at risk of overloading my blog with posts about our hikes as we explore the many side trails. I just can’t resist the temptation when … Continue reading

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Rocks, Roots, and Leaves

I’m sitting here listening to the rain from the remnants of Hurricane Patricia pound the skylight.  It is forecast that by early this afternoon, the winds are going to pick up dramatically, and I’m guessing this will finally be the death … Continue reading

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Things I Like – Kelso Conservation Area

I’m sure most of us have a spot of nature’s beauty within a short driving distance of our homes.  One of those spots near me is the Kelso Conservation Area which features a massive wall of the Niagara Escarpment easily seen from … Continue reading

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A Brief Brush With “Fame”

Many years ago when I first started running, I became friends with Helen … my hiking partner and a woman I’ve talked about many times in my blog.  Her high energy and enthusiasm for life have always been hugely inspiring … Continue reading

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Life On The Edge – Photo101

As we are heading into the home stretch after a month of Photo101, today’s theme is edges and editing our photos to ensure the edges are straight and … well, edgy. I went back into my photo archive of the Bruce Trail in 2013 and the … Continue reading

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