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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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“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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It’s All A Matter Of Perspective

Sometimes achieving a goal doesn’t deliver the warm and fuzzy feeling of a job well done. That was the case with our recent completion of the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail in south-central Ontario. Earlier this year, I included the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail on my … Continue reading

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K = Kilimanjaro

Last year I wrote a post about climbing Kilimanjaro in celebration of the 5th anniversary of our adventure.  In it I talked specifically about Barranco Wall … a  difficult challenge on day 3 of our adventure – both physically and psychologically – when the high altitude started to … 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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Seeing Red – Photo101 Colour

I missed Friday’s theme, but I’m back for today’s challenge to show a pop of colour. It’s a dull, snowy day in Toronto and it seems that everything has been reduced to grays and whites.  It reminded me of our winter … Continue reading

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