Category Archives: Life

Serial blogging

Okay I admit it…I do blog elsewhere and it means my favourite type of blogging here – where I have no restrictions – does sometimes take a back seat. But there I’ve come clean and I’m surprised too- yes I … Continue reading

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Moments that spur you on

When we decided to hike the nearly 900 klms of the Bruce Trail we weren’t sure we’d stick with it but we were determined to try. There are moments on this hike that keep you going and sometimes those moments … Continue reading

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Farley Mowat – Protector of the North

  A great author and passionate environmentalist has passed on and many creatures -including us!- have lost a champion. After the horror he witnessed as a soldier in WWII Farley Mowat despaired of the cruelty of mankind and spent his … Continue reading

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To Read is to Fly

A spectacular ode to reading – just had to reblog this…hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

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Every kilometre counts!

On a recent hike along the old Welland Canal section of the Bruce Trail (longest footpath in Canada at just under 900 klms) I decided to try a much hyped tracking app on my smart phone to test out the … Continue reading

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Enough already!

As my granddaughter said this morning when she looked out the window “enough already with this snow”. I know I swore not to go on about this but let these Canadian April photos and that anguished cry speak for themselves!  

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Step one – on our way to Tobermory!

What is it about some challenges that seem attractive while others don’t call to you one little bit? Not sure I know the answer but one snowy eve over a bottle of red wine my friend Cheryl and I had … Continue reading

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Don’t mention the weather!

It’s one of those days where nothing profound comes to mind but you look around and see quiet beauty. I refuse to mention the weather anymore since we may have skipped Spring and we just have to get used to … Continue reading

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Horse sense

There are many creative ways to raise money for your community and I recently had the privilege of participating in an authentically Costa Rican event to raise money for local causes. A ‘Cabalgada’ is a weekend gathering where local families … Continue reading

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Motorcycle ‘dog’ Diaries

I don’t want to anthropomorphize a dog but I did wonder what went through Bentley, the labradoodle’s mind as he sat on the back of the motorcycle. He’s ridden from Oregon, through the U.S, Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua on his … Continue reading

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