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November 24, 2019

“The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.”    — Ernest Hemingway

I visited Princess Point yesterday afternoon. With the revelations of the past week, I just felt the need to have a look and to reflect. The fact that the parking lot is closed and under...

November 17, 2019

“A walk in nature walks the soul back home.” - Mary Davis

After a busy work week, the call of the outdoors is generally expected and unrelenting, a persistent pull that urges me to venture out and reconnect. Giving in to that call, it wasn't surprising that I found myse...

September 1, 2019

“The earth has music for those who listen.” - George Santayana

The magic of early evening paddling lives in the melody and in the unrushed pace with which the day draws to a close.

Pushing away from the shore for an after-dinner paddle last night, Cootes Paradise was jus...

February 18, 2019

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir
 

There are certain winter days that appear to be just about perfect, and today would be one of those days. Bright blue skies, brilliant sunshine and a fresh blanket of pristine snow making sun...

August 24, 2018

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” - John Muir

For decades, the Crooks Hollow dam and reservoir was a magical place, like a secret paradise known only by a small group of local residents. When the dam came into disrepair, there was signific...

August 18, 2018

“Exploring is an innate part of being human. We're all explorers when we're born. Unfortunately, it seems to get drummed out of many of us as we get older, but it's there, I think, in all of us. And for me that moment of discovery is just so thrilling, on any level, th...

July 21, 2018

I've heard it described as a northern lake in southern Ontario and paddling the beautiful lake at Rockwood Conservation area, it is easy to imagine that you've traveled somewhere far as the topography is unlike anything else in the area.

This small lake created by dammi...

June 9, 2018

After a long winter, it is finally June and I have the bug, the kayaking bug. I have it bad too, just itching to be on the water, feeling the pull of the paddle, the muscles in my back and arms coming alive and welcoming the work. Greeting the birds and wildlife after...

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