Winter Adventures | Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve

Well, my 3-week break from school is over and I go back tomorrow for the second semester of my photography program. I squeezed in another adventure before I get too busy to do more than just micro-adventures between school, homework, projects and work. It didn’t take long for me to return to the Limberlost Forest and…

New Year’s Day Snowshoe and Cookout!

A couple of weeks ago I shared a chickpea curry recipe and noted that it inspired an idea to have a cookout. So with that in mind, a plan for our annual New Year’s Day adventure and cookout was on the rise! I have been interested in checking out the Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve (LFWR)…

Snowshoeing at the Bracebridge Resource Management Centre

It has been snowing for the past few days and I knew the coniferous boughs would be weighed down by the fluffy white stuff. A perfect opportunity for Banjo and I to hit the trails! And, to fill up on some much needed Vitamin N.

Hunting for Smoky Gold (and a Hike in Algonquin Park)

It was the opening day of the big gun hunt and I was shooting my 55mm… You see, the only gun I shoot is my DSLR. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been going crazy over the tamaracks! They’re so golden and vibrant right now. Today I went on a hunt to shoot as…

Celebrating Autumn at the Leslie M. Frost Centre

Changing seasons isn’t a date on the calendar for me, it’s a happening. Over the past 2 weeks, I have noticed so much change in the leaves here in Muskoka as well as the weather and temperature. On Saturday, B, Banjo and I decided to celebrate autumn with a 9km hike at the Leslie M. Frost…

Walk-in Camping at Fjord-du-Saguenay, Quebec

I have never been to Québec, even though she has been my neighbour for the past 30+ years! An award for my husband took us to Québec City and from there we decided to explore the parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay by recommendation from our good friend Jen (thanks, Jen!).

Hardy Lake Provincial Park

When you wake up in the morning and the sun is beaming through your windows, you hear birds chirping and look out to a cloudless sky; you just have to plan to spend the day outside. What a welcome few days of bluebird skies and warm temperatures! As soon as we had breakfast we packed…

Huckleberry Rock Trail

Another find here in Muskoka! The Huckleberry Rock Trail found near Milford Bay. I know I will be going back to this trail many times. Rocks on this trail are some of the oldest in the world (well over a billion years old)! The trail info from Muskoka Trails Council, states that the effects of glaciation, timber harvesting, erosion…

Big Pines Trail – Algonquin

Now that I live just over an hour from the west gate of Algonquin Provincial Park, it was only a matter of time until my first visit. My husband, Banjo and I got up really early on Easter Sunday and were on the road before 6AM.

Take a Hike | Bruce Trail

I’d been cooped up in the apartment for weeks! It felt like I hadn’t been outside since Christmas holiday. It was driving me crazy! The only time I go outside is early in the morning to take Banjo for a walk before work and when I get home to take her for another walk. Since…

Tombstone Territorial Park, Yukon

While living in the Yukon, I discovered a place called Tombstone Territorial Park. The park is located on the Dempster Highway and about a 1.5-hour drive from Dawson City, 7 hours from Whitehorse and 11.5 hours from Watson Lake where I was living. Dempster Highway

February Cookout

To celebrate Valentine’s Day and Banjo’s 1st birthday, the three of us went for a nice winter walk and had a cookout in the Grand River Conservation area along the Grand River Trail. We managed to find a window of moderate temperatures to go between the deep freeze that much of Ontario is currently experiencing….