November 2015

Paddling in November- Beautiful Richardson Creek

By |2015-11-30T07:45:21+00:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: #adventure, Adventure, creek, creeks, day trip, Exploring, fallcolours, great blue heron, heron, kayak, Kayaking, Nature, Ontario, Outdoors, paddle, paddling, photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I purchased my kayak in the spring of 2012 from Outdoors Oriented at their Pack and Paddle day they have annually.  It's such a great idea!  They set up a bunch of booths and have some of the line reps come out and they have a bunch of their boats at Jordan Harbour for people to test them out.  It's definitely hard to try a boat in a store and this is a great solution for that! [...]

Bruce Trail in Grimsby- A GORGEOUS WORKOUT!

By |2015-11-26T07:00:10+00:00November 26th, 2015|Categories: Adventure, brucetrail, Canada, conservatationarea, creek, Exploring, fallcolours, falls, grimsby, hike, Hiking, hikingtrails, leaves, Nature, Ontario, Outdoors, stairs, Trails, walkling, waterfalls|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It was a gorgeous day out and even though I'd hiked 10 hours the day before,  I couldn't resist getting outside to do a few more trails today! I headed to Gibson Street in Grimsby to park my car and start my amazing adventure! This was my last weekend before my knee surgery to hike and I was taking total advantage and spending as much time doing what I loved while I was able to! [...]

Louth Conservation Area – Virtual hike w MUM!!!

By |2015-11-23T07:30:29+00:00November 23rd, 2015|Categories: #adventure, #outdoors, Canada, Exploring, Nature, Ontario, Outdoors, Trails, walking, waterfalls|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Here it was, already Thanksgiving weekend. The summer had gone by and I had camped my way through all of it.  Since May I had been on 13 trips, 9 of them provincial parks, 7 parks I'd never been to. On top of that I had hiked 9 sections of the Trans Canada Trail along with countless other hiking trails and kayaked a large amount of creeks, streams, rivers and lakes!  I was one happy camper, literally!!!! [...]

Paddling Lake Manitouwabing – Fall Colours Photo Blog

By |2015-11-19T07:54:05+00:00November 19th, 2015|Categories: #getoutside, #outdoors, #paddling, Adventure, alone, Canada, Exploring, fallcolours, kayak, Kayaking, leaves, Nature, Ontario, photography, sunrise, sunset, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Thanksgiving weekend I was in Mckellar, Ontario at Glenwood Resort with my adopted Up North family, the Burnetts.  I brought my kayak up and paddled all 3 mornings I was there, along with a few evenings, and took quite a few fall photos.  I thought it would be fun to share them here with you in a photo blog. Hope you like it! Last year when I was here, I took a picture of [...]

Virtual Hike at Woodend – Laura Secord, TCT, Wetland Ridge AND Bruce Trail? WOW!

By |2015-11-16T06:00:00+00:00November 16th, 2015|Categories: #hikes, Adventure, conservationarea, Exploring, falls, hike, Hiking, leaves, Nature, Outdoors, Trails, walking, walks|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One day after work I decided to go for a hike at Woodend Conservation Area.  Woodend is one of my favourite 'quick & easy' places to hike. It is right beside a major highway and just on the outskirts of St. Catharines in Niagara On The Lake, Ontario, but it still feels like I am in the forest when I am there (minus the sounds of the traffic). The weather wasn't the best, but so far [...]

TCT & MY Knee – #rehabtrail

By |2015-11-12T07:13:18+00:00November 12th, 2015|Categories: #hikes, #hiking, #trails, Adventure, alone, biking, Canada, cycling, day trip, Exploring, fallcolours, Fort Erie, Nature, Niagarra, Ontario, River, trans canada trail, walking|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When you love adventuring and being in nature, it feels like your world is ending when it is taken away from you, even for a short time. As some of you may have read, it's been a huge summer of adventuring for me! Spring and Fall too!  I have loved every minute of it and it happened due to many reasons.  One of them was that due to a torn meniscus & ligaments in my [...]

Mount Nemo – Not Nemo from Finding Nemo-but just as awesome!

By |2015-11-09T07:00:00+00:00November 9th, 2015|Categories: #adventure, #hikes, #hiking, #hikingtrail, #outdoors, #trails, alone, brucetrail, Canada, conservatationarea, Exploring, fallcolours, Nature, Ontario, Outdoors, solo trip, walkling|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

At 7am on Saturday, still dark outside, I got up and got ready to enjoy a long awesome day of hiking!!!  It was to be a beautiful day out and who knows how many of those we have left before that crappy fall weather hits us. You know the stuff, rain, wind, cold, damp, dark, dreary ....  weather.  I was dreading it, although giving me time to write posts would be a  big benefit of [...]

Balsam Trail – Gorgeous Fall Colours in Parry Sound!

By |2015-11-05T07:37:41+00:00November 5th, 2015|Categories: #adventure, #hikes, #hiking, Adventure, Exploring, fallcolours, Hiking, Nature, Ontario, Outdoors, walkling|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I have never officially hiked in Parry Sound until this Thanksgiving.  My good friend Katies family visits a cottage in McKellar, Ontario, every thanksgiving and last year invited me along.  Since I behaved myself so well, they invited me back again this year and I was super excited to be there! This year I had been adventuring all summer and was pretty much away every weekend, or already had plans to do something while at [...]

Mountainview Cons Area – Awesome Bruce Trail Hike!!

By |2015-11-02T07:43:33+00:00November 2nd, 2015|Categories: #adventure, #hiking, #hikingtrail, #trails, brucetrail, Canada, Climbing, Hiking, hikingtrails, Ontario, Trails, walking|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When I was a wee thing in my single digits, my family used to rent a cottage on Green Lake, Up North, Ontario.  LOL. My parents would spend alot of time fishing while we were there and my mom didn't like the boat so much. My dad and brother would fish in the boat and drop my mom and I off on the shore nearby.  My mom would fish and I would play in the [...]