December 2015

Winter Glamping at Mew Lake! – Yurt Trip

By |2015-12-29T07:30:26+00:00December 29th, 2015|Categories: Adventure, Algonquin, bear, camping, Canada, cold, cooking, Exploring, falls, Fun, glamping, hike, Hiking, hikingtrails, Huntsville, inspiration, Mew Lake, Nature, Ontario, Outdoors, photography, River, sunset, tarps, texting gloves, Trails, walking, walkling, walks, water, winter, winterglamping, yurt|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If someone had told me a year ago that I would go winter camping, or glamping, in this case, I would've said they were crazy.  Up until this year, it has never crossed my mind to even attempt adventuring in the snow, and now I have done it and am actually even camping in a tent for my next two trips!  Being in nature in the snow is truly magical and I now understand why [...]

Peaceful Paddling in November-Lyons Creek 1

By |2015-12-22T07:04:23+00:00December 22nd, 2015|Categories: Adventure, Canada, cold, creek, creeks, day trip, Exploring, fall, inspiration, kayak, Kayaking, Nature, Niagara Falls, Niagarra, Ontario, Outdoors, paddle, paddling, photography, solo trip, sunset, texting gloves, water, winter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On November 29th, In Canada, lol, I set out to paddle Lyons Creek in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  Yes, I was wearing snow pants, a very warm ski jacket and a toque, but I was going paddling and I was stoked!!! On Thursday I had gone to Outdoors Oriented and picked up a pair of Marmot Connect Gloves. Whenever I am at the store, I always get valuable advice from someone there, this visit was no different. [...]

You can text in texting gloves! – Outdoor Research!

By |2015-12-17T07:54:38+00:00December 17th, 2015|Categories: Adventure, cold, creek, creeks, day trip, Exploring, fall, gloves, inspiration, kayak, Kayaking, Nature, Niagara, Ontario, outdoor products, Outdoors, paddle, paddling, photography, solo trip, texting gloves, water, winter, women|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

After publishing my post on the Marmot Connect Gloves and finding the ones I had too large for me and not as effective as I'd like them, I spoke to my favourite outdoors store contact, Jamie at Outdoors Oriented.  He advised that the gloves did indeed look too big for me and he wanted to resolve the issue for me.  Hence, why I love this place so much! I went in on Thursday after work and Jamie [...]

Hiking in paradise …. accidentally

By |2015-12-14T11:23:21+00:00December 14th, 2015|Categories: Adventure, alone, brucetrail, burlington, Canada, Exploring, fallcolours, hike, Hiking, hikingtrails, inspiration, leaves, Lookout, Nature, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It's a really pleasant surprise when you find paradise, especially when you're not looking for it! That's exactly what happened to me that lovely Saturday afternoon. I was looking for Borer Falls and had driven around the area for a while and couldn't find it.  Suddenly I saw a sign and what looked like a trailhead to my left!!! Yay! About time, I said. I parked, got my backpack, walked across the busy street and [...]

Great day on the TCT in Ridgeway!

By |2015-12-10T07:50:14+00:00December 10th, 2015|Categories: Adventure, biking, cycling, day trip, Exploring, fallcolours, hike, Hiking, leaves, Nature, Niagarra, Ontario, Outdoors, photography, Trails, trans canada trail, Uncategorized, walkling, water|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I woke up to a beautiful day, 15 degrees in mid November!  I had had knee surgery just over 3 weeks ago and I was feeling awesome! Last weekend I had ridden the Trans Canada Trail in Fort Erie and today, I was up for a new adventure! I shuffled over to my computer and clicked on the Trans Canada Trail website to find a section of the trail I could ride my bike on, that I hadn't done [...]

Rockway in the fall-Post Knee Surgery Yay!

By |2015-12-07T07:54:39+00:00December 7th, 2015|Categories: Adventure, Canada, conservationarea, creek, Exploring, fallcolours, falls, hike, Hiking, hikingtrails, leaves, Nature, Niagara, Ontario, Outdoors, St. Catharines, Trails, Uncategorized, walkling, walks, water, waterfalls|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Just over four weeks after my knee surgery and I was dying to get out into nature. To be completely accurate, I was dying to go camping, but for now, a hike in the woods would suffice.    The last two weekends I'd Ridden my bike over 10 km's each day and my knee felt really awesome! I was hiking with a friend and a five year old so I figured I should be able to [...]

Can you Text in Texting Gloves?- Marmot Connect Glove

By |2015-12-03T07:30:55+00:00December 3rd, 2015|Categories: #adventure, Canada, creek, creeks, Exploring, gloves, hands, hike, Hiking, kayak, Kayaking, Nature, Niagarra, Ontario, Outdoors, paddle, paddling, solo trip, texting gloves, water|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

On Sunday November 22nd, I went on a very chilly paddle on Richardson Creek in St. Catharines, Ontario.  The paddle was absolutely stunning and as I have this blog, I spent a huge amount of the paddle taking photos! (plus I just love it!)  Four hundred and eighteen photos to be exact!  As I take all my photos with my iPhone, I can not do so without taking off my gloves.  My hands started to get numb [...]