August 2017

The French – 4 day solo kayak trip – Bye Bye Go Pro Hello Fish! 2 of 2

By |2017-08-14T10:45:09+00:00August 14th, 2017|Categories: #adventure, #badweather, #blacksky, #camping, Adventure, alone, backcountry, backcountry camping, Bear vault, camp, camping, campsite, Canada, compass, creek, creeks, enthusiasm, Exploring, fish, fishing, food, French River, georgian bay, inspiration, kayak, kayak camping, Kayaking, mapping, Nature, navigating, navigation, Ontario, ontario parks, paddle, paddling, portage, portaging, Provincial Park, scenery, scenic, solo trip, storm, sunset, swimming, tangii, waterfalls, waterways, women|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In my last post, part 1 of 2, Worst Site, Best Site, I had just said goodnight on a beautiful campsite on Georgian Bay.  The weather had been gloomy the last 2 days and I was hoping to rise early to some sunshine.  Let's see if my wish came true? It was Sunday morning, day 3 of my 4 day, 3 night solo kayak trip on the French River and I woke to a very [...]

December 2015

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 [...]

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! [...]

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!!!! [...]

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 [...]

October 2015

Honorary Woods Explorers Unite for a weekend of adventures!

By |2015-10-26T07:51:48+00:00October 26th, 2015|Categories: #adventure, #blogger, #getoutside, #go-girl, #outdoors, #paddling, Adventure, Canada, cooking, Exploring, food, geocaching, Kayaking, Nature, Ontario, Outdoors, paddling, sunrise, sunset|Tags: , , , , |

Once upon a time I applied to be the woods explorer. It seems like a lifetime ago, but it was really only about 6 months ago. My application video was different than pretty much every one that I'd seen and I was hopeful this would make me stand out and have a better chance of being picked. Instead of listing all the reasons why they should pick me, I tried to show them, that I [...]

Beetle Lake Trail – w my 70 yr old mom, WAIT!! where’s the bridge???

By |2015-10-19T07:30:00+00:00October 19th, 2015|Categories: #adventure, #getoutside, #hikes, #hiking, #outdoors, Adventure, Canada, Exploring, Ontario|Tags: , , , , , , |

Every year my mom and I head to Parkway Cottages & Resort for a few days at the cottage. It is located just outside the border of Algonquin Park and we spend lots of time there hiking and exploring the area!  I am not a time waster and when I am heading  out on an adventure, choose to use all the time I have available, like leaving at 4 or 5am to get up north [...]

Therm-a-rest Treo Chair VS Joey Chair!!!!

By |2015-10-15T05:00:00+00:00October 15th, 2015|Categories: #adventure, #camping, #getoutside, #hikes, #hiking, #outdoors, #thermarest, Adventure, backcountry, beach, biking, campchairs, camping, Canada, Chairs, day trip, Exploring, Kayaking, Nature, outdoor products, Outdoors|Tags: , , , , , |

I have spent most of this summer in the outdoors. I have camped, kayaked, hiked, cottaged, biked, backcountried, and done everything and anything to enjoy the outdoors that I possibly could.  Every minute I have had free, I have been on an adventure and it is has been simply amazing! I have had the good fortune to be given and loaned some different items from my friend Jamie at Outdoors Oriented which is my go to outdoors [...]

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