Wye River – Attack of the Killer Swans!

It has been a very long time since I paddled and I had been anxious to get out, but the ice wasn’t cooperating or getting off the lakes.  It seemed like forever and finally, the first Wednesday in May,  the ice went out in Muskoka.  I was so happy and my mind began doing that… Read More Wye River – Attack of the Killer Swans!

Humphrey Nature Trails – A Beautiful Place to Hike

The other day, while visiting with my friend Sam for dinner, she told me about some trails nearby.  The trails are called the Humphrey Nature Trails and they were literally around the corner from where we had dinner at Whatta Pizza.  I was very glad she showed me where the actual trail head was, because… Read More Humphrey Nature Trails – A Beautiful Place to Hike

Making Maple Syrup for Dummies – From Sap to Syrup – Part 2

This post is Part 2 of Making Maple Syrup, to see Part 1, click here.   After 13 days of collecting sap, I was ready to try and turn it into maple syrup.  Please see Part 1 for the collecting maple sap blog post. I had a few buckets that were still frozen solid or had… Read More Making Maple Syrup for Dummies – From Sap to Syrup – Part 2

Making Maple Syrup For Dummies, Like Me – Part 1

I have always been curious about how maple syrup is made.  Every year around this time, my boss says, you should make maple syrup and blog about it, but I have always been too busy out on trips and hikes and exploring to give it a go. I guess I should therefore thank my concussion… Read More Making Maple Syrup For Dummies, Like Me – Part 1

KIHD Stick Stove – Test Run – Making Lunch

In February, while attending the Outdoor Adventure Show, I met up with Ingo from KIHD Products. They make an amazing stick stove that I have heard nothing but good things about.  I spent some time talking to Ingo at the show and happily picked up one of their stoves to test out.  The stove I… Read More KIHD Stick Stove – Test Run – Making Lunch

Hunters Bay Trail – Hiking with Eileen – 032418

In June, 2017, I was invited to participate in the Women on Water event.  It was a wonderful event and during my time there, I met a lovely lady named Eileen. Eileen was there by herself and I went over to introduce myself and talk to her a bit about her pink hair. She had… Read More Hunters Bay Trail – Hiking with Eileen – 032418

Algonquin Logging Museum – A Cool Place to Visit In Winter

Have you ever been to he Algonquin Logging Museum Trail? Up until last February, I had never been there and was quite surprised there was a trail in the Park, that I didn’t know about. Of course, had to rectify that quickly. The trail starts off around the side of the actual logging museum, which… Read More Algonquin Logging Museum – A Cool Place to Visit In Winter

The Outdoor Adventure Show 2018 – Toronto – Day 2 of 2

It was Sunday, February 25, Day Two of the Outdoor Adventure Show for me!  I woke up feeling very tired and already having a slight headache, I wasn’t quite sure if I should just head home, or head back to the show? After getting up and getting ready, putting some peppermint oil on underneath my Lure… Read More The Outdoor Adventure Show 2018 – Toronto – Day 2 of 2