The Outdoor Adventure Show 2018 – Toronto – Day 1 of 2

Every year about this time I get super excited because I know that it’s almost time for the Outdoor Adventure Show! It is one of my favorite events of the entire year.   My first year attending was in 2016 with my mom, and last year was my second year attending.  It was last year… Read More The Outdoor Adventure Show 2018 – Toronto – Day 1 of 2

My 1st Backcountry Canoe Trip – Algonquin 2002 – Canoe Symposium Presentation Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of 2 To see Part 1, Click Here: Part one left us lost on the Track and Tower Trail new Mew Lake Campground!  See what happens next!!! After about an hour of walking, in the humid hot sun, we put the canoe down and all our bags and sat at the side of… Read More My 1st Backcountry Canoe Trip – Algonquin 2002 – Canoe Symposium Presentation Part 2 of 2

Go Home Lake – Time to say goodbye to another paddling season

I woke up on a Sunday to a beautiful day with a great forecast and for the first time in a long time, I had nothing to do! I thought about what to do and settled on a nice relaxing paddle in my kayak. The weekend before this one, I was at  Ontario Sea Kayak… Read More Go Home Lake – Time to say goodbye to another paddling season

Fall Paddling Trip to Nunikani – Snorts, Surprises & Snow

It was a great weekend, it was cold, it was wet, it was windy and I vowed momentarily not to camp again until next summer, but it was a total hoot! I had been in correspondence with Mike Burns who had provided me with a huge amount of advice and information regarding my recent solo… Read More Fall Paddling Trip to Nunikani – Snorts, Surprises & Snow

The Story of My Canoe – Backcountry Custom Canoes

When I first saw a canoe made by Backcountry Custom Canoes on Instagram at the start of the year, I thought they were the most beautiful canoes I’d ever seen. I knew nothing about them, just that they were gorgeous looking boats. (Photos provided by Backcountry Custom Canoes Instagram page.) I would see them on… Read More The Story of My Canoe – Backcountry Custom Canoes

Massasauga – Fabulous Fall Kayak Camp – Buck Wolf Sunrise

It’s been a busy busy summer, a busy year actually and I have had the most amazing trips!  After completing my big three  solo adventures, French River, Algonquin and Killarney, I am ready for a nice relaxing camping trip with lots of exploring and down time and not a huge amount of paddling or portaging.… Read More Massasauga – Fabulous Fall Kayak Camp – Buck Wolf Sunrise

Killarney Solo Canoe Trip – Racing the Wind – Part 2/2

Here is where I left off in Part 1, on a non site on Great Mountain Lake in 39 km wind gusts……. As I sat listening to the wind howling, I looked up and once again noticed the brightly lit up globe in the sky in front of me.  I didn’t make the effort to… Read More Killarney Solo Canoe Trip – Racing the Wind – Part 2/2

Killarney – Solo Canoe Trip – Part 1/2- Paddle Paddle Muck Wind

With another long weekend fast approaching, it was time to devise a new plan. A 5 day solo canoe trip was in order and I wanted it to be as awesome as my Algonquin trip had been.  It would be hard to surpass but I believed I had the groundwork for another epic journey! After… Read More Killarney – Solo Canoe Trip – Part 1/2- Paddle Paddle Muck Wind

Georgian Bay – Solo Kayak Camp – Conquering Fears !

I have always loved the beauty of Georgian Bay.  You see, I have a thing for rocks. I just love them and Georgian Bay is full of them, in all different shapes, sizes and colors.  Then there’s the water… it is this deep deep blue color… so pretty!   I spent some time on Georgian Bay… Read More Georgian Bay – Solo Kayak Camp – Conquering Fears !