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

Camper Christina Presents on Solo Camping at the Outdoor Adventure Show! – Feb 24, 2018

Good Morning and welcome to Christina’s presentation on solo camping from Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at the Outdoor Adventure Show! Today I am posting my speech as a blog post for those of you who have asked and are interested.  I will be uploading the entire video to be seen on my youtube channel shortly.… Read More Camper Christina Presents on Solo Camping at the Outdoor Adventure Show! – Feb 24, 2018

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

Women on Water Paddling Festival – It’s called WOW for a reason!

Before taking my Level 1 Sea Kayak Instructor Course with Ontario Sea Kayak Centre, my coach Dympna had asked me to attend the Women on Water Paddling Festival.  I had no idea what this festival was all about and had not heard of it until she’d mentioned it. I did a bit of research and… Read More Women on Water Paddling Festival – It’s called WOW for a reason!

My Instructor Sea Kayaking Course at OSKC – Am I An Instructor Now?

I actually had decided going into my Level 1 Sea Kayak Instructor Course, that I wasn’t going to blog about it.  I had things to learn and too much to do and needed to be serious and focused on learning as much as possible. No time for pictures, (HAHAHA, yeah, well, I always get a… Read More My Instructor Sea Kayaking Course at OSKC – Am I An Instructor Now?

The Outdoor Adventure Show! -So Many Awesome People in One Place!

I had an amazing time this past weekend at the Outdoor Adventure Show in Toronto .  I applied to get a bloggers pass and blog about the event and I was picked! I spent two days at the show this year and it was awesome!!!  Last year I was only at the event for one… Read More The Outdoor Adventure Show! -So Many Awesome People in One Place!

Paddling in Algonquin in November- Pure Heaven !

I had intended to camp this weekend, but on Saturday morning, kayak on my car, camping gear packed and fully ready to go, I woke up feeling horrible.  I had a sinus infection by the familiar feeling of it and felt nauseous and headachy.  Going on a solo camping trip feeling like this, for me,… Read More Paddling in Algonquin in November- Pure Heaven !

Portaging a kayak to Scorch Lake – Algonquin PART 2 & Re-Hydrating eggs

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CONTINUATION POST FROM Portaging a kayak-3×2 at Scorch Lake – Algonquin Park PART 1, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THAT POST! It had been a very long day yesterday,  starting at 5am for me and earlier for Joyce. We had spent yesterday taking 9.5 hours to portage and paddle to get… Read More Portaging a kayak to Scorch Lake – Algonquin PART 2 & Re-Hydrating eggs

Portaging a kayak-3×2 to Scorch Lake – Algonquin Park PART 1

When my friend and fellow blogger  Joyce asked me if I wanted to do a trip to Scorch Lake with her, I said yeah! When she told me there were 3 portages totaling over 3 km’s, I said ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!  I mean, I paddle a kayak, not a canoe, and I have portaged my small… Read More Portaging a kayak-3×2 to Scorch Lake – Algonquin Park PART 1

Navigating to Snake Island – Paddling Beyond Handrailing!

Before taking the Level 2 Sea Kayaking course with Ontario Sea Kayak Centre , I would’ve never attempted to camp out in the middle of Georgian Bay, on crown land, without being with someone who was experienced in doing so.  During my entire history of backcountry camping, I have used a method called handrailing and never… Read More Navigating to Snake Island – Paddling Beyond Handrailing!