November 2018

Kawartha Lakes – Blown Away – with Leanne & Kim

By |2018-11-06T16:35:43+00:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Adventure, backcountry, backcountry camping, backcountry custom canoes, camping, Canada, canoe, canoe camping, enthusiasm, Exploring, girls, kawartha, kawartha highlands, Nature, Ontario, Outdoors, paddling|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In 2015, during a winter car camping trip, I met Kim Lavelle. We hit it off and became friends and vowed we would camp one day together.  We saw each other several times car camping at Mew Lake and at the Outdoor Adventure Show, but plans never worked out to go on a trip together. Leanne Hennessy, also known as the creator of Live Love Get Outside, is an amazing lady. Last year she hiked [...]

August 2015

Paddling Black Creek – during a lightening storm & a tornado warning? oh my!

By |2015-08-04T11:37:30+00:00August 4th, 2015|Categories: #perception, black creek, creeks, Fort Erie, kayak, Kayaking, Niagara, paddle, paddling, stevensville, storm|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On Saturday August 1st, I put my kayak up on my truck and headed to Outdoors Oriented http://outdoorsoriented.com to meet my friends Andrea and Kim.  We had made plans to go for a paddle today at the Welland Recreational Canal  http://www.canalcorp.ca/site/home, but after checking the weather forecast, I needed to make a tough decision. Do I risk paddling with new paddlers in 33km gusts in what people have called 'a wind tunnel' in an area I've never [...]