Book Excerpt: The Thrill of Whitewater Canoeing

The portage appeared as we paddled around the pink granite bend, the trailhead shimmering like a mirage in the haze of an August morning. The French River had reached a pinch point, narrowing into Big Pine Rapids. Its volume which had lazily carried us over the last kilometer now poured over rock ledges, rushed around boulders carved smooth from thousands of years of erosion, formed frothy wave trains like the log flume ride at amusement parks. It hurried to the next bay downstream where it sighed relief, slowed its pace, and meandered through the granite and white pines of the Canadian Shield. + Read More

Toronto Urban Adventures’ Beer Makes History Better Tour

It’s the Thanksgiving long weekend here in Canada and what better way to celebrate the holiday than with a beer and history tour in Toronto?

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Spend More Time Outside

Bumblebees hum while

cows low in a distant field

and I pick berries.

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