Fall at the farm silos

Wordless Wednesdays: Fall at the Farm

spring equinox

Wordless Wednesdays: Spring Equinox in the Ottawa Valley

Fall Mornings

Spend More Time Outside

Bumblebees hum while cows low in a distant field and I pick berries.

Shaw Woods

The crunch of twigs and fallen leaves under foot. The occasional click and whir of a digital camera documenting this...

Plan Your First Winter Overnight

I shivered in my old sleeping bag, listening to the wind howl around my tent. It felt as if I...

winter layering snowshoeing snowshoe snowshoes

Winter Travel: Snowshoes

This is the third in a series on winter camping. If you missed the first two posts, start here and then here....

Petawawa Terrace

Petawawa Terrace

Our tires crunched over the gravel parking lot, indicating our arrival at our destination about 20 minutes after we left...

search and rescue

Search and Rescue

We spent most of a Thursday reviewing map and compass skills as well as discussing in big broad strokes the...

maps compasses and gps

Maps, Compasses, and GPS

I used to hang the map inserts from our National Geographic subscription for decoration on my walls.  I’ve received 2...

River Touring: Sea Kayaking

Day One: Thursday started off chilly, close to the freezing mark but with warmer temperatures on the way.  We sat...

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