Monthly Archives: October 2014

Maple Mountain

I got up at 6 this morning to the sound of a fairly torrential downpour. Oh well, I thought, I said we would hike rain or shine. Rain it is! And didn’t we get lucky. Two minutes after setting out … Continue reading

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Long Weekend!

This is another favourite photo from this summer’s hike up 5040. But that is not about to happen this weekend. The forecast is for rain – in other words, time to gear up! At this point my plan is to … Continue reading

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What you wish for

This photo popped up on my screen today – from our hike up 5040 earlier this summer. Gosh, I love this photo. Sure hope we get to do this hike again next summer. And, speaking of hiking, I’ve been doing … Continue reading

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War and Peace

So – Canada is going to war. I’m stunned – stunned by the naiveté of our leaders all around the world, really. let me pose the question: when in our poor human history has war actually solved a problem? Yes, … Continue reading

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Great Day!

What makes a great day? For me it’s often the little things. And let’s just get one thing straight, right out of the gate: any day hiking, even in cold, rainy weather, makes for a great day. But some days, … Continue reading

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The day after

Well – I’m not sure whether to call it culture shock or life shock. Yesterday I was hiking in the wilderness (albeit in pain part of the time – but still….) Today, I did three loads of laundry, washed the … Continue reading

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Mount Albert Edward

  I hardly know what to say. My first overnight camping/tenting trip – and what a trip it was! Here it si Monday morning and I am feeling aches, pains and bruises in multiple areas all over my body. Overriding … Continue reading

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Excited!

See that peak? That’s the one I am going to conquer this weekend. Yes, I’m excited. And nervous but in a good way. I’ve just spent a good portion of the afternoon preparing for my first ever camping trip (at … Continue reading

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Politics, religion and otters

  First the otters: this morning’s walk took me to the Nanaimo River where I was lucky enough to see this otter family either playing or hunting on the banks. Lucky me! Also lucky me to run into a colleague … Continue reading

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Ideas

Sometimes it takes a bit of down time to get the ideas flowing. No – forget that – not sometimes – I’d say pretty much most of the time. So that’s what I had today: a day with no work … Continue reading

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