Monthly Archives: April 2017

Spring Walk

Today’s walk – I could not in all good conscience say it was for the sake of the dogs. Simon had already taken them on the Awesome Trail – but that was before lunch. After lunch I absolutely had to … Continue reading

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Politically Speaking

I sometimes think that if I had the right words, I could convince everyone to get out and vote. If I had the perfect phrase, I could show people how important it is to inform themselves about party issues and … Continue reading

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Sentinel Mountain again

Today’s trip up to the Kootenay Lookout on Sentinel Mountain was entirely different from the one we did last Thursday. First: the sun was shining. Hurrah! More importantly, we were sixteen instead of two and Rick was wielding hiking poles … Continue reading

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Writer’s Life

I’m willing to believe it’s really spring. I’m seeing green blades of grass and flower buds – even up here at our house. So today, I took the dogs on the little “back four” trail that Simon is laboriously turning into … Continue reading

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Sentinel Mountain

Super day. We are signed up to hike Sentinel Mountain on Saturday with the KMC but the trip leader needed to scout the route before then – mainly because it’s a combination of a booted trail, bushwhacking and game trails. When … Continue reading

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Re-organizing my Life – Part 1

Spring cleaning. No – I don’t like it and don’t often engage in it – at least not on a physical level. I do, however, periodically like to clean the inside of my head. There are some who would say … Continue reading

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Back on the Chain(saw) Gang

Yes, I did take a walk today with the dogs at Bannock Point – I had to after over an hour with the chainsaw, – an hour on a slope that challenged me to stand upright and not fall over … Continue reading

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Time to get Political

http://www.bcgreens.ca/platform   It’s about time I said something about the coming BC election. Actually – the Green platform says almost everything I want to say. Here’s what I’m going to add: I am intensely proud that Simon is putting so … Continue reading

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Urban Hiking

A hike to Pulpit Rock and the flagpole (and perhaps even the CBC Tower) rate, in my estimation, as an urban hike. You are never away from a view of the city. Even Mount Benson above Nanaimo is wilder than this place. … Continue reading

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Power Tools

Today I wielded a chainsaw. Okay – maybe not quite as mighty as the one in the photo – a mini chainsaw if you will – but still, it was a power tool and I felled a stand of alder … Continue reading

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