Where is the track set trail?

by admin on March 19, 2017

I was craving a local ski run,  ie. almost at my doorstep. This trail along the river is within 1 km of my doorstep. So it is my new regular. I left my humble abode in Moncton and journeyed west, up the highway as they say in Canada’s Maritime provinces. Yes work took me in that direction. Always nice to be by the river or almost any river for that part. Sad though this trail is not track set by the National Capital Commission, the federal government agency that runs more of the park land around Ottawa. Crampons and Nordic walking poles were the order of the day to stay upright. This is what happens with a non-maintained trail that gets a lot of use. It becomes iced over. Still all that said it was scenic, quiet and fun to see spring trying to emerge. Always like winter though, something worth enjoying and hanging on to for a bit. DSC_0242


The Hills of Gatineau

by admin on May 5, 2016

As you know I try to enjoy any location I find myself in. Well I am spending a bit of quality time in our nation’s capital – Ottawa. By far the prettiest part for adventure steps folks is Gatineau Park. An old friend suggested a trail to stretch my legs. They need stretching. A nice view from trail 30 below the Skyline Trail.Wattsford's Lookout


They said it was a flood plain

April 11, 2015

It has been a good day; I think we reached 8 degrees Celsius (okay maybe my expectations are low). There was bright sun for a while. I wandered around Irishtown Nature Park with a friend, enjoying the sun and the shadows through the forest.  There was a bit of wind today but that just made […]

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Sure signs of spring

April 9, 2015

I was out this evening in Irishtown Nature Park in Moncton, NB. I am getting more kilometres in now walking as I am converting from skiing to walking and other activities. The days are longer now so late walks can be done in the twilight. I was reminded of that this evening as I was […]

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Memories of a grade school art project

October 13, 2012

I have had a busy day running errands and getting some shopping in, which is something I generally avoid; particularly on weekends. Aside from a run to the Farmers’ Market I feel there are better ways to spend weekend time. But sometimes you just have to get it done. At the end of the day I […]

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Time for a break

August 3, 2012

This is my last day of work for a bit. Heading west today to visit family and to do some small adventures. Breaks are important they are good for the mind and for the soul. I spend mine in nature typically and with family. It continues to be very hot. I am not sure what […]

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Is the ski season over?

March 17, 2012

Well it was a warm St. Patricks day here in Moncton, New Brunswick. With double digit temperatures I decided to stay away from the ski hill. Extra incentives were number one son had the stomach flu and number two is recovering from a concussion. A hockey related mishap. I headed to Mapleton Park here in […]

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A wander through Mapleton on Christmas Eve

December 24, 2011

After checking my lists twice and ensuring the pantry was full for the coming days events, I took a few minutes to myself and wandered off to Mapleton Park here in Moncton, New Brunswick. A fresh snow had fallen. It has been very warm to date. Winter solititst came and went this week and the […]

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getting there is long – heading to adventure

August 7, 2011

Sitting in the ferry terminal waiting to load the boat . We are headed to the West coast of Newfoundland. Most of the day was spent driving. I hope to get some steps in on the boat. Choosing places and making choices. We skipped all the usual haunts for lunch and sat on the beach […]

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Off trail – Irishtown area

April 23, 2011

After having spent time traveling this past week it was good to be home. I declined the offer to go out for breakfast and savoured time at home in my workshop sipping coffee – good, strong, homemade stuff. By mid-afternoon I had the urge to get out though and move a bit on this good […]

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