Point Grondine Park in four days: Mahzenaging, Lyle Lake and Collins Inlet

This year for our annual mother-daughter backcountry camping trip, we wanted to venture farther north. We tried Killarney, but had difficulty booking the backcountry route we wanted for our timeframe. I’ve had an eye on Pointe Grondine Park and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to try it out.   Pointe Grondine Park is run…

Algonquin in Four Days: Tim, Rosebary, Longbow Lakes and Tim River

As is tradition, in mid-August, we took off to Algonquin for a mother-daughter backcountry camping trip. Our itinerary was two nights on Rosebary Lake with a day trip to Longbow Lake, and one night on Tim Lake. Day 1 – Friday We left the GTA early and arrived at the permit office by 9:15am. The…

Beach adventure on horseback: Lake Ontario

It has been a slow year for horseback riding. Unfortunately, last fall Miss Scout pulled the check ligament and the superior digital flexor tendon in both front legs. At the time and because she was, I thought it was the end of her riding career. She recovered better than expected with the help of great…

Skydiving: how to hang out in the sky

  The skydiving season trickled to a start this year.  Unlike other skydivers, I jump with some regularity through the winter, so for me it was a slow start to the season with sporadic jumping in March and April. Dropzones start Safety Days in May, which often marks the beginning of another season. Safety days…

Skydiving: another season comes and goes.

Fall has come and gone. The last few vibrant leaves cling to the trees as a crisp wind blows past.  For many this marks the end of our skydiving season. Some of us crazy people will visit the one dropzone that stays open all winter in the off season, but this is generally the end.…