Last fall I discovered McCrae Lake while searching for an adventure activity near the cottage. The cottage is great, but I can only relax so long before looking for something to do. Fall at McCrae Lake was beautiful and led to my first HIGH cliff jumping experience – like 82 feet high! Spring at McCrae Lake did not disappoint. McCrae Lake has a reputation for more rowdy campers because of its accessibility…. Read More
During our trip to Ecuador we spent one day white water rafting the Amazon River basin outside Tena, Ecuador. Our tour was pre-arranged by the local guides and the rafting company, Rios Ecuador, they picked was fantastic. We enjoyed a day rafting the Jatunyacu River on class 3 rapids. Our group was large, so they split us into an experienced and beginner group. Both our groups rafted the same river, but… Read More
“That is my favourite sound,” I said. “What is?” “Just listen,” I explained and as we stopped talking the sound of frogs calling through the forest became clear. For me their chirping is a reminder of summer camping trips deep in the bush, paddling down winding rivers under the hot sun or hikes on a crisp spring morning as the sun warms the forest. It is the dawning of a new season…. Read More
Well, not really. Grow up. Graduate from university. Work hard. Get that job or the promotion you have been hoping for. Make car payments. Buy a house. Be responsible. But remember to embrace the feeling of never growing up. Just because you are responsible, don’t forget to stop and appreciate the small things. Is something intriguing you? Want to try something new? Actually do it! Embrace the fun. Did you just drive… Read More
I have decided with the abundance of waterfalls in a short distance of me, I should get out and visit them. I often forget about the places to explore in my own backyard. We visited Balls Falls at the end of August to find it completely dried up. The drought in Ontario has not only been hard on farmers, but many of the waterfalls in the area are suffering too. The falls… Read More
As I mentioned in a previous post, I came up with this great idea to take our horses to the dropzone (skydiving), ride down to the beach and try and entice them into the water. Overall, it was a great experience and made for a fun afternoon, but as promised here is the full video of our adventure. Check out the full post here.
I have been going to Algonquin Park for as long as I can remember. My parents were avid backcountry campers (my mom still is) and passed on a love of the outdoors to me. A few visits to the park a year, since I was a child, has left me with a pretty good collection of personal favourite locations. With that in mind I have collected my top ten places to visit… Read More
I think we can agree his winter has been a downer for winter activities. Here is hoping that the coming snowstorm also means more winter activities are on the horizon. I may not have been able to do any skiing or snowshoeing this Christmas holiday, but I did get in some hiking. My new favourite spots is officially Belfountain Conservation area. A beautiful spot to visit in the summer or winter… Read More
As the fall season comes to a close (although it is still awful warm here for December), I have been trying to find some fun adventures close to home. The Halton Agreement Forest and Hilton Falls happen to be a short drive away. We decided to explore some of the agreement forest before continuing to the falls. The forest is beautifully groomed and an easy flat hike. It also has picnic areas… Read More
Well it happened! I got my B license this season and it feels pretty awesome. Earlier this year I wrote about getting solo certified and getting my A license, so I am incredibly excited to say I also got my B this year! I am a pretty goal oriented person, so having specific achievements to reach has been really important for me. There was a few times I thought I would… Read More
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