Tag: outdoors

Exploring the ancient Lamanai Ruins of Belize

A short walk through a dense jungle canopy and we emerged to Mayan ruins towering above us – almost like a walk back in time. The monkeys could be heard howling around us while they protested our early morning arrival. We were at Lamanai…

A hike to a frozen waterfall: Tews Falls

I get a little stir crazy during the winter months.

Skydiving journey: three years later

  Facebook recently reminded my of a memory from three years ago.

Algonquin in Three Days: Magnetawan, Hambone, Daisy Lake

  We arrived at Algonquin Park on a crispy morning with a bright blue sky. I was looking forward to disconnecting and using the time to enjoy nature.

Jumping from a helicopter

  A moment of silence, as I stepped back and let myself fall. It was a new sensation and almost peaceful. It was not my first time jumping from a helicopter, but maybe the first time I really appreciated the experience.

Waterfalls and canyons: Starved Rock State Park

A lack of waterfalls can sometimes be beautiful. It is a reminder to have an open mind to different possibilities in life.

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.

Cottage hikes and McCrae Lake

  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…

Rafting the Amazon in Ecuador

  During our trip to Ecuador we spent one day white water rafting the Amazon River basin outside Tena, Ecuador.

Spring adventure at Hilton Falls

  “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.