Category Archives: Travel

Keji Adventure 2018

…..or Into the Woods.   I was overdue for another backwoods adventure. Kejimkujik National Park always fits the bill. By the time my daughter and her friend and I came up with a mutually agreeable date all of my favourite campsites were booked. We would go for two nights. I chose site 44 for the […]

Hiking Gear Review

…..or Backpacker Barbie says: “If you have any doubts about any of your gear, don’t take it.” You’ll wish you’d heeded her later when your bootlaces are snapped and your flapping hikers, tied up with strands of sweet grass, are flopping on and off your feet trying to peel the skin off your goose egg […]

Today’s Costume: Backpacker

…or Getting Right Back on That Horse After my Cape Chignecto hiking debacle I was feeling a little less than competent. I asked myself “What was the real cause of my failure? Was it lack of aerobic training or muscle strength, the heat of the day, or, heaven forbid, a cardiac issue?” There was only […]

Bridges of the Medway

….or ♪ ♪ Sous Les Ponts ♫……….. Just a few snaps I took of the lower Medway River and its bridges while out paddling last week. Looking down-river:   Heading up-river towards Mill Village:         Next time we will explore the mouth of the Medway below the trestle bridge. © Judy Parsons […]

Today’s Costume: Backpacker

….or A Cape Chignecto Caper   I got back yesterday from my annual physically challenging adventure with my friend Lynn. I was  supposed to get back tomorrow. C’est la vie – more on that later. We had decided that after five years of running Not Since Moses it was time for a new adventure. My […]

Keji A

…or Kejimkujik Adjunct…or Boot Test #2…or Park Pass #2…or Today’s Costume: Even More Intrepid Hiker Actually Park Pass #2 is a bit of a misnomer as no pass is required to visit Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct. It is more than an hour’s drive from the main park and it is for day use only. Beware, the […]

Keji B

..or Kejimkujik Backcountry…or Boot Test #1…or Park Pass #1…or Today’s Costume: Intrepid Hiker The stars are beginning to align. Earlier this winter I received my Canada 150 National Park pass in the mail and not so long ago I got my new deeply discounted Keen Logan (black and periwinkle) hiking boots via eBay. Last Sunday the […]

Today’s Costume: Biker

…..NO, no, not that kind of biker!  Bicycler. Our area of Florida has some real nice biking trails; paved, no hills to speak of, not overly crowded. But my favourite trail is an unpaved seven mile loop through Crystal River State Park. I always see critters there – wild turkeys, wild hog, armadillos, raccoons. Thankfully […]

Archaeological State Park Part III

…..or Moonlight Madness So I figured if I couldn’t sense the ghosts of the ancient precolumbian inhabitants of the Crystal River Archaeological State Park on any old random weekday, I was sure to be able to do so at their  “Moonlight Over the Mounds” tour. It was a perfect night for it on the night […]

Archaeological State Park part I

…..or From Mounds to Middens I was well prepared for my visit to Archaeological State Park back in early February, having become what I like to think of as a seasoned (and yes, seasonal) tourist. I had my comfortable walking shoes, my Tilley hat, my bug spray, a packed lunch, something to read while I ate […]