Category Archives: General

Avian Action on the Mersey

…or Have You Ever Seen an Eagle Swim? I have. But I don’t have a picture. That’s kind of like telling about the size of the trout that got away, I know, but if I had left the window to get my camera I would have missed the action. But first some housekeeping. At 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 […]

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 […]

Today’s Costume: Artist

…..or The things I have Managed to Finish This Summer   This past spring my brother gave me some beach glass and pottery shards he’d picked up at Burnt Harbour, Long Island. No not that Long Island, the one where my parents grew up, in Newfoundland. For fun, I studied each fragment and tried to imagine the […]

Buns

…..or This is Not a Blog About Camping I’m camping at Keji where the internet is unreliable so I will keep this post brief. I wanted some snacks to have with my tea. I don’t know why because I rarely drink tea, even when I am camping. I chose to make raisin buns, the traditional […]

Blossoms That Queue

….or Getting Your Blooms in a Row As I reviewed the photos I took of our spring garden yesterday morning, I began to notice a pattern. There seems to be several plants in bloom with flowers that line up like shoppers in a queue, or clothes hanging on a line. There’s not much I like better than […]

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 […]

Tool of the Week #4

….or In Praise of the Humble Coat Hanger I recently had to empty some closets. Clothing is much easier to stuff into bags without the hangers and so there grew quite a pile of them on the floor. More of a snarl than a pile. Really, is there nothing more of a convoluted complexity than […]

North

….or We Spread Our Tiny Wings and Flew How, you might ask, did we know it was time to head north? Well the signs were all there: the lavender was harvested, It was exceptionally dry and the trails were too sandy to be fun for biking any more. Danged sand got in and on everything. […]