The Great Trans Canada Road Trip – week one

After driving nearly 5000 km (4940 to be exact) in a not particularly straight line, I'm currently taking a long break at my brother's place in Ontario. With a few exceptions it's been a fairly awesome trip so far. I'm working on editing the way too many pictures I've taken - here's a look at … Continue reading The Great Trans Canada Road Trip – week one

the road to nowhere: 2021 edition – part one: local trips

To reminisce about and share pictures from this year's camping and hiking trips, I decided to do something a little different and make a couple of slideshow videos. This first part is of my more local trips in the Kootenay and Boundary regions. Part two, covering my two trips into the Rockies, is coming soon. … Continue reading the road to nowhere: 2021 edition – part one: local trips

Rolling with the punches and keeping it local

I've learned a great many things from my years of long hikes and cycle tours, but perhaps one of the most important is to roll with the punches. You can make all the plans you want, but if you aren't able to adapt to what the environment, other people, and your own body throw at … Continue reading Rolling with the punches and keeping it local

Photo Album: Winter hikes on Southern Vancouver Island

Mid-January I went camping out at my favorite spot by Jordan River. I only stayed one night though. A campfire kept me warm during the long evening, but it was pretty chilly in the morning. The rest of January I stuck to day hikes closer to home.   February brought snow to Victoria and I … Continue reading Photo Album: Winter hikes on Southern Vancouver Island

Another year.

Wow. Another year is coming to a close. A very few brown and withered leaves still cling to the fruit trees out back; with the next hard wind they will all be gone; the trails in my favourite local wild places are getting muddier and muddier; today a sheet of ice was covering a shallow … Continue reading Another year.