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I've been following another blog lately "Hit the Road with Raffan", by James Raffan (and his attorney at law Thelma Thwartbender), and loving every bit of it. It's the gang at the Canadian Canoe Museum, who are going across the...
I'm teaching a new course this semester at Sir Sandford Fleming College, the place I've been teaching part-time at now for 20 years. It's titled Tree and Shrub ID. It's a fitting course for me. I graduated as a Forest...
Last week I had the incredible privilege of hanging out in Algonquin park with film maker, Justine Curgenven ("This is the Sea" fame). She was working on a canoe DVD this time with the release date set for early Spring...
My mother always said that change was good. Of course, I think she was referring to the changing of my underwear or socks. But I've taken her advice in relation to spreading my enthusiasm and knowledge of camping and the...
Last season I helped BBC and Ray Mears with their documentary series on Canada's "Northern Wilderness" and I am very excited to annouce that the first of the series is to air this Sunday night (8:00 pm) on BBC (BBC...
I can't believe I'm saying this but Kawartha Highlands needs a permit system. Let me explain. First off, I love the aspect of canoeing the Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park at present, without the hassle of making and paying for a...
I found myself glancing over a web forum the other night on myccr.com that had members labeling and listing paddling partners that had "quirks and oddities" they displayed that drove them crazy on trip. It was hilarious, and I thought...
The last issue of explore created lots of conversation amoungst my friends and workmates, and before it leaves the magazine racks to be replaced by the newest issue, I'd like to share a bit of enlightenment the "backpacking nude" article...
Wolf Lake was difficult to leave the next morning. It had everything a canoe tripper could ever want. Morning mist shrouded the pine-glad shoreline, loons wailed off in the distance and a fish breakfast could easily be caught by simply...
Mike and I camped on a bush site snuggled in a back bay where a rugged portage leads into Kelsie Lake, to the west of Island Lake. I saw this part of Island Lake years ago while working on a...
The bear was unharmed but I have two cracked ribs. My wife said that that's the type of injury you'd expect when a friend, or past friend actually, dressed in a bear costume, smacks down on you while you lay...
I was a tad embarrassed when I was caught kayaking last week. I was helping out with a Ontario tourism video for Parry Sound and one of the outdoor activities the area promotes, for good reason, is kayaking Georgian Bay.
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