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12 May

Of tractors, swans and Ontario hospitality…

It was supposed to be a genteel drive through Ontario cottage country. However, dating a farmboy is apparently, not going to lead to a genteel drive through cottage country! From Goderich on the eastern side of Lake Huron in Ontario, we set off eastwards for our 1 day of car hire. But far be it […]

10 May

Terror of the Torrent

Niagara… No trip to Niagara Falls would be complete without a trip on the Maid of the Mist. Ah… Maid of the Mist. When one looks down on the Canadian falls, you can see a pretty dense white mist rising up above the height of the falls… When you stand at the viewing platofrm near […]

29 Aug

Hiking to Wedgemount Lake, BC

This a a tale of an unrelenting hike up… then an unrelenting hike down. It’s been an abysmal year for me and long distance travelling – very unusual. So you know it’s sad when I view a 2 hour drive as long distance travelling! However, finally circumstances conspired to allow me to do an alpine […]

27 Nov

Who takes red-eye flights?

Apparently parents with young families and idiots like me with ‘Use it or loose it’ unrefundable credit with an airline… But that said, it’s weird that taking a flight for 8, 12 or even 16 hours (as one tortuous flight from Los Angelese to New Zealand once was – yes, I didn’t know planes could […]

06 Nov

My BIGGEST blonde moment ever…

I’m visiting a friend in the Yukon, where the road conditions in the last week have deteriorated as the first winter snows arrived. I was collected by my friend in Whitehorse where we then picked up a ‘new’ truck for her partner, which she drove the three hours to where she lives in the Yukon. […]

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