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Trips

Winter Driving and Survival

(feature photo from Lesley Wimbush) Stranded in your car: Winter driving isn’t fun and some drivers have a visceral fear of it. Some people feel safe in their skills as a driver, or in their denial, and think that getting stranded in the snow would never happen to them. It’s a scarey thought so perhaps … Continue reading »

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Dog Sledding in Haliburton Forest

(above photo from Fifi Campbell) Winter isn’t exactly everyone’s favourate time of year. It’s bitterly cold, wet, snowy and a long winter can be absolutely miserable. There is nothing like stepping outside your front door and instantly your nose hairs freeze solid, your face hurts and tears stream from your eyes. It sucks…I know. I … Continue reading »

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Cast into Darkness – Will you be Ready? (part 2)

(above photo from Wobblycat Photography) During the power outage that affected Toronto, we personally coped with the challenge rather easily. The only thing that would have made things easier for us would be a gas generator running outside and running an electrical cord in to the electric heater we have (but in this case couldn’t … Continue reading »

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Cast into Darkness – Day by Day (part 1)

(above photo from Wobblycat Photography) Anywhere in the world can be hit by severe weather events, be it hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, etc. As the population grows, more and more people can be affected each time a major storm hits and aging infrastructures can be more easily damaged. We hear about such events on the news … Continue reading »

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Lawrence Hacking’s Overland Adventure Rally

When Lawrence Hacking invited me to participate in his newly created Overland Adventure Rally, I couldn’t possibly turn it down. I just needed to ensure I was available that weekend and what bike could I use. Well once the question about scheduling was cleared up, my friend Fiona offered up her Russian Ural (complete with … Continue reading »

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