Climbing Silver Peak in Winter 2018

Climbing Silver Peak in Winter 2018

The setting sun was hidden behind a slate-grey bank of snowy cloud, but the dipping temperature and a faint pink glow around the horizon alerted us to the race against daylight.  When it comes to climbing in Ontario, I’d always taken the words...
Path of the Masters – Plein Air Painting

Path of the Masters – Plein Air Painting

It’s the kind of thing folks do on a dare or a whim.  For some, it’s an impulsive decision made after a night on the town.  For others, a lifelong process that approaches an obsession.  As for me, I looked down at my right arm, through eyes unclouded by...
Boyd Island Shoreline Restoration

Boyd Island Shoreline Restoration

Our hearts sank as we paddled past one of the sites our most recent shoreline restoration excursions to find a massive bonfire pit and a tramped mess of freshly-planted baby cedars and dogwood.  Only one week earlier, we’d raked the site clean of party debris,...
Paddling Routes Map Hunting

Paddling Routes Map Hunting

Paddling Routes Map Hunting I’m getting ready to visit Trent University students later today, and part of that session will include a bit of hunting around for special locations on some of my favourite tripping maps, including the French River, Algonquin...

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