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Uncategorized April 11, 2021 An Amazing Ride
A long, long time ago (actually, it was only 2019, before we entered the world of Zoom and lock downs but it seems like ages ago now) on an early summer evening when the days were at their longest and the weather was at its finest, we attended a quintessentially Canadian event. We’re referring to ...
Uncategorized March 29, 2021 A Whale of a Boat Ride!
A highlight of our recent trip to the east coast was a whale watching excursion in Bay St. Lawrence off the northern tip of Cape Breton Island. With about 25 passengers on board on a bright sunny afternoon, our skipper Mel navigates the Oshan out of the harbour and into large bay. His daughter, who ...
Uncategorized March 26, 2021 Best Zoom Call Ever — Bar None
Some entrepreneurs go the extra mile to show their appreciation to their valued clients. Danny Dawson, a real estate broker with Royal LePage Performance Realty, is one of them. His Comedy and Cocktails evening was his way of showing his clients how much their business means to him, and we had the opportunity to participate. ...
Uncategorized March 21, 2021 Three Rock Rapids
The first full day of spring 2021 in Ottawa didn't disappoint. Clear blue skies and warm temperatures brought people out in droves from their winter hibernation and eternal lockdowns. It was just what people needed to break out of their year-long COVID funk. I spent the afternoon with my son, Nick, at Hog's Back Falls ...
Uncategorized March 15, 2021 Not Since Moses
We have participated in a lot of different running, cycling, swimming, and skiing events, but none of them compare to our all-time favourite -- The Not Since Moses race in Nova Scotia. This event features 5K and 10K races run on the tidal flats of the Bay of Fundy, at low tide (obviously). Runners must complete ...
Uncategorized March 7, 2021 Our Day at the Winery
Some of our favourite wines are made from grapes grown at a winery just a few hours away from Ottawa on the shores of Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County. Located on a large irregular headland at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, just west of the head of the St. Lawrence River, the county's ...
Uncategorized February 28, 2021 Gatineau Park Ruins
One of our favourite outings last summer, between lockdowns, was a hike to the Carbide Willson Ruins in Gatineau Park on the edge of Meech Lake. We knew about these ruins, but had never seen them. Given how much time we spend at Meech Lake in the summer and into the fall, we decided that ...
Uncategorized February 21, 2021 A Gorge-ous River
The Niagara River Gorge is a must-see if you ever visit Niagara Falls. The Whitewater Walk is a trail that runs parallel to the river below the falls and it provides an opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the most dangerous stretches of white water in the world. This is where ...
Uncategorized February 16, 2021 The Keys to Spring
For some people it's the first crocus poking through the snow. For others it's the first sighting of a robin. For others still, it's the longer hours of daylight. These are all signs that spring is just around the corner. For us, though, it's the cutting of the keys on the Rideau River, above Rideau ...
Uncategorized February 6, 2021 Another Hidden Gem
We recently discovered another part of what makes Ottawa such an amazing city for outdoor activities at any time of the year. Our friends, Jamie and Garry, invited us on a snowshoe hike along a trail that we have never been on, or even heard of. We started at the Hornet's Nest sports facility in ...
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