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50 ways to grow your brain
Wednesday, August 02, 2017      13 comments

I am behind on my blogs, I like to put in photos, they take time to edit and place, and so on. I like to use my blog as a journal to look back on what I have done. Blogs to come - our Feb 2017 barn collapse - my trip to New Zealand ... Read more
My exercise buddies, Frida and Denver
Sunday, January 15, 2017      9 comments

These photos share something of my life that I enjoy. Frida and Denver are DD's dogs and my exercise buddies. Together we walk the fields and by ... Read more
Snow Day on the Farm
Monday, December 12, 2016      10 comments

The weatherman said "flurries" The actual snow fall was 20 inches :) DH cleared the driveway so the milk truck could come to pick up the milk ... Read more
Vancouver Island bike ride - 4 days with good friends
Monday, July 18, 2016      13 comments

On July 11-14, I went on a 4 day bike ride with 4 good friends to South Vancouver Island, from Tsawassen to Victoria to Sooke and back along the Galloping Goose bike trail, 180km total. This trail used to be a railroad, so there are minimal hil... Read more
Bike and Hike to Chilliwack Lake Ecological Reserve
Sunday, April 03, 2016      19 comments

A few of my favourite things - beautiful outdoors, good company, hiking and biking, splendid weather !! On Friday I had a great day enjoying all of the above. Three friends and I went on a 10k bike ride along and to the end of Chilliwa... Read more
Skyline Divide hike - Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Sunday, November 08, 2015      12 comments

Hikes in the fall are magical, because we go from our green valley with fall colours up to the snowline in less than 2 hours. Then we spend some time in a winter wonderland, and later return to our green valley. There is usually someone in our... Read more
The fate of a Jack'O'Lantern
Friday, November 06, 2015      8 comments

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Winter Camping
Thursday, February 19, 2015      14 comments

This year I tried something new, winter camping. I have done 3 so far. Where I live, the winter has been very mild this winter, most of the ski hills within 50 miles of the coast are closed due to lack of snow. So me and my friends went 100 m... Read more
Chuckanut Trails, Rock Trail to Cedar and Pine Lakes
Thursday, February 12, 2015      12 comments

On Wednesday I went on an interesting hike. I have never hiked in this area before, we did a cross-over hike, we walked from one trail start (Rock Trail) to the other (Cedar and Pine Lake) and left cars at both ends. It was 8 miles and 5 hours... Read more
Thetis Island Aug 11-14
Saturday, September 06, 2014      6 comments

A biking and sea kayaking summer highlight. One of my hiker friends has a place on Thetis Island and generously invited us hikers to visit. I missed the first get-together, which was kind of cool because they sailed up from Vancouver to Th... Read more
Hudson Bay Company Trail Aug 8-10
Thursday, September 04, 2014      6 comments

Another summer highlight This trail had interesting history and impressed me with the youngness of the province I live in, British Columbia. There were no roads for wheeled vehicles on mainland British Columbia before 1858. The settlement... Read more
Back Pack Equipment
Sunday, August 31, 2014      5 comments

Comments welcome on what kind of tents, stoves, water purifiers, sleeping bags, backpacks etc you use. My pack pack is a Gregory Contour 70 and I love it. I have had it for about a year. I chose it because it fit me the best, it feels lig... Read more
Ladies Back Pack - Manning Park - July 25 - 27
Sunday, August 31, 2014      2 comments

This summer's highlights were the Ladies Back Pack July 25-27, the Hudson Bay Company Trail Back Pack Aug 8-10 and the Thetis Island Cycle and Sea Kayak Aug 11-14. The Ladies Back Pack was to give us over-night back packer wannabes some ski... Read more
Galiano Mountain hike
Tuesday, July 15, 2014      8 comments

This hike was fun, it was a hot dry day, but the walk through the forest to get to the lookout bluff was cool and magical. I love forests. Galiano is a gulf island between Vancouver and Vancouver Island, we took a ferry to get there and ba... Read more

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