On February 29, 2020, I hiked with K2 south to north on Niagara Parkway along the Niagara River, 15 km in all. It was a tough hike due to excessive salt near the Falls' area and then no maintenance of pedestrian walkway as we moved away from it. We had to hike over snow and … Continue reading A pictorial coverage of winter hiking by K2 and me on Niagara Parkway
Steppe eagles, griffon vultures, cinereous vultures, Egyptian vultures, and kites - all basking in the February sun of southern Pakistan after having a feast on carrion. I was stunned! Where else could one see such a huge concentration of birds of prey as here? Steppe Eagles This happened when we, a friendly group of wildlife … Continue reading A trip to southern Pakistan – a haven for birding and wildlife photography
During a hike with an entourage on a trail in Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park, one of my nephews noted that people passing by always look at K2 lovingly and stop to ask questions about him all the time. Hikers on the trail showering their love on K2 It is true – K2 and other members … Continue reading Kuvasz dog breed – my experience, a book, two movies, and an interview with a breeder
Frozen Credit River K2, a Hungarian Kuvasz, and I were watching Credit River freezing rock solid right in front of our eyes during an early morning hike in February. The temperatures had plummeted to -25 C (-13 F). Hiking during a snow storm, K2 gets suspicious of the trail ahead As we moved further, the … Continue reading A hiking microadventure with K2 on an extreme winter day.
"I was yelling hard and waving my hands as I was backing up. I never wanted to 'turtle' and knew I had to fight. I'm not sure how I ended up on the ground … but I remember [the bear] swatting at me. I just started kicking at her while I was on my back”, … Continue reading Can dogs protect us against a fall season bear attack?
After a day of rain fall, the soggy Bruce Trail started from near the parking lot of Webster Fall Conservation Area near Hamilton, Ontario. Initially, it was quite wide offering easy hike for the entire entourage of 11, aging from a 1 -1/2 year old K2, my great white Kuvasz boy, to a 50 year … Continue reading Hiking with dog in Fall season – How to reconnect with nature and colours
A Central Asian Shepherd, affectionately known as a lioness, checks out on her charges at Chopaan Guardians Home of the Central Asian Shepherd Dogs He may have died protecting his flock of sheep and the young shepherdess and now even his bones may have become part of the terrain he once had walked majestically. Our … Continue reading Central Asian shepherd dogs – my experience and an interview with an expert on the breed
Well, since I like hiking, nature study and photography in the company of my dog K2 and I love to read, I, had posted a list of my favorite books that I draw my inspiration from to keep me going. Here is my list of 5 additional books that combine my passion for all outdoor … Continue reading 5 More Books for Dogs and Adventure Lovers
I am sure all writers and avid readers of books have their favorite books that they use for inspiration. Well, since I like hiking, nature study and photography in the company of my dog K2 and I love to read, I, too, have a list of my favorite books that I draw my inspiration from. … Continue reading 5 books for dogs and adventure lovers
Why Boone? My family and I are neither adventure travelers nor tourists who appreciate crowded destinations. We take middle of the road approach instead. We tend to travel to observe culture, history and nature at destinations that are slightly off the beaten path. We researched and found Boone to fit our bill perfectly. Grandfather and … Continue reading Pictorial guide of 10 attractions in and around Boone, North Carolina for nature lovers