Saguenay – St. Lawrence Marine Park, Quebec – whales and dolphins and seals, oh my!

It was first week of September and felt close to zero degree centigrade. However, we, a family of five (K2, our Hungarian Kuvasz was left back in the RV) were alerted to the cold ahead of time and were adequately covered up in layers. I thought the cruise ship we were aboard was sailing in … Continue reading Saguenay – St. Lawrence Marine Park, Quebec – whales and dolphins and seals, oh my!

Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, Quebec – a pictorial report

It was raining cats and dogs, nay - bison, elk, and moose, when we, a family of 5 humans, and our dog K2, a Hungarian Kuvasz, reached Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie. For a second, we thought of first checking into our RV campsite, but then the daredevil among us made us drive all the way to … Continue reading Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, Quebec – a pictorial report

Summer of 2020 – a pictorial travel report from Quebec

Blazing the trail: My family, leaving our furry friend K2, a Hungarian Kuvasz back at the camp, were hiking from our RV campsite at Baie-Sainte-Marguerite Sector of Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay along Rêverie Sainte-Marguerite to watch Beluga whales. The whales, resident of Saguenay – St. Lawrence National Marine Park, sail up the Saguenay River for calving up to the point of … Continue reading Summer of 2020 – a pictorial travel report from Quebec

Pictorial coverage of Eastern Georgian Bay and the Biosphere Reserve

We launched our pontoon boat in Georgian Bay waters near Awenda Provincial Park in the wee morning hours of a pleasant day in the month of June. Our objective was to sail along the east coast of the Georgian Bay and negotiate the channels in such a way as to reach French River Provincial Park … Continue reading Pictorial coverage of Eastern Georgian Bay and the Biosphere Reserve

A pictorial coverage of winter hiking by K2 and me on Niagara Parkway

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

A trip to southern Pakistan – a haven for birding and wildlife photography

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

Kuvasz dog breed – my experience, a book, two movies, and an interview with a breeder

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

A hiking microadventure with K2 on an extreme winter day.

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.

Can dogs protect us against a fall season bear attack?

"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?

Hiking with dog in Fall season – How to reconnect with nature and colours

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