Fall 2022: Hiking through parks steeped in history, remembering a friend, keeping trails clean and living the adventure

I undertook several adventures in various provincial parks of Ontario, in local conservation areas, and even in the United Kingdom that would qualify for Explore magazine’s Live the Adventure Club Fall challenge of 2022. I won the challenge in 'Standard' category'. All photography was done using Pentax K-5iis and Pentax KP with Pentax lenses 55-300 mm … Continue reading Fall 2022: Hiking through parks steeped in history, remembering a friend, keeping trails clean and living the adventure

Hiking in New Forest National Park, UK and observing free roaming horses and cows and wild deer

I started my hike at 9 am from my hotel in Brockenhurst under a steady downpour in search of elusive wild red deer at the New Forest National Park. On the way, I met several wild horses and cows, but no deer. Dejected, I decided to return, and, at 6:30 pm., to my welcome surprise, … Continue reading Hiking in New Forest National Park, UK and observing free roaming horses and cows and wild deer

Summer 2021 : Living the Adventure to the full in Quebec and Ontario

My family and I undertook several adventures in Mont Tremblant National Park (Quebec), provincial parks (Ontario), and in local conservation areas in response to Explore magazine's Live the Adventure Club summer challenge of 2021. I was declared winner of the competition in the 'standard' category on October 08, 2021. In the shot below, the family … Continue reading Summer 2021 : Living the Adventure to the full in Quebec and Ontario

Parc national du Mont Tremblant in Quebec – ‘A walk in the woods’ and ‘free solo’ for well over ‘127 hours’.

The difficult, almost vertical hike to the observation deck on the mountaintop was taking its toll on my knees. My heart was beating so hard that I thought it would just burst out of my chest. Every step was demanding more oxygen. My son kept on urging me to move and at the same time … Continue reading Parc national du Mont Tremblant in Quebec – ‘A walk in the woods’ and ‘free solo’ for well over ‘127 hours’.

A cruise and hike through Fathom Five National Marine Park, Ontario, Canada

An Unusual national conservation area It got very cold on the upper deck in late May and all four of us relocated to the main deck of the glass-bottom ship. The water was so clear that we could see it as if they were lying in the open. It was not only us on the … Continue reading A cruise and hike through Fathom Five National Marine Park, Ontario, Canada

‘The River Wild’ of Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, Quebec

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 ‘The River Wild’ of Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, Quebec

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 something As we moved further, the river was … Continue reading A hiking microadventure with K2 on an extreme winter day.