We were hiking in post-ice melt muck on the trails. Our shoes were all covered in mud. Still, we were enjoying the hike in sunny 7 C temperatures on February 19, 2023. Twyn Rivers, Rouge River, and various creeks were meandering deep below in the valleys. The slopes were treacherous. A misstep could have landed … Continue reading Rouge National Urban Park – exploring hills, rivers and creeks, marsh, bay, and beach ecosystems
Hiking through South Downs National Park, UK – negotiating 11 hills, observing pastoral life, English channel, paragliding and wildlife
When I looked up the hill after ascending half-way, I thought I would not be able to conquer even the first hill of the 11. Shahab, husband of my beautiful and loving niece settled in the UK, looked at me and noticing my despair encouraged me by saying he remembered a food and ice cream … Continue reading Hiking through South Downs National Park, UK – negotiating 11 hills, observing pastoral life, English channel, paragliding and wildlife
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
Homeward bound and responding to call of the wild at children friendly Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Our adventures in a park that is located within one of the most densely populated regions of Canada and provides outdoor recreation with a special focus on children.
10 family and dog friendly destinations that we explored in Algonquin Provincial Park
The only iconic Park that I have explored in the company of my family, cousins and their families, all guests visiting us from abroad and K2 on different occasions.
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