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April 1st 2012 UPDATE
We had a Niagara on the Lake weekend getaway.. before the Spring & Summer Crowds! Above is a picture of a church near downtown ... it was raining and I didn't get many outside pictures.
We did go to a good restaurant. Hillebrand Winery Restaurant is very good, we had lunch there in the Fall and thought it was very good and deserving of a full dinner try. It measured up and you can see Cathy's Blog post about that at Culture Guru Blog
I went to madison Wisconsin... why? Well the largest Canoe Symposium that I know of is held there every year. As it happens I won a fully outfitted Canoe trip to Woodland Caribou Provincial Park near Red Lake Ontario.
The map shows ... between nowhere (Winnipeg) and nowhere (Red Lake) is the Middle of Nowhere (Woodland Caribou Provincial Park)
Feb 26, 2012 - Cathy & I went for a walk today and I took my first abstract architecture shot
A winter walk in the Elora Conservation Area
This is the first year that I paddle locally in February. I'm not saying this was wise, but it was fun!
Went to Algonquin Park in January for a bit of snowshoeing and relaxation
We were staying about 300 meters from where a pack of wolves took down a deer late in the afternoon, we made it out to the site the next morning and there was nothing left ... except some blook on the snow.
This was a snowshoe / ski trip with the canoe club, in the picture below we were confused by the sign :)
Even Cathy went :o
New Years Day 2012 - Starting off the New Year with a paddle down the Grand River. Except for the rain it was nice!
We celebrated the the strike of midnight on New Year's Eve at Verses! Fab Food!
Christmas Day - Nice day for Snowshoeing ... at least in Timmins is was!
I know it's December! But I just bought a new boat and the rain has swollen the rivers.... so I went out for a couple of paddles!
As you can likely tell.... it didn't end well. I swam!
Recently Visited Utah (yes... Utah!), Arizona, and Las Vegas
Hiking through dry creek beds in Zion National Park in Utah was the highlight of my trip!
Zion has a wide variety of hikes, this is a view down into the valley that we got by hiking a fair ways up!
Then Sedona (Arizona), a very pretty little town where we enjoyed a sunset Jeep Tour into the desert
More views of Sedona
Then went went to the Grand Canyon - it lived up to expectations!
We stuck around for the sunset and were rewarded with a Full Moon rising!
We drove along what's left of Route 66. We interesting little towns like Seligman (pics above)
Then by the Hoover Dam and our final destination Las Vegas where we Cirque du Soleil's Beatle inspired "Love".
Cattaraugus Creek in Upstate New York - My favourite place to paddle!!
Petawawa River - a classic Ontario whitewater canoe trip!
We had a nice paddle down the Petawawa River. It only rained at night
We were prepared :)
A little Ontario Getaway to Ottawa and Prince Edward County
I paddled the Elora Gorge again this Weekend! What a HOOT!
A weekend away in Port stanley!
The Elora Gorge in my solo canoe - a lot of fun-
and then I got to try James' boat... That has the potential to lead to an argument with my wife!
Finally we try the Chef's Table at Verses (my Favorite Restaurant)
Palmer River Festival May 22 to 24, 2011
Me & 300 of my closest friends attended the Palmer River Festival 2011 (Palmer Fest). We had a hoot!
French River in the Spring of 2011
This doesn't look good.. In early May to boot...Brrrrrrrrr! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yep - we swam! Cold!!!
More Photos on Picassa
We've recently returned from a trip along the Danube River (Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Germany). Here's a link to the Trip Story and a link to more pictures
Spring is in the Air and my Canoe is in the Water!
53rd Annual Credit River Race, C2 Open - 1st Place Paddling the Nith on a nice (but wintery) Spring day! There are some down sides to paddling early in Spring... we got caugth in a snow storm!
The Bayfield is such a nice river... It makes paddling in the snow worth it! Warmth is a relative thing! A much warmer spring paddle on the Black River near Washago. I can't wait to do this river again!
Christmas 2010: We travelled to Timmins to spend the holidays with family. Everybody is well and we had a jolly old time. I put my new camera to use, here are few pictures and videos.
Video: McNair Christmas (click in lower right to go full screen) VidiVideo: Lefebvre Christmas (click in lower right to go full screen)
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