Kayaking Around Darlings Island, NB

As winter slowly melts away towards spring, the season alive with lush beginnings, awakened hope and new life, my mind starts planning fresh adventures. Here in the Maritimes, spring usually equals mud, more snow, and river levels rising as the longer days and milder temperatures thaw the winter's accumulation of snow and ice. A friend of mine … Continue reading Kayaking Around Darlings Island, NB

Unknown Paths

Lately I've been doing a little more research into my family tree. My father's family was part of the Great Migration of Puritans fleeing England in the 1630-1640's, settling in the unknown wilderness of the New World, seeking a place where they might freely worship God. As I was reading some history yesterday, I was struck … Continue reading Unknown Paths

Finding Time For Our “Someday” List

A few weekends ago I was nearing my day off and had it all planned out with a to-do list a mile long.  I have 1 day per week that is free to use as a catch-up day - clean the house, do yard work, do a little extra cooking or meal prep for the week, … Continue reading Finding Time For Our “Someday” List

Overnight 4-Wheeling Trip

A few Saturdays ago I went with some friends on a 2 day adventure exploring some back-woods trails. There are many such trails scattered throughout the Maritimes: often they were a road going to a tiny community or from farm to farm. As the years went by and highways were built and communities abandoned, these roads … Continue reading Overnight 4-Wheeling Trip

Atlantic Balloon Fiesta

Every September there is a hot air balloon festival in the town of Sussex, New Brunswick. The sky fills with a myriad of colours and shapes, like something out of a children's storybook.  This year marked their 32nd year of hosting this event which draws a crowd from all different provinces and states in North … Continue reading Atlantic Balloon Fiesta

Day 7 – Beausale, Haseley, Hatton, Warwick

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 I will give you fair warning: this is going to be a long posting! Everywhere I looked I saw old buildings, beautiful countryside, and interesting things; I couldn't refrain from taking several pictures - 876 to be exact. I went through 2 camera batteries and had to resort to my cell … Continue reading Day 7 – Beausale, Haseley, Hatton, Warwick

Day 4 – Conisbrough, Scrooby, Bawtry, & Austerfield

Sunday, April 9, 2017 It seemed like the world was content to stay abed on a quiet Sunday morning while I was up and at 'em ready to experience the day. I enjoyed a big Sunday breakfast with what I am sure was the best bacon I have ever had. Big English Breakfast, view from … Continue reading Day 4 – Conisbrough, Scrooby, Bawtry, & Austerfield

Grand Britannia – Day One – London

I just returned from a grand adventure that has been 8 years in the making. Sometimes when planning and expecting something for so long, it ends up being a little bit of a let down when the time finally arrives, but I'm so glad to say this was not the case! While the planning was fun, the … Continue reading Grand Britannia – Day One – London

Winter Forest Hike and Picnic

  I know, the last thing anyone wants when spring finally starts to take hold and the flowers are looking to burst forth, is to dredge up winter again. But, a few months ago when it was still winter, I took a lovely forest tromp through the snow with my niece. Unfortunately, my pictures do … Continue reading Winter Forest Hike and Picnic

Finding Balance

First things first, I will apologise for the time that has passed without writing. I had struck a deal with myself when I first began this blog that, if I was going to begin this venture, I needed to see it through with consistency. (Unlike many other projects that had been started and not completed in … Continue reading Finding Balance