About & Summary
One cold, winter evening I was scanning slides of canoe trips from the distant past, which led me to digging out the old journals/trip logs from those same trips. How could I combine the photos and journals? Scrapbook? No, not my thing. The idea for this weblog was born at that moment.
This site started as a means to combine past photo and trip logs/journals into a single form, and evolved to collect on-going photos and stories from trips since then. The site is not intended for a wide audience, it is mainly for my personal use. But if others incidentally find enjoyment or inspiration from it, that’s great!
This is primarily the space where I reflect on my passion to explore the outdoor world by self-propelled means. I may also digress to an occasional philosophical reflection or rant related to outdoor journeying.
Each blog entry represents a day on a trip. Click the hyperlink below or enter the date of a trip listed into the search bar (upper right corner of screen) to read through a trip chronologically. Be sure to use quotation marks around your search item, for example:
Enter in Search Box: “July 22, 1995”.
Missi Island/Amisk Lake Canoe Trip –> July 22 – 26, 1995
Day 1 of 5: July 22, 1995 Missi Island Canoe Trip
Kingsmere Lake/Bagwa Canoe Trip –> July 29 – 31, 1996
Day 1 of 3: July 29, 1996 Bagwa Canoe Trip
Porcupine Hills Bicycle Touring Trip –> August 13 – 17, 1996
Day 1 of 5: August 13, 1996 Porcupine Hills Bicycle Trip
Churchill River/Nistowiak Falls Canoe Trip –> August 1 – 5, 1997
Buffalo Pound Bicycle Touring Trip –> April 27 – 29, 2000
Regina Beach Bicycle Touring Trip –> May 1 – May 3, 2001
Day 1 of 3: May 1, 2001 Regina Beach Bicycle Touring Trip
Prince Edward Island Bicycle Touring Trip –> September 11 – 15, 2006
Day 1 of 5: September 11, 2006 PEI Bicycle Touring Trip
South Saskatchewan River Canoe Trip –> July 24 – 29, 2009
Bow River Canoe Trip –> May 30 – 31, 2015
Day 1 of 2: May 30, 2015 Bow River Canoe Trip
Churchill River Canoe Trip –> August 16 – 20, 2015
Day 1 of 5: August 16, 2015 Churchill River Canoe Trip
The blog focuses primarily on past canoe and bicycle trips. I have tried backpacking a few times, but my preference is canoeing and bicycle touring so I will focus on these only. Backpacking has been ruled out mostly because of occasional back issues, trying to minimize the accumulation of gear and avoiding the higher cost of ultra-light gear. So I stick with day trips for backpacking. The beauty of cycling and canoeing is you don’t have to haul any gear on your back and you can make do with lower cost, heavier gear.
I am from the Saskatchewan prairies and consider that the starting point (home base) from which the journeys expand outward. Therefore the blog will cover journeys both through and beyond the Canadian prairies. I now live in Southern Alberta where the prairies transition to the foothills of the Rockies. I hope to add more with future journeys to come. Enjoy!