Imagine being over two thousand metres high, in the secluded misty Andean mountains, where species thrive with little human interference.
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Belize is an ideal destination for snorkeling adventures because of the extensive shallow water coast, more than 380 km of mainland shore, with hundreds of secluded remote island cays that dot the shorelines. Most are coral islands, which have emerged from the sea over time, or mangroves, which are low lying, jumbles of bare rooted, salt resistant, shrubs that survive in the fluctuating levels of shallow intertidal waters.
Hiking the mountainous landscape of Belize, in the heart of Central America, where the mysterious ancient Mayan people thrived in this deep jungle over two millennium ago.
Going by ship is an idyllic and privileged way to experience the seclusion found in these mountainous forests on the edge of Canada’s north-west. Our voyage starts from Vancouver, traveling north, behind thousands of densely wooded islands, mostly protected from the ocean, along a decisive inland channel aptly named the Inside Passage.
The promised cycle of life encourages my enthusiasm for next year’s adventures. Plans aside, I’m just going to get my sandals, grab my paddle and journey out by canoe, preparing with clothing adjustments, taking along a light jacket.
I always feel at peace here, whether I’m driving winding roads, walking meandering pathways, or strolling along a deserted beach. There’s a freedom in the marine air and it gets me thinking about our next fresh salmon dinner.
Killbear is a unique area of extreme contrasts, combining freshwater activities and wooded pathways with camping, affording friends and family a gathering place for outdoor adventures amidst spectacular geographical surroundings.
Island Time: It’s the phrase you see proclaimed all over Manitoulin Island.
And “Spirit Island” as it truly was to us too, really did magically transport us quickly to island time!
There’s an allure of standing beside the open sea, its power stirs a breadth of emotion as the relentless winds clear the clutter of worried thoughts that shape my demeanor.
Usually when we think of Niagara, we think of the Falls and its major tourist attractions. Yet there are a whole many more layers, so many in fact that even locals have not found them all yet! This article does not even touch the surface of what there is to do in Niagara. Further exploration awaits, no matter what your interest!
Like all history, many whirlpools in time collide to create places we know, live and play in now. Bruce County and Kincardine on Lake Huron, just over 2 hours from Orangeville, is one such spot. In fact, Bruce County itself is a big playground on its own, awaiting more exploration!
Just two years ago no one could have predicted a near ‘shutdown’ of world economies. We were happily going about our hectic lives, when overnight, we plunged into ‘survival mode’ and were forced to stay at home. Once the daunting consequences of freedom curtailments were accepted, the goal of my next journey was to find motivation and inspiration in local green environments, including our country gardens near Orangeville.
MEETING ARTHUR As a day trip a while back, my husband and I decided on an outing to Arthur. Arthur, which I had heretofore never heard of, is about a half hour west of Orangeville on Highway 9. A wonderful little region for a close-by escape awaited exploration! What drew our curiosity in the first place was a book series by Harry Turtledove, a famous science fiction and fantasy writer who also writes “alternate histories”. Here, the...
Inspiring visions, as spring unfolds and returns the forest to life. It’s mid January, I am in the woods on the Bruce Trail, surrounded by tall timbers, standing at solemn attention, immobilized by winter’s biting chills. Silence is broken high above, as breezes sway branches up in the forest crown, sending creaks downwards. In this pristine world of smooth undulating whiteness and pale light, few signs of life reveal themselves....