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A Winter’s Day Walk Along The Banks of Toronto’s Lower Don River

One of the perks of living in Toronto’s Riverdale neighbourhood is the easy access to the Don River Trail.  It runs from Pottery Road almost all the way down to Lake Ontario.  It is the Pottery Road-Riverdale Footbridge section that … Continue reading

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Down The Ogoki – From Above Ogoki Falls To Whiteclay Lake’s NE Arm

Previous Post: A Two-Day Paddle Across the Ogoki’s Whitewater Lake This post – Day 8 summary: We left our okay exposed beach campsite not too far below the first set of rapids out of Whitewater Lake.  After a bit more … Continue reading

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Down Wabakimi’s Allanwater River To Whitewater Lake and “The Center of the Universe” – Introduction, Logistics, Maps

For more specific info and  detailed maps showing rapids, portages, and campsites, see Day-By-Day Trip Report: Allanwater to Caribou The Route: Allanwater River-Wabakimi Lake-Whitewater Lake-Smoothrock Lake – Caribou River-Little Caribou Lake One thousand miles of road faced our canoe-topped car … Continue reading

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The Rice Lake “Serpent Mound” – Chronology, Sources, And Cases Of Mistaken Identity

Related Post: The Peterborough Petroglyphs: Building Over An Ancient Algonkian Ritual Site Table of Contents: Rice Lake – Location and Background history Hiawatha First Nation David Boyle  on the “Serpent Mound” Site  Key Dates In the Rice Lake/Serpent Mound Story … Continue reading

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εφήμερος – A Late-April Snowfall in Toronto’s Riverdale!

The Greek word εφήμερος (ephēmeros) translates as “lasting a day”.  It came to mind as I stood by the patio door and watched as our Icelandic sheepdog Viggo returned from his morning yard duty. Overnight a couple of centimeters (i.e. … Continue reading

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Temagami’s Lady Evelyn River From Top To Bottom: Day 7 – From Macpherson Lake Island Camp To Bridal Veil Falls

Previous Post: Day 6 – From Just Below The Forks To Macpherson Lake Day 7 – Down The South Channel To Bridal Veil Falls Distance: 10.7 km. Time: 9:30 to 3:50 Portages/Rapids: portaged all except the second set coming into … Continue reading

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The Kathmandu Valley’s Patan May 2018: Part 2 – The Golden Temple and Vicinity

Previous Post:  The Kathmandu Valley’s Patan April 2018: Part 1 – Durbar Square After a brief coffee break at the north end of Durbar Square, I headed north to visit a couple of worship sites – one Buddhist and the other … Continue reading

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Temples & Street Shrines of Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley – ” God Is Alive; Magic Is Afoot”

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Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley continues to captivate!  This May was my third visit. I spent a week there – a few days before and three after my Upper Mustang trek.  I revisited most of the UNESCO World Heritage sites to see how they … Continue reading

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The Street Art of Banksy Comes To Toronto

Related Post: Checking Out Downtown Toronto’s Street Art  In the fall of 2016, I spent a morning checking out the street art of the Kensington Market area and the famous Graffiti Alley in the Queen/Spadina area. (Click on the link … Continue reading

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Puerto Varas in Chile’s Lakes Region – Top Things To Do!

Related Post:  By Bus And Boat Through The Andes  – The Cruce Andino From Puerto Varas To Bariloche   Chile’s Región de Los Lagos , about one thousand kilometres south of Santiago,  is Region X of Chile’s fifteen administrative regions and sits just … Continue reading

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