My comedy is different every time I do it. I don’t know what the hell I’m doing. Adam Sandler Standup comedy is difficult. Sometimes it can even be difficult to listen to but it is always difficult to perform. This may not be the case for everyone though it is definitely the case for me. […]
This year I will create.
Well, so much for that. It is still January though it seems the Christmas and New Year break was months ago. Years ago. Eons ago. I have made, and have already broken, a number of New Years resolutions. This year, as in years past, I was to read more, lose weight, get in better shape, be […]
Hiking the Fundy Footpath
The Fundy Footpath is an immensely difficult trek, especially for non-hikers such as myself. I should have listened to the advice of others. “The trail is not for beginners” they said. “You look out of shape” they exclaimed. “Have you ever actually done any hiking?” they asked. These are all valid points; yet last weekend I […]
A Walk in the Woods
Yes. You are correct. I borrowed (stole) the title of this post from Bill Bryson’s epic tale of his attempted hike of the Appalachian Trail. According to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy website that trail is 2,180 miles long (3500 kilometres for the Canadians in attendance) and is visited by some 2-3 million visitors each year. Many choose day, […]
Island(s) of Adventure – Grand Manan Island
I grew up in Charlotte County. Well, more truthfully, I was raised in Saint John county though a mere stones throw (and boy could we throw stones) away from the county line. Anyhow, I had never been to Grand Manan Island until last weekend. I had no idea what I was missing. For the past few […]
10 Tips For Exploring the World Without a Plan … or Money
Before we begin, I do not claim to have travelled extensively. I do, however, remember being enthralled by hearing about the adventures of others while I was planning my first trip to Europe. Since we have started travelling more frequently, and to somewhat more distant locales, I’ve been asked a number of questions about where, why, and […]
Two Wheels Turning
REPOST! My quads were already burning and my lungs hurt a little. It was only 9:27AM and I still had 301km left to cycle. Not to mention an apparently never ending hill. Feeling good BEFORE the ride The night before I had loaded down my Opus hybrid bicycle with two overstuffed panniers and fastened a […]
Just Buy the Ticket.
Many years ago, more than I care to remember, a close friend of mine suggested we “go to Europe” during the period between graduating high school and beginning our post secondary careers. At the time nothing could have seemed crazier to me. Go to Europe? Why? I was destined to begin a college diploma course […]
Sailing Under African Skies
In 72 days my wife Andrea and I will land in Rome to begin a 3 week backpacking adventure. Starting in Italy our travel plans also include Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland. A West to Eastern European type route. We have very few plans laid and have no intention to muddle up this opportunity […]
Always trust strangers. Blindly.
“Oh man, this is not looking good” I whispered to Arie as we followed our newly found ‘friend’ further into the darkened alleys of Stone Town, Zanzibar. We were on a mission to the banking machine so that I might buy my dinner at the Forodhani Night Market. An open air market that barbecues freshly […]