A Tim Hortons coffee cup in Ennistymon, Ireland?



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A Tim Hortons coffee cup in Ennistymon, Ireland?

Tim Hortons coffee cup on metal post in Ennistymon, County Clare, Ireland

After taking our leave of Killarney, Bob and I wasted no time driving towards our next destination, the Cliffs of Moher.  A freeway made it possible to put the miles behind us quickly, and then we exited onto secondary roads near Ennis.  Next thing you know, we were driving down the quiet streets of the country market town known as Ennistymon in County Clare.  A short walking tour of the Main Street turned up a very unexpected reminder of our Canadian home, a Tim Hortons coffee cup. Read more

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Ice Storm Toronto 2013



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Ice Storm Toronto 2013

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When people talk about Ice Storm Toronto 2013, I’m sure there will be much chatter about the devastation and suffering in the city, but many of those same people will readily acknowledge the transient beauty of an ice-encrusted world.  In the hours subsequent to the brunt of the storm, Bob and I set out on foot to uncover some of that hidden splendour. Read more

The Flood of Spring 2013 in Huntsville, Ontario

The Flood of Spring 2013 in Huntsville, Ontario

Huntsville flooding - flooded riverside park area - Ontario - April 21 2013

In the spring of 2013, it was evident that spring was upon us along the shores in Huntsville, Ontario.  Not only had the heavy snows of winter 2013/14 all but melted away, but April showers were in full swing.  For several days in a row, heavy rains had added to the runoff creating dangerous levels of water and flooding in all bodies of water.  Huntsville was one of the worst hit areas when it came to the Flood of Spring 2013. Read more

The Spring Flood of 2013 at Oxtongue Lake, Ontario



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The Spring Flood of 2013 at Oxtongue Lake, Ontario

Oxtongue Lake flooding - flooded beach front and docks - April 20 2013

What promised to be a sunny, warm weekend was anything but that.  Instead the rainy weather produced The Spring Flood of 2013 at Oxtongue Lake, in Ontario. Read more

Ragged Falls under major flooding on the Oxtongue 2013

Ragged Falls under major flooding on the Oxtongue 2013

Ragged Falls - spring flooding of falls - Oxtongue River - Ontario - April 20 2013

In the spring of 2013, Bob and I happened to be at Oxtongue Lake, in Ontario.  It was far from a normal spring visit.  With the recent warm temperatures, the abundance of late spring snow had all but melted away.  This caused substantial but normal runoff conditions, but when combined with the heavy rainfalls, it resulted in volumes of water and Ragged Falls under major flooding on the Oxtongue River. Read more

Cross-Country skiing in Algonquin Provincial Park



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Cross-Country skiing in Algonquin Provincial Park

Fen Lake X-ski Trail - Algonquin Park - Ontario

The Fen Lake Cross-country skiing trail in Algonquin Provincial Park, in Ontario, sets off through the hardwood bush and is comprised of 3 different loops so skiers have a choice of the distance they wish to ski.  With the trail having been groomed and track-set the day we were there, we were anticipating a fantastic outing! Read more

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