Northern Saw-Whet Owl We Sighted In Toronto



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Northern Saw-Whet Owl We Sighted In Toronto

Northern Saw-Whet Owl sitting in tree in Toronto park, Ontario, Canada

Bob and I went for a walk one afternoon in Milliken Park, here in Toronto, Ontario,  and by chance, we spotted a Northern Saw-Whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) at rest in the thick brush.  I had never seen an owl in the wild before, and certainly not one in such close proximity.  We have frequented this park for years, and this was the first time we were lucky enough to catch sight of an owl. Read more

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Rijksmuseum, The Netherlands Most Famous Museum



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Rijksmuseum, The Netherlands Most Famous Museum

entrance to rijksmuseum in amsterdam

On a cool, damp morning, Bob and I hit the streets of Amsterdam early.  Long lineups were already in place at Anne Frank Haus, so we proceeded to the Rijksmuseum, a gallery where Rembrandt’s works are on display in the Netherlands. Read more

Amsterdam a world of bikes, tulips, and windmills



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Amsterdam a world of bikes, tulips, and windmills

Central Station, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

After landing at  Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands, we caught a train for a 25-minute ride into Amsterdam.  At the downtown railway station,  we inquired about catching a cab to our hotel but were told that it was located nearby.  And so, with bags in hand, we set off through the streets on our short walk!  We needed to stretch our legs in any case. Read more

A Visit To Historic Merrickville In Ontario



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A Visit To Historic Merrickville In Ontario

The historic village of Merrickville is situated on the scenic Rideau River, in Ontario, Canada.  It is a unique and vibrant Victorian village. Read more

Fall Colors at Algonquin Park and Oxtongue Lake



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Fall Colors at Algonquin Park and Oxtongue Lake

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We took a drive up from Toronto, Ontario on October 1, 2012, to checkout the fall colors in the Algonquin Park and Oxtongue Lake areas.  From atop the Dorset tower, the view of the color sure proved the drive worthwhile.  According to the local people with whom we spoke,  this was the best fall color seen in this area in 10 years. Read more

Oxtongue Lake, Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven



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Oxtongue Lake, Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven

For the first time ever, the Community of Oxtongue Lake took part in Doors Open Ontario.   For Bob and I, it was a thrill to attend , and as things would turn out, it was a total success! Read more

Bowhead Whales we sighted off Kekerten Island



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Bowhead Whales we sighted off Kekerten Island

rock and strewn bones - kerkerten island - nunavut - canada

Another cold wet morning greeted me on Kekerten Island as I prepared for what I hoped would be a day of filming Bowhead Whales off Baffin Island in Nunavut. Read more

A Juvenile Bowhead Whale off Baffin Island



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A Juvenile Bowhead Whale off Baffin Island

Basecamp on Kekerten Island in the Cumberland Sound, off Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada

An early dawn found a grey sky with the waters of the Arctic Ocean sitting at low tide below our base camp on Kekerten Island, off Baffin Island. Read more

Our Journey To Kekerten Island In Search of Bowhead Whales



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Our Journey To Kekerten Island In Search of Bowhead Whales

pangnirtung - Baffin Island - nunavut

In the early morning hours under a cold wet sky, we prepared to leave Pangnirtung by boat in search of Bowhead Whales off Kekerten Island in Cumberland Sound off Baffin Island. Read more

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