Our Kayak Trip Around Vargas Island, British Columbia – The Preparation

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Bob’s and my epic adventure, a first-ever kayak trip, was going to be circumnavigating Vargas Island, British Columbia.  It had been planned months ahead when we announced our plans to visit Bob’s sister on Vancouver Island.  She and her husband, Martin, had kayaked around Vargas Island before and were eager to initiate us to the rigours of ocean kayaking. Read more

One Last Spin Up To Signal Hill, Newfoundland

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Our last morning in Newfoundland started out sunny with scattered clouds.  After packing up our belongings and having breakfast, Bob and I took one last spin up to Signal Hill. It seemed fitting that we should end our journey where we began, and given its historical significance, Signal Hill deserved another visit. Read more

Hiking The Signal Hill Trails In Newfoundland

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On our first morning in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Bob and I woke to find brighter skies than the previous afternoon and we decided to take a hike to Signal Hill.  Numerous colourful ships had arrived in the harbour during the night including freighters, coast guard and trawlers. Read more

Our Hike To La Fortuna Waterfall In Costa Rica

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How exciting it would be to discover a waterfall deep in a tropical rainforest, a cascade where one can enjoy a refreshing dip in a plunge pool while mist wraps around your shoulders.  Well, hidden among the lush jungle of Costa Rica is one such spot, the La Fortuna Waterfall in Alajuela Province. Read more

Our Hike To Taranaki Falls In Mt. Tongariro National Park

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Receiving word that access to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing was once again forbidden owing to risky conditions, Bob and I had our last day in Mt. Tongariro National Park, New Zealand, wide open.  The morning looked promising with sun shining brightly when we awoke at our lodgings, at Creel Lodge. Read more

Torrents of Water at Huka Falls in New Zealand

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With winds predicted between 85-95 kilometres/hour on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in New Zealand, our plans for the day were dashed.  The pass was deemed too dangerous to allow access to hikers, so Bob and I resorted to our alternate plan.  We drove back to Huka Falls in Wairakei Park. Read more

A Few Surprises at Warwick Castle, England

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Having read countless novels with stories set in medieval England, a visit to Warwick Castle in the county town of Warwickshire in England intrigued us.  Owned by the Toussaud’s at the time, the Castle was populated with period actors, and demonstrations and re-enactments promised to keep us entertained. Read more

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