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It’s not about the hike (Mondays, with gratitude #16)

It was a spontaneous decision…an email from a friend, subject heading, “It’s not about the hike, it’s about the journey.” She was proposing an 8 km overnight hike to Seely Beach along the Fundy Footpath and her subject heading couldn’t have been more appropriate. Any section of the 41 km long wilderness Fundy Footpath is &hellip Continue reading »

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Scenes for a gentle spirit

The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man. ~ Author wise, but unknown I’ve been on the road these past two weeks, traveling for a book tour to promote Sanctuary in the days leading up to the Atlantic Book Awards, so thought I’d share a few images &hellip Continue reading »

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Lords of the Dance

August would not be August without a visit to Marys Point to watch the shorebirds dance. Each year, as the summer sun wanes, 75-90% of the world’s population of shorebirds pause in the upper reaches of the Bay of Fundy – in particular Marys Point – while on migration from Arctic breeding grounds to the &hellip Continue reading »

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Lords of the Dance

August would not be August without a visit to Marys Point to watch the shorebirds dance. Each year, as the summer sun wanes, 75-90% of the world’s population of shorebirds pause in the upper reaches of the Bay of Fundy – in particular Marys Point – while on migration from Arctic breeding grounds to the &hellip Continue reading »

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River Reflections

“I want to see through the moment to the landscape as it is, unobstructed, undimmed, each edge sharp, each surface brightly coloured, each detail defined, separate, certain, fixed in time and place. These are visions to cherish, like gemstones. But also, every once in a while, to see a landscape with ancient clarity: to see &hellip Continue reading »

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Lake Moods & Memories

Just a few days of respite at a friend’s secluded camp. That’s all it took. No electricity, technology, noise, people, agendas, chores. Just being. And coming to know the lake, its textures and sounds, its creatures and moods. I am contentedly human again. We sat, quietly, my husband and I…allowing our minds to rest. Conversation &hellip Continue reading »

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Hide and Seek

Martin Head…a pebble and sand beach on the bay of giant tides, secluded and tranquil on this day. Worth the rugged journey over rough graveled logging roads and desolate clearcuts. Fog crawls up the cliffs and drifts just offshore, playing hide and seek with the nub of land – almost, but not quite an island &hellip Continue reading »

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Gathering no more than enough

We went fiddlehead picking last week at our favourite creek bed. I’ve written about our fiddlehead excursions before. A couple of times. Gathering one’s food from the wild – whether roots or greens or berries or sap – carries with it feelings of authenticity. It is almost as if by plucking what is good and &hellip Continue reading »

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