My wife Sandi and I just returned from hiking the Bruce Trail, starting at it's origin in Queenston, Ontario. We stopped just shy of Hamilton, Ontario for a total of around 120km.  We averaged about 23 km per day, starting around 10am and finishing up at a pub or winer...

Well, I managed to keep up with my sketchbook / journal for the past year.   I've become quite attached to it and feel somewhat sad that I'll be leaving it behind as I break a new one in for 2017.  It travelled from the OuterBanks of North Carolina to the highlands in...

I've been getting a lot of inquiries about my portable painting set up when I'm out doing small gouache and watercolour studies in my journal- sketchbook. Even though it's been a sweltering hot summer here in Southern Ontario I've managed to get out and paint a bit. Th...

These daily writings were originally posted on my Facebook page usually on the evening of each day: 

June 4 2016

Kinlochleven to Fort William:


Day 8. Well, we did it. The West Highland Way is complete, all 154 km of it. Today's route took us climbing right out of town. A...

These daily writings were originally posted on my Facebook page usually on the evening of each day: 

June 2, 2016

Bridge of Orchy to Kingshouse 20km

Day 6: into the higher highlands, more remote, more expansive. 

 Lunch break, table with a view.

 Did some sketching once we...

These daily writings were originally posted on my Facebook page usually on the evening of each day: 

May 31, 2016

Rowardennan to Inverarnan 26 km

Inverarnan to Tyndrum 21km

Day 3 and day 4.
Apparently we've been fooled. It doesn't rain in Scotland and there are no pesky m...

These daily writings were originally posted on my Facebook page usually on the evening of each day: 

May 28, 2016

Milngavie to Dryman 19 km 

First day of the West Highland Way. Weather cooperated and stayed dry with the sunshine making an appearance by mid afternoon. Stu...

 

So Sandi and I are off on a hiking adventure. A week of rugged, treacherous backpacking over the wilds of the Scottish highlands.  With only a pack on our backs and a ration of salt pork and biscuits we’ll blaze a 154km trail from Milngavie to Fort William with the st...

 

 

As feisty a cat as you’ll ever encounter. Whether tangling with a Volvo XCountry wagon ( didn’t go too well for Mickey) or staking his territory in the neighbourhood  (probably lost his eye in that one) Mickey was a confident, slim tabby who lived his life his way, p...

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