It was July 1, 1967, Canada’s 100th birthday. The Terrace Gardens at Waskesiu in Prince Albert National Park. “Look at the cute guy in the siwash sweater,” said my friend Chon. “Hey, he’s coming over here. And I bet he’s going to ask you to dance,” she said. Given “he” was Magellan, you can see […]
Backpacking, car camping, RVing or motelling? Why did we choose a rooftop tent as our base to explore North America?
Just say the word penguin and your mouth forms into a smile. (Try it. See!) We humans love these fearless, flightless birds in tuxedos, waddling around on two feet (like us) looking like they’d like to come over for a chat. Seeing a colony of Magellanic penguins was one of the very best experiences on […]
When I looked again at the map for the Kogumotori-goe section we walked on our third day of the Kumano Kodo, how to write about our experience became as clear as the mountain streams we’d been crossing. Our route was shown in reverse on the map—we had to follow it from right to left. Journeys […]