Entries by Magellan

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Christmas Memories

What are some of your fondest memories of being a child at Christmas? For me, Christmas started with the arrival of Eaton’s Mail Order Christmas Book. What a delight and dilemma to crawl through the catalogue, narrowing my choice to just one or two treasures. And then getting to share that choice with Santa—in person! […]

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Ominous Grandeur

I’ve wanted to see them for decades. Ever since I saw their photos back in the 70s, mystical figures of ghostly grey imparting a powerful, compelling presence. The totem poles at Ninstints on Haida Gwaii. It’s the only place on Haida Gwaii where they still stand. A dozen of them, disciples of the supernatural, silently keeping […]

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The Nor Way

I’ve dreamed about Norway every night since we returned, almost three weeks ago. Magellan and I agree that Norway is the best country we’ve ever visited. And why is “the Nor Way” so compelling you may ask?

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Yukon 3: The Great Spectacle Route

In mid-June, I drove from Latitude 49 near the American border to Latitude 69 at Tuktoyaktuk on the Beaufort Sea, rescuing Spice along the way from the miners at Dawson City. Connecting the dots on the 9200 km return trip to Tuktoyaktuk revealed a set of spectacles. The natural spectacles and our impressions from the […]