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There was an old short story by Stephen King back in the 1980’s titled Mrs. Todd’s Shortcut. The story was about a lady obsessed with shortening her daily journey. Her husband became concerned when he noticed the odometer between point …

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A sunny but windy day with high gusts – no better conditions for going out to the airport to check out some airplanes. The wind was pretty much head-on so there wasn’t any drastic crosswind landings but some of the …

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Last week, we visited Elmvale Jungle Zoo, a smaller, more intimate zoo compared to the Toronto Zoo. Elmvale is located north of the Greater Toronto Area and near the Wasaga Beach resort area. We followed that up with a visit …

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At the start of the summer, I downloaded a little photo editing app called Snapseed. This is a great free, no strings attached, editor that is highlighted by its HDR Scape feature. What HDR Scape does is take an image …

Elmvale Jungle Zoo

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As a vegan and supposed believer in animal rights, I’ve struggled to figure out if zoos are a good thing. I’ve come to the conclusion that, in most cases, they are. Typically, the good ones are truly there for research, …

 

Recollet Falls at French River Provincial Park

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The evil world of mass media and corporations would have you believe that Canada is defined by coffee injected with addictive qualities, gravy and cheese soaked deep fried potatoes and grossly overpaid hockey players. It’s places like the French River …

 

Images Of The Cheltenham Badlands

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Often good intentions meant to bring awareness to a unique situation¬†end up worsening things. A local group has banded together to protest a proposed parking lot at the Cheltenham Badlands. Their concerns include the paving over of potential forest and …

 

Anti-Bucket List: Travel Destinations I Could Do Without

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I’ve mulled the idea of this article around for a while. To tell the truth, there really isn’t anywhere in this world that I would absolutely not visit. I want to go everywhere but, of course, there are places high …

 

Images of Well’s Falls (Businessman’s Lunch Falls) in Ithaca, NY

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Back at the start of May, 2014, we took a three day trip down to the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. The highlight was a stay at Hope Lake Lodge near Cortland, New York but we did tour …

 

Belfountain Conservation Area: Once The Ultimate Summer Retreat

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It’s a tiny 32 acre park in a tiny town northwest of Toronto. Yet, Belfountain Conservation Area has an interesting past. Much of the man-made¬†history has been retained, enhanced by a lot of work since by Mother Nature. Be sure …