Tue 07 Jan 2014 admin Walkabout 0 comment / / / /

Review of 2013 Adventures & Resolutions

My wish list always seems doable when I am planning at the start of the year but in the end it comes down to time and committment. I am happy to report, I completed 4 out 5 personal goals. The toughest one was the completing 5 million steps in the Walkabout program. Thanks to amazing […]Read more

Wed 01 Jan 2014 admin Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path / Nature & Landscape Photography 0 comment / / /

Freedom – Hiking & Photography

There seems to be magic when I combined hiking with photography.  I love being outdoors, exploring nature and scenery, and capturing those special moments on camera. I was fortunate last year to hike the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path in Wales. On day 7 of my hike from  Holyhead to Trearddur Bay,...Read more

Sun 22 Sep 2013 admin 2013 Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / / / /

Day 9 – Glasgow Lakes and White Point

Hikers started the morning off with a 9.2 km hike to Glasgow Lakes Look-off. This trail gives you a feeling for the highlands plateau. You will notice the wind swept barrens and vegetation similar to northern Taiga with stunted growth.  Cape Breton Highlands National Park  in its 5-year trail...Read more

Sat 21 Sep 2013 admin Meat Cove Mountain 0 comment / / / / / / /

Day 8 – Meat Cove – Spectacular Coastal Scenery

It was day to explore and experience the spectacular coastal scenery that Meat Cove hiking trails has to offer.  It began with the Meat Cove mountain hike which offer two outstanding views from either direction of the big rock.  At lunch time, many hikers walked the boardwalk trail down to the...Read more

Fri 20 Sep 2013 admin 2013 Hike the Highlands Festival / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Pollett's Cove 0 comment / / / / /

Day 7 – Pollett’s Cove and Fishing Cove

It is the day of the long hikes – Pollett’s Cove and Fishing Cove but with great weather and scenery for hikers to enjoy. Pollett’s Cove hike is well known for its spectacular seacoast scenery. Michael Haynes, author of several hiking books, rates this trail as his most favorite...Read more

Thu 19 Sep 2013 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park 0 comment / / / / / / /

Day 6 – Amazing Day of Hiking at Hike the Highlands

The day began with another great sunrise. Followed by a peaceful and solitude hike along Cheticamp River and Salmon Pools. Off to waterfalls at Corney Brook. And then the grand finale – a sunset, full moon and three moose (1 cow and 2 bull)  on Skyline. Later found out by our great waitress...Read more

Wed 18 Sep 2013 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park 0 comment / / / / / /

Day 5 – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

  The Hike the Highlands festival is fortunate to have in our own backyard the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. It has been a valuable partner in all 10 years of our festival and provided some great hiking trails for hikers to enjoy during the 10 day festival. Today’s hikes took part...Read more

Tue 17 Sep 2013 admin Hike the Highlands Festival / North River Falls 0 comment / / /

Day 4 – Sunrise, Waterfalls & Mushrooms

You could tell it was going to be a good day when I saw this incredible sunrise at Ingonish Centre at 6:25 am. North River was the scene for two waterfall hikes today – Little Falls and Big Falls ( highest in Nova Scotia 104 ft). Red Island hike provided hikers the opportunity to hike...Read more