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West Highland Way, Scotland’s Premiere Long Distance Route

Life is full of adventures and one of  them for me is to hike the West Highland Way in Scotland. A 95 mile (152km) trek across the highlands in Scotland ending in Fort William, the outdoor capital of UK.  My wife and I are going to do the hike next September (2009) after the Hike […]Read more

Sun 30 Nov 2008 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / / / /

Hike the Highlands – A Nova Scotia Must

Hiker Trish McCormick recently informed me that Hike the Highlands Festival has been recognized as a Nova Scotia Must by Allan Lynch in his new book (2008) ” Nova Scotia – Book of Musts -” the 101 Places every Nova Scotian Must See”.   Trish is one of Hike the Highlands...Read more

Sun 23 Nov 2008 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / / / /

Great Horned Owl

Sometimes you get lucky when you are hiking and see some amazing flora and fauna. My wife took her sister’s dog Bailey for a walk recently on the Clyburn Valley Hiking trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park and came across a Great Horned Owl.  Generally you hear an owl before seeing...Read more

Fri 07 Nov 2008 admin Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / /

Red Island Hiking Trail – Loses a Great Volunteer, Leader & Friend

Red Island Hiking Trail lost one of its great volunteers, leader and friend recently, John Graham MacInnes, who died at the age of 61.  John Graham was a tireless volunteer in the community, a municipal councillor for 23 years who held the positions of Deputy Warden and Warden for the...Read more

Wed 05 Nov 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / /

Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 – A new program for Organizing and Editing your photos

One of the new products just out is the Adobe Photoshop Elements 7, a program that helps you organize, edit, create and share photos. The program is retailing at Future shop right now at $99.99 and makes a create addition to your digital camera and computer. The program has a number of new...Read more

Wed 05 Nov 2008 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / / / / / / /

2008 Hike the Highlands Festival Photo Contest Winners

The judges have reviewed all the great photo entries and have made their decisions on the winning photos of the 2008 Hike the Highlands Photo Contest. There are five categories – Fauna, Flora, Humour, People and Scenery. The 1st place winners will receive a free 2009 Hike the Highlands Pass...Read more

Sun 26 Oct 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / / /

Red Island Hike – Oct 26th

One of my favorite things to do in the late fall is hike the Red Island Hiking Trail located at Indian Brook along the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island.  Today I was using a Nikon D60 Camera with 18 mm-135mm lens and my pics came out nice. I didn’t use any filters but the […]Read more

Fri 24 Oct 2008 admin Uncategorized 1 comment / / / / /

“How to do everything – 121 essential outdoor skills ” – Backpacker Magazine

The November 2008 issue of Backpacker magazine caught my eye on the cover with this headline – “How to  do everything -121 essential outdoor skills. This amazing article written by Annette McGivney, looks at navigation, packing and planning, camping, set up the perfect camp, master...Read more

Thu 16 Oct 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Polarizing Lens – Bring out the Great Fall Colours

Outdoor Photography Canada magazine has two great articles in their fall/winter edition 2008. The first one was is Darwin Wiggett’s Secret to Eye-Popping Colour where he gives you five techniques you can use.  The second article is on the Cape Breton Highlands – “A cornucopia of...Read more