Mon 15 Sep 2014 Tom Wilson 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on Day 2 – Great Day for hiking / / / /

Day 2 – Great Day for hiking

  Sunny and warm conditions provided some great hiking for hikers on Day 2 of the Hike the Highlands Festival. It began with Sunrise hike on Coastal trail near Squeakers Hole.  The sunrise did not disappointed.  The Jack Pine/Coastal hike followed and the day ended with Warren Lake starting...Read more

Sat 13 Sep 2014 Tom Wilson 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on Sunrise at Coastal / / / /

Sunrise at Coastal

Close to 30 hikers got up early and enjoyed the Sunrise hike at Coastal trail on Day 2, Sept. 13,  of the 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival. It was chilly around 5-6 degrees with toques, gloves and blankets part of the equipment list and a warm jacket. Below is a slideshow in sequence of the...Read more

Sat 13 Sep 2014 Tom Wilson Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on Day 1 of the festival – Great turnout / / /

Day 1 of the festival – Great turnout

Great turn-out for Day 1, Sept. 12, 2014,  of Hike the Highlands Festival.  50 hikers enjoying the first hike of the festival on Broad Cove Mountain trail in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Hikers were able to enjoy the great view at the summit – Warren Lake, North Bay, Ingonish...Read more

Wed 10 Sep 2014 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Clyburn Valley hiking Trail Comments Off on Bull Moose and the Rutting Season / / / /

Bull Moose and the Rutting Season

  Did you know the first full moon in September is the start of the rutting season for moose in northern Cape Breton. A number of us learn that last year at Hike the Highlands after returning from our sunset hike.   Not sure what rutting means, well its mating & breeding time for moose....Read more

Sun 27 Jul 2014 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge Comments Off on Good on Ya – 3 Peaks Challenge Teams / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Good on Ya – 3 Peaks Challenge Teams

It is not easy task hiking 3 mountains in one day especially when there is heat involved. But 24 teams excepted the challenge and hiked Roberts Mountain, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Franey Mountain on July 19th at the 5th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge. The weather was 24 degrees with a...Read more

Tue 18 Feb 2014 Tom Wilson Walking Wales Comments Off on Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path, Wales / / / /

Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path, Wales

An amazing treasure. The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path. What makes this long distance walk special ?  Outstanding coastal scenery, cliffs, sunrises & sunsets, attractions, & heritage sites along the path. There was also plenty of wildlife, animals & birds on the path such as –...Read more

Tue 07 Jan 2014 Tom Wilson Walkabout Comments Off on Review of 2013 Adventures & Resolutions / / / /

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 Tom Wilson Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path / Nature & Landscape Photography Comments Off on Freedom – Hiking & Photography / / /

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