Sun 07 Jul 2013 admin Nature & Landscape Photography Comments Off on Loons – Pleasant Surprise

Loons – Pleasant Surprise

    Everyone once in awhile you get lucky on your walks and you see new things for photos. In mid-May, I had began hearing loons from a distance but could not see them.  Then in early June I starting seeing but from a long distance out. My wife had noticed they had liked this […]Read more

Sun 07 Jul 2013 admin Hiking Tips Comments Off on Hiking in Hot Weather – Some Tips

Hiking in Hot Weather – Some Tips

The first week in July brought some extremely hot temperatures…to the Highlands of Cape Breton – 30 plus degrees. Hiking in Hot weather requires hikers to be well prepared, understand & minimize the risks. Below are some tips for you. 1) Hike on shorter trails….know the trail...Read more

Sat 06 Apr 2013 admin Walking Wales Comments Off on Wales – A Walking/Hiking Destination / / / / /

Wales – A Walking/Hiking Destination

Few countries can boast what Wales has to offer for a walking/hiking destination area. It is the first country in the world to have a continuous coastal path – 870 miles long. The Wales Coastal Path open in May 2012.  Wales is also home to 641 castles, the most of any country in Europe. It...Read more

Sun 24 Mar 2013 admin Backpacker Magazine / Hiking Tips / MEC / Outdoor Gear Comments Off on Gear Guides & Trip Planning / / / /

Gear Guides & Trip Planning

As March days come to an end, I look forward to April – the dream month. The time when the 2013 gear guides of Backpacker, Explore and Outside Magazines come out and Mountain Equipment catalogue.  It gets you in the right frame of mind to start thinking about potential outdoor adventures,...Read more

Sun 24 Mar 2013 admin Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography Comments Off on Nikon New Cameras – S9500 and P520, Great for Hikers / / /

Nikon New Cameras – S9500 and P520, Great for Hikers

Nikon recently announced in late January its new point and shoot cameras – two cameras that caught my eye were S9500 (see above photo) and P520 (see below). Both cameras have made improvements to each from its predecessors  S9300 ) and P510.  And they were popular with hikers. As with any...Read more

Sun 24 Mar 2013 admin Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands / snowshoeing Comments Off on Bay Road Valley Snowshoe Hike / / /

Bay Road Valley Snowshoe Hike

Early expectations of this snowshoe hike did not disappoint. The Bay Road Valley snowshoe hike provided incredible scenery and views. Twenty people enjoyed this special place.  It was last snowshoe of the year for Hike the Highlands and it will be certainly be remembered. Our guide provided us...Read more

Mon 25 Feb 2013 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Clyburn Valley hiking Trail / Hike Nova Scotia / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / snowshoeing Comments Off on Clyburn Valley Snowshoe Hike – Feb 23rd / / / / / / /

Clyburn Valley Snowshoe Hike – Feb 23rd

Fourteen people enjoyed a great snowshoe hike on the Clyburn Valley trail and Highlands Links golf course on Saturday, Feb. 23rd. The above picture was taken on our snowshoe hike from the Nova Scotia webcam at Highlands Links Golf Course, Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  Special thanks to my...Read more