Mon 25 Feb 2013 admin Cabot Trail / Cape Breton Island / Photography / Red ISland Hiking Trail / snowshoeing 0 comment / / /

Red Island Trail – Snowshoe Hike, Feb 16th

One of my favorite trails for snowshoeing in the winter is the Red Island Trail at Indian Brook, along the Cabot Trail in Victoria County. Why ?  Because it is nearby, 4km long, but provides you with 3 bodies of water – Barachois River, Atlantic Ocean and MacDonald’s pond and lots of...Read more

Fri 14 Dec 2012 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography 0 comment / / / / / /

Nikon P7700 Review

I thought I would begin this post with a short video of the Nikon P7700 to introduce you to the camera and some of its features. This camera replaces the Nikon P7100, 7000, 6000 and 5000 models. I owned the Nikon P6000 model and used it extensively when hiking as it was easily & quickly...Read more

Wed 28 Nov 2012 admin 2012 Hike the Highlands Festival / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photo Contest / Photography 0 comment / /

Hike the Highlands 2012 Photo Contest Winners

Wow some amazing photographs were submitted at this year’s Hike the Highlands Festival 2012 Photo contest. The quality of the photos keeps getting better each year. There were two ties and several close votes. This year’s contest involved five categories – fauna, flora, humour,...Read more

Tue 04 Sep 2012 admin Digital Compact Cameras / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography / Wally Hayes 0 comment /

10 Photography Tips for Hikers

Here are ten photography tips for hikers from an amateur photographer who enjoys hiking immensely : 1) Carry your photography gear in a daypack with a rain cover. Always carry ziplock bags or dry bags with you to protect your gear inside the pack. Daypacks will get wet even with rain cover usually...Read more

Sat 19 May 2012 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Nature & Landscape Photography / Parks Canada / Photography 0 comment / / / /

Franey Hiking Trail Has Changed

You will notice driving up to Franey Trailhead in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, things have changed. The road is  wider, the parking lot has expanded. The Trailhead has been open and cleaned up. And there is more on Franey hiking trail : a)  1st hill – As you begin the hike you will...Read more