Category Archives: Outdoors

30walks: White Point

Last week I drove down to Ingonish and Neil’s Harbour. I stopped in Ingonish at Salty Rose’s and then in Neil’s Harbour to visit a friend who is in the nursing home there. Those were the main reasons for my … Continue reading

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30walks: Johnson Lake

Well, my 30walks project sat on the back burner for a bit there, but now I’m ready to get back into it! (These pictures were taken April 25th, so that’s why there is snow. I’ll have to go back to … Continue reading

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glory in the green-ness

Well! It was quite the weekend! Nothing crazy and dramatic, really, but just some much-needed time at home. Saturday I spent a good six hours outside in the garden. Adam’s folks came over and they helped us save a limb … Continue reading

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garden advice needed: soil to fill the box?

Well, now, that’s obviously not what’s supposed to go there! Soon I’ll be getting this big larch wood planter box out onto the lawn and I’ll be looking to fill it with soil. I’d love advice on the best way to … Continue reading

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a walk behind the gaelic college, in springtime

This first picture, above, was taken last week on the MacKillop Road right behind the Gaelic College. Below is the same spot, yesterday: So it’s really great to be able to walk here on my lunch breaks! As you know … Continue reading

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30walks

Well, here it is. The day has come! My 30th birthday. 30 is that age. Not in your twenties anymore! Some folks say your thirties are the best decade of your life, but when you’re actually the one turning thirty, it’s a … Continue reading

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thoughts from the storm

    The big three-day storm we just had knocked me for a loop! That, and the fact that I was sick with a cold all during it, too. And, the fact that classes at school end in three weeks… that … Continue reading

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four simple goals // “move more” update

My doctor once said to me, “The medication you take is great for your anxiety, but for the mild depression you sometimes experience, really, exercise is just as good as this medication.” That was one of those things a person says … Continue reading

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happiness is a frozen lake

A few days ago, my friend Jocelyn Bethune posted some wonderful photos on her Facebook wall, that Simone Carmichael had taken. I shared one of them in the Dream Big Facebook group, and after that Jocelyn wrote to me to … Continue reading

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where is your “spot”?

Chances are there is at least one place on Cape Breton Island where you go and you feel connected to the island, where you love to gaze out over the horizon, take a deep breath, and listen to the silence. … Continue reading

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