I do not understand what possesses grown adults to put a boat in the water before the crack of dawn to catch fish, let alone go into a competition with others to do so. All that effort just to weigh the fish, and then put them back in the water. I would at least keep a few of the good ones for a nice lunch or dinner. When I went to cover this year’s bass tournament send off at the crack of dawn — with suitable amounts of coffee brought along — I gained an appreciation of why one might want to do so. The aboveRead More →

I took this photo during a recent trip to the Lake George, New York area, in Bolton Landing. What caught my eye wasn’t just the lake, or the mountains, but this duo on paddle boards. A father and son (assumed) just paddling away on a lake, with mountains all around them. Why? Why not?Read More →

On the Sunday of Thanksgiving Weekend we took the family up to the Gatineau Hills to sight-see the fall colours. We also wanted to check out Kingsmere, the estate of former Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie-King. The trip itself was great. Beautiful scenery; nice weather; well-groomed walking trails. This is a real treasure in the Ottawa-area. The problem was the getting to and coming home from Quebec. Not Quebec itself mind you, but the roads in Ottawa to get there. The quickest way to get to the Gatineau Hills is via Autoroute 5 in Quebec. The quickest way to get to Autoroute 5 in OttawaRead More →