Haroldtown Conservation Area

A couple weeks back, I was on vacation while the rest of the family was either at work or daycare, so I thought I’d visit Haroldtown Conservation Area for some mountain biking and hiking to test out a new camera. After going over the handlebars on a steep rocky section of trail, I decided to…

Snowshoeing in Millbrook Valley Trails

Back in February after a heavy snowfall, I took my oldest son snowshoeing in Millbrook. Until then, he’d only played with the snowshoes in the backyard. He was actually quite good at it, and only took a tumble when he was showing off or tried to run. We probably spent 2 hours hiking around and…

Victoria Day Hike in Millbrook

A couple weeks back on Victoria Day, I took the boys for a morning hike to Millbrook Conservation Area and for a stroll down the completely torn up main street. I brought along the Nikon F3 and a roll of Rollei CN 200 film. We slow walked the trails and took time exploring. It got…

Algonquin Park in the Autumn

This is a trip that I have always wanted to do, but could never really find the time. With all that has been going on in the past year, I made the executive decision to just go. I picked an extra long weekend near the end of September when the fall colours would be at…

Camping at Warsaw Caves Conservation Area

Last weekend, a couple close friends and I went camping at Warsaw Caves Conservation Area near Peterborough. We spent a better part of the afternoon hiking around and shooting some photos. Sadly, we didn’t actually make it to the caves themselves… maybe next time. Check out my buddy Mike’s blog post on the same trip…

Photo of the Week: Week 40

This past week I started my short 3 week stint on parental leave while my wife is out in Victoria, B.C. working on her Masters degree. I had my mom come stay with me for a couple days while I got things organized and into a routine. With my 4 year old in school, we…

Photo of the Week: Week 34

Today we decided to take the kids up to Silent Lake Provincial Park just south of Bancroft, Ontario. We’ve been there a bunch of times before and it’s always been a blast. It’s a relatively small, unknown park with a couple of decent beaches. We had a picnic lunch, went on a small hike and…