Lake Agnes Canada

Lake Agnes Canada Last week, we posted about our serene walk around Lake Louise. After we checked out Lake Louise, we also did the “moderate” walk up to Mirror Lake, Agnes Lake, and to Agnes Lake Teahouse. Let me describe some of my symptoms to you during this walk: Dizzy spells, to the point of tipping over […]

Johnston Canyon Canadian Rockies

Johnston Canyon Canadian Rockies We planned two weeks vacation in Banff during summer this year. We had lofty ideas of hiking, exercising, and swimming (that’s me – North Nomad thought I had moments of insanity swimming in the Merced River in Yosemite and its surrounds). Basically, getting back into being fit and healthy people. The […]

Wet Weather Activities in Banff

Wet Weather Activities in Banff When I thought of Summer in Banff, images of swimming in lakes of aquamarine, and hiking through snow-capped mountains with the sun on my face, and elk  grazing in the distance came to mind. When we arrived in Banff, we realised that it can rain or snow in any season. […]

Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Texas

  We saw a heart-warming display of  human kindness and empathy in Palo Duro Canyon in Texas. With over 30 miles of hiking, biking, and horse tracks to choose from, on this occasion we hiked the Lighthouse Trail. It’s a two hour, one way, moderate hike. The website comes with the ominous warning for this hike: […]

Evergreen Brickworks – Toronto, Canada

I don’t know if Toronto was always a densely packed urban jungle, or if that is the influence of residential construction and condo living in recent years. But when compared to cities like Sydney and San Francisco, I’ve noticed how thick the urbanisation is in Toronto. The condo skyline reminds me of New York’s, and the […]