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Tranquility on Meech Lake

Tranquility - tran·quil·li·ty or tran·quil·i·ty (tr ng-kw l -t , tr n-). n. The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity. That is the best way to describe my evening paddle on Meech Lake, found in the Chelsea sector of Gatineau Park, 20 minutes from Ottawa.  With life at an all time hectic pace, I head out … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: Kayak Certification at Meech Lake

It’s that time of year again when I can’t wait to get out on the water!  Have been out a few times already, but the water it still too cold for a swim! This photo was taken last year during a sunny weekend – perfect for a Kayak safety and certification course.  You never know … Continue reading

Le Nordik Scandinavian Spa – the perfect way to unwind

Le Nordik Scandinavian Spa in Chelsea Quebec – a marvellous winter treat! Winter in Ottawa is special for so many reasons, and the short drive to le Nordik, a Scandinavian spa not far from the heart of Ottawa is one of them!  Le Nordik Spa en nature is nestled into the hills in Gatineau Park. … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland – Gatineau Park, Quebec, Canada Sleigh bells ring, are you listening, In the lane, snow is glistening. A beautiful sight, We’re happy tonight… Walking in a winter wonderland…….

Waiting for the snow to fall

Waiting for the snow to fall – Gatineau Park To buy a ski pass or to not buy a ski pass…this is the question we ponder as we sit in Starbucks, contemplating the weather forecast and lack of snowfall.  The deadline to buy discounted season ski passes for Gatineau Park’s 200 kms of groomed trails … Continue reading

Le Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau – UCI 1.1 Women’s Road Racing

Le Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau is back – and with the 2012 London Olympics just around the corner, it promises to be an exciting event!  Gatineau will be hosting the biggest women’s road race in Canada – an event not to be missed as the women compete over 134 km on a closed circuit loop. … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: sunset at Meech Lake, Gatineau Park

We are surrounded by beauty.  Taken while kayaking on Meech Lake in Gatineau Park, I am reminded of how lucky we are in Ottawa to have such beauty so close to home. For more photos from Gatineau Park – click here. Happy Monday morning.

Postcard from Gatineau Park: cross country skiing

Winter has finally come – the snow is here!  Gatineau Park is full of skiers, smiles brimming from ear to ear!  I got out for my second ski of the season, running into friends all over the park.  With the sun shining in the morning, made for some great winter time pictures.  Can’t wait to … Continue reading

A Walk in the Woods – Gatineau Park

Cross country skiers in the Outaouais are collectively holding their breath for snow, but for now, a walk in the woods in Gatineau Park will have to suffice. It is the first season since I first started to buy a season’s pass to ski in Gatineau Park that I have not been out skiing before … Continue reading

Kayak Camping adventures in Lac La Peche

Seaweed – oh how I dislike the slimy feel of seaweed rubbing up against my legs.  The thought of the unknown lurking in the waters below.  Perhaps this is the result of an overactive childhood memory flashing back at me – but it was the seaweed keeping me from jumping into the water with my … Continue reading

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