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A Right Nice Paddle: Ocean Pond to Markland Bridge

In July, we paddled a route that was new to all three of us. We began in Ocean Pond and then used the Hodges River to transition over to the Whitborne pond Circuit and then we finished by taking the … Continue reading

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World Premiere: OMD and the School of Drag

Welcome. Thanks for joining me as I premiere my short film about OMD and the joys of portaging on our “River with Two Names” expedition in August of 2019. The film is called OMD and The School of Drag. It … Continue reading

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Making the List: 90 Great Canadian Explorers

I am humbled once again to be recognized by the Royal Canadian Geographic Society by my inclusion in their 90 Greatest Canadian Explorers List. Of course, whenever a list is made, many noteworthy, awesome, & deserving folks are left off … Continue reading

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Revisiting an Adventurous Decade Countdown 2019: Pretty Big Walk and River with Two Names

To finish off this countdown, (which has been pretty darn fun to do–thanks for coming along), I’ll leave you with two expeditions from the past year. Our climb of Yala Peak, occurred during our Pretty Big Walk expedition in April … Continue reading

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Revisiting an Adventurous Decade Countdown 2018: How Paddling North is Like Climbing Everest and 2.5 Million Paddle Strokes

Happy New Year! Since I didn’t quite manage to get the countdown completed before the new year dawned (oh well-it was more fun to ski than stare at my laptop), here is 2018’s entry. With a 90-day expedition that year, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2020! Every Moment is New

The year has just turned to 2020…what a lovely odometer year! Those who have followed me for awhile know that I am a fan of odometer moments. Turns out that I have several posts that explain this love of mine. … Continue reading

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Team #Skiarail Goes Coast to Coast to Completion

My friend, Heather, wrote to say she likes to play, “Where in the world is TA?” She said, “I know you could be anywhere.” Well, Heather-you might be surprised that I am not that far from home but a world … Continue reading

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The #SkiARail Team Heads West

Marian and I are sitting on a train bound for Toronto and we are wearing longjohns. We’re sweltering a bit but the ski we had this afternoon on Mont Royal was worth it. The sun was shining, the trail grooming … Continue reading

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Lungta Livyers #19: Pressing Pause

As you may remember, Lungta is the name of prayer flags in Tibet and Nepal. Lungta means “Windhorse” and refers to how the wind can carry the prayers that are printed on the prayer flags into the universe. Livyer is … Continue reading

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Lungta Livyers #18: Home and Away Again

Happy New Year, When we left in August, we had no idea where we would be for either Christmas or New Year’s. Turns out that we spent them in St. John’s but not at home. We rented out our house … Continue reading

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Lungta Livyers #17 Lions, Monkeys, and Bees Oh My

We arrived in Sri Lanka 3 days ago (our 7th country in 4 months) and we’ve learned to heed the warning signs. We visited the Dambulla Caves yesterday and as we were walking down the trail towards the Golden Buddha, … Continue reading

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Lungta Livyers #16: Elephants and Eating–Adventures Big and Small in Thailand

People who knew me when, when I had my last full year sabbatical leave in 2001-02, might remember that the last time I was in Thailand, I spent some weeks volunteering at an elephant sanctuary for injured, retired, or orphaned … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 28.65923 Longitude: 84.58374 GPS location Date/Time: 11/14/2017 01:20:16 NST Message: Lungta Livyers: TA & Marian are adventuring amid prayer flags. Check the map to see where they are hanging out Click the link below to see … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 28.58633 Longitude: 84.64176 GPS location Date/Time: 11/12/2017 05:49:24 NST Message: Lungta Livyers: TA & Marian are adventuring amid prayer flags. Check the map to see where they are hanging out Click the link below to see … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 28.51660 Longitude: 85.08787 GPS location Date/Time: 11/06/2017 07:11:06 NST Message: Lungta Livyers: TA & Marian are adventuring amid prayer flags. Check the map to see where they are hanging out Click the link below to see … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 28.39351 Longitude: 84.89593 GPS location Date/Time: 11/02/2017 09:37:17 NDT Message: Lungta Livyers: TA & Marian are adventuring amid prayer flags. Check the map to see where they are hanging out Click the link below to see … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 28.29522 Longitude: 84.90401 GPS location Date/Time: 11/01/2017 07:46:25 NDT Message: Lungta Livyers: TA & Marian are adventuring amid prayer flags. Check the map to see where they are hanging out Click the link below to see … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 28.05798 Longitude: 84.81926 GPS location Date/Time: 10/30/2017 10:13:59 NDT Message: Lungta Livyers: TA & Marian are adventuring amid prayer flags. Check the map to see where they are hanging out Click the link below to see … Continue reading

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Lungta Livyers #15 In the Bardo

We arrived back to Kathmandu from Paro, Bhutan yesterday morning after three days of trip endings and events. We had a wonderful celebration lunch with our trek organizers in Sephu at the National park office just below the trailhead where … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 27.56913 Longitude: 90.31536 GPS location Date/Time: 10/23/2017 02:46:08 NDT Message: Lungta Livyers: TA & Marian are adventuring amid prayer flags. Check the map to see where they are hanging out Click the link below to see … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 27.73092 Longitude: 90.31995 GPS location Date/Time: 10/21/2017 06:52:23 NDT Message: Lungta Livyers: TA & Marian are adventuring amid prayer flags. Check the map to see where they are hanging out Click the link below to see … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 27.82948 Longitude: 90.29165 GPS location Date/Time: 10/20/2017 06:56:59 NDT Message: Lungta Livyers: TA & Marian are adventuring amid prayer flags. Check the map to see where they are hanging out Click the link below to see … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 27.93478 Longitude: 90.24505 GPS location Date/Time: 10/19/2017 05:00:09 NDT Message: Lungta Livyers: TA & Marian are adventuring amid prayer flags. Check the map to see where they are hanging out Click the link below to see … Continue reading

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