Dianne’s Blog

Follow Dianne Whelan as she films her new adventure film, an homage to forgotten spirits, an ecological pilgrimage and a modern day Canterbury Tales. A 23,000 km journey where story has no boundaries.

Portaging with Grace: Path of the Paddle, The Omimi Trail, September 2017

November 14th, 2017|3 Comments

written by Ann Verrall (co-producer/co-director) When Dee first asked me to be involved in 500 Days it was to do some filming for 3 days in Nova Scotia when passed through on the trail. Now

The Animikii Trail. A tale of thunder, trust and healing

September 12th, 2017|5 Comments

Animikii means thunderbird in Ojibwe. In their mythology they are eagles with supernatural power and strength who fight the underwater spirits. So it seemed a sign of good fortune that thunder shook the sky four

An ending and a beginning. Beacons and ancient water trails

August 27th, 2017|7 Comments

Lake Superior Water Trail. I arrived into Thunder Bay at 2:40am. There was no moon. No stars. But there was a fire. An ancient beacon lit by a friend so I could find my way.

Gichigami

May 29th, 2017|10 Comments

"Maybe everything we need to know we have forgotten, this journey is a search for lost wisdom." If I were  a hobbit who left the shire, the wizards on this journey are the wise grandmothers