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.

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

September 12th, 2017|3 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.


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

The Lake Superior water trail

May 1st, 2017|7 Comments

After four  weeks of preparation which has included shipping all the winter gear to my cousin Derm in Winnipeg, finding maps, talking to local guides about the paddle route, filming and acquainting myself with the