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.

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

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

The Voyageur Trail. From Blind River to Lake Superior

April 5th, 2017|3 Comments

I learned at the very beginning of this journey in Newfoundland, the harder the rock, the kinder the people. And so it is in Northern Ontario. In these small towns, word still travels faster then internet

Laughing Water’s, a frontier tent & 31.7km of the Voyageur Trail

February 10th, 2017|8 Comments

The Great Trail APP shows the route, km and elevation written by Ann Verrall The first section of Dianne’s journey on the Voyageur Trail passed through Mississauga First Nation territory. This relatively short