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The Wolastoq – St John River and Cross Cultural Conversations

The Wolastoq - St John River The oldest portions of the Trans Canada trail are the water routes. They were the highways of this land for thousands of years and the Wolastoq River in New Brunswick is one of them. In its entirety it is 673km long and weaves through Maine, Quebec and New Brunswick.

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Fundy trails, Yukon readings and the St. John River

Fundy trails On March 31st, at 8am, Meagan McGrath and I departed up the ice and snow covered Coastal trail into the misty realm of the Fundy National Park. The last time we hiked over ice together was at Everest Base Camp. A place where nothing grows and the air has half as much oxygen.

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Trail limbo and Prepping for the Fundy Coastal Trail

Trail limbo For the last two weeks, since mountain bike riding to Woodstock, attempts at returning to the trail have been a series of miscalculated decisions by me. Last week after the presentation in Riverview, I returned to Northern New Brunswick on a day when the sun was shining and just sporadic spots of snow

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Vista Ridge Cottages, Duane, his Drone & Alma, NB

written by Ann Verrall Upon reaching Fundy National Park, Dianne encountered her first obstacle – the park is closed until May. We decided that if she could not continue through it, that we could at least explore the beginning of the park. So I joined Dianne and we headed to the beautiful village of Alma

Vista Ridge Cottages, Duane, his Drone & Alma, NB 2017-11-23T05:57:58-07:00

Fundy Park and an Everest friend

When I finished the Dobson Trail in February I hit my first obstacle in 7 months, Fundy National Park. I am supposed to hike the 68km coastal trail to St Martins but the trail is closed and apparently has never been done in the winter. I have consulted with volunteers with the Fundy Hiking Trail Association, Marc

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Eberhard

For those following along, you may recall it took me 40 days to paddle the the Bras D’or lake in Cape Bretton. I had underestimated the spirit of this inland sea. On the journey I met people on her shores I can only describe as angels, beams of light who opened their hearts to me.

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Time, Fire, Snow and the Dobson Trail.

Prelude: Time Before I begin the story of the trail in New Brunswick, I think it is time to talk about 500 Days. When the idea of this journey was born it needed a name; I knew that it would take a long time, and 500 days sounded like a long time. Now that I am 148

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Helly Hansen and the December dip

One of the nicest gifts I received last fall was a high performance base layer from Helly Hansen.  The line is called, WARM. The description reads,  Professional level warmth and moisture management. I am never interested in the fancy words, what matters is, will it survive Dee. First day out on a snow shoe test run in

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The Generosity of Maritime Small Business

Keltic Quays It is often forgotten that the spine of the Canadian economy are small businesses, unique to their towns and villages. We are grateful to those that offered support to this weary traveler. October 8 & 9 Keltic Quay Cottages, Whycocomagh, NS After 40 day odyssey to paddle the Bras d'Or Lake,

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