Slow Adventures

October 13, 2009

Hello again,

In this post, I will attempt to explain my absence over the last several months and give a sort of recap of what’s been happening around here.

This blog is about adventures, photography and my relationship with nature.  Sometimes these are exciting times on fast moving rivers, and sometimes they’re stimulating hikes to the top of a mountain.  But sometimes, as is the case in the following post, adventures unfold so slowly that the excitement disguises itself as contentment, or a feeling of accomplishment…  and harvest time has brought my summer’s adventure to light.

The slow adventure of gardening

We moved in during the week of my birthday (June 29) so I didn’t get my garden in until very late.  I did get started on June 30th.

June 30th:

I selected the garden plot, and rented a tiller…

Garden Plot
Garden Plot

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Patapedia River

(Kedgwick and the Restigouche too!)

May 21-25, 2009

The Crew

The Patapedia Crew

We started out in Fredericton with a crew of six.  We loaded up the trailer with our packs and canoes in the hot spring sun and headed North.  We drove for four  hours to a campsite in Kedgwick where we stopped for the night by the river.

Patapedia River Sunrise

Patapedia River Sunrise

In the morning we got up and headed literally around the corner to where our journey began: André Arpin’s place – Canoe Restigouche.  There we met our skilled guide, Roland.  We got back in the truck and drove on the back roads now for another hour and a half.  The road itself was in good shape, but the recent wind storm had knocked down many trees that bullied us to one side of the road or the other.

Road Less Traveled

Road Less Traveled

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Patapedia (Continued)

On to the Kedgwick River

Once we got back to Arpin’s we rendezvoused with Kathleen and Patrick who would be joining us for the Kedgwick portion of the trip.  We reloaded te trailer with four canoes and all of our gear and all seven of us piled into the Land Cruiser and once again, hit the dusty trails.

Reload

Reload

Roland's Fluffy Companions

Roland's Fluffy Companions

Close Quarters

Close Quarters

Our put in site on the Kedgwick River was at the Kedgwick Forks, where there was a spacious loading area. Read the rest of this entry »

photo of the day

March 3, 2009

Blue House, Ecuador 2002 - Paul Maybee

Blue House, Ecuador 2002 - Paul Maybee

This photo is of a house in Ecuador I took while there for 3 months in 2002.  I went there after my first year of University to stay with my brother, Dave, who lived there at the time.  This photo was taken in the South end of Quito city near where we lived.  It is near the clover-leaf traffic circle on the way out of town.  For more photos of my trip to Ecuador, visit my Flickr site.