Category Archives: TOURING

NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL

Unbelievable news out of Paris! Notre Dame cathedral has gone up in flames. Below is a rough sketch of the cathedral I made back in the day when I was backpacking through Europe and couldn’t afford a camera. At least … Continue reading

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GOLAN HEIGHTS

The Golan Heights have jumped back into the news the last few days. VINEYARD BELOW THE GOLAN HEIGHTS  Today the Golan Heights is a centre of viticulture and the region is now better known for its wine than for its … Continue reading

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. SECOND CLASS WASH HOUSE, GROSSE ISLE, QUEBEC An image from a less happier time, the second class wash house served immigrants forcibly quarantined on Grosse Isle in the St. Lawrence. Thousands of Irish did not survive … Continue reading

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ST. DAVID’S DAY

Happy St. David’s Day to all my Welsh friends. KAYAKS ON LAKE VYRNWY HIKING MEMORIES OF WALES CHIRK CASTLE GARDENS, WELSH MARCHES

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HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. YAD VASHEM CATTLE CAR MEMORIAL, JERUSALEM

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FEAST OF SAINT STEPHEN

Today is the 26th of  December, or Boxing Day throughout most of the Anglosphere.  It is also celebrated as the Feast of St. Stephen in many Christian jurisdictions and features prominently in my favourite Christmas carol, Good King Wenceslas.  Stoning … Continue reading

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SPITFIRE

Sad news out of Yellowstone today. Wolf 926F, otherwise known as “Spitfire” of the Lamar valley pack, was shot outside the perimeter of the park.   This incident recalls my encounter with a member of the pack during my last visit … Continue reading

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BOSOX WIN!!

Last night, the Boston Red Sox won the 2018 World Series in Los Angeles. Congratulations to the BoSox!! They are a talented team that will be contending for years to come.  However, I’m a little disappointed as I was hoping … Continue reading

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FALL CRUISE

I participated in a fall cruise from Montreal to Boston with stops along the St. Lawrence, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New England.  MS ROTTERDAM Our ship was the MS Rotterdam of the Holland America Line. VIEW OF MONTREAL … Continue reading

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THE GREEN MONSTER

Today is the start of the American League Championship series between the Boston Red Sox  and the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. Last weekend while visiting Boston, I was fortunate to take a tour of  historic Fenway, the oldest park … Continue reading

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