A Weekend Escape to Niagara Falls, The Good Earth and a Really Nice Hat


Just catching up after a nice weekend away in Niagara Falls. Living in Toronto, we’ve been many times and each season has it’s perks. The mist is cool in the summer, the icicles are stunning in the winter, Niagara Parks plants amazing gardens in the Spring. In Autumn it’s the gorgeous colours in the changing […]

Kinmount Farmer’s Market


As the last stop on our month long road trip, we are cottaging (cottage is a verb in Canada) near Kinmount Ontario. ¬†Normally we bring all our groceries from Toronto but because we’ve been away that just wasn’t possible this year. What a pleasant surprise to find most of what we need at the the […]

project 365: week twenty nine: July 16th, 2011 – July 22nd, 2011


July 16th, 2011 Rebecca and I on the porch of my Great Grandmother’s house in Oak Point New Brunswick along the St John River Valley.  The house has certainly seen better days. July 17th, 2011 Family portrait in front of the Oak Point light house taken by Rebecca’s 11 year old 3rd cousin Alexander. July […]

project 365: week twenty eight: July 9th, 2011 – July 15th, 2011

July 9th, 2011 We arrive on Grand Manan, an Island in New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy.  Rebecca throws rocks at Stanley Beach with Flagg’s cove and North Head in the back ground. July 10th, 2011 Abandoned Smoking Sheds in Seal Cove Grand Manan. July 11th, 2011 Rebecca on the Seal Cove Beach.  Possibly the best […]

Oh My Dulse! Eating Locally in Grand Manan New Brunswick


Grand Manan is actually a pretty prosperous place despite its isolation, general rusticness and the collapse of the herring industry in the 1990’s.¬† The smoking sheds of Seal Coveare in disrepair and the sardine packing plants converted into bed & breakfasts and lobster trap storage and are now a UNESCO world heritage site.¬† These days […]