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Walking on thin ice

Stay off the ice… Video © 2012 CKB

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I know better

I spend a lot of time out doors – I enjoy the power and beauty of nature, but at the same time I respect it, take only measured risks and am prepared. I don’t venture onto the water, out in … Continue reading

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Pretty with a punch

There is a new addition to my key chain – along with the MEC thermometer, handcuff key, whistle and strobe light I now carry a pretty pink canister of pepper spray. I have an larger version on my back pack, … Continue reading

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Monkey says: wear your helmet

A public service announcement from Railway Monkey – it’s cool to wear your helmet when you ski, board, cycle, climb or play contact sports…

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Between the lines

One of the roads that I travel on crosses three train track – two for Canadian National and one for Canadian Pacific. There’s maybe 40 feet between the sets of tracks – perfect for cursing or enjoying the trains going … Continue reading

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Poor little bear

I was taking some pictures of a seldom used section of a rail line when I came across a very tangible reminder that trains are best viewed from a distance. Poor little bear met his demise when he was run … Continue reading

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Glen Miller dam

This is one of those places – one of those places that looks really cool but for some reason I’ve just never had the opportunity to stop and look at. So… I did. This dam can be seen from both … Continue reading

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Bata Island

Bata Island, properly called Sill Island is a small island in the Trent River, just north of Frankford. The island is approximately .75 km long by about 1.5 – 2 km wide. The island is interesting in itself as a … Continue reading

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Damn cold

It was damn cold at the dam at Trent Severn lock four. This is a remotely controlled combined hydro and river control dam, one of the few that you can walk across to get to the corresponding lock. For your … Continue reading

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Healey Falls Generating Station

Adjacent to to Trent Severn locks 15 – 17, the Healey Falls Generating Station is one of those places that the owners would rather you stayed away from. I’m fascinated by hydro electric power stations and took a good look … Continue reading

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