Category Archives: winter

NRC 9 m wind tunnel

A trip to Ottawa would not be complete without visiting the National Research Council 9 m wind tunnel research facility.

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Ottawa – a city of contrasts

I was standing on the first nations property on Victoria Island, looking across the Ottawa River toward the imposing building that houses the Supreme Court of Canada. So many contrasting elements here…

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A cold winter night

A cold winter night in Ottawa, standing on the grounds of the Parliament Buildings looking toward the statue of Wilford Laurier, the War of 1812 monument and the Chateau Laurier.

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Ice is nice…

A coating of ice, formed by fog rolling in from the Bay of Fundy

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A bit of winter

If I could paint or sketch I would like to capture the diversity and complexity of nature, especially the things that we overlook or take for granted. Ice, mud, and a bit of grass – there’s a simplicity that belies … Continue reading

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A walk on the beach

One of the life lessons I have learned the hard way is to slow down, and enjoy poking about on a walk on the beach. Maybe it’s more like a lesson relearned as I somewhat doubt that I had any … Continue reading

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Bay of Fundy – Kirk Brook

If you like the ocean and seclusion, the small beach at Kirk Brook is just the ticket. It’s quiet, and there is a whole lot of shoreline to explore at low tide. We took the sort of abandoned section of … Continue reading

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Thumb Hill Creek

I had been meaning to explore the white cliffs that are just to the north of Highway 101 and St. Croix – I found the time to poke about so I did. At first, I thought this was the St. … Continue reading

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The beauty of ice

At the top of a cliff towering over the shoreline, freezing rain and spray from the Bay of Fundy coated trees and bushes with ice in a multitude of patterns.

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French Cross

If you’re driving along French Cross Road in Morden you might have seen this stone cross. If you like the ocean, or history, you might have read the plaque on the cross and did a bit of internet research to … Continue reading

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