Category Archives: recreation

Batawa – a bit of Op Connection

Op Connection I really enjoy covering and participating in events that are sanctioned under Operation Connection, a Canadian Forces wide initiative, directed by the Chief of Defence Staff, intended to bring dividends to the organization and increase public knowledge of … Continue reading

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A vanishing Ontario

Situated on Lake Ontario, the Deseronto Marina was at one time a popular boating destination, but now is just another piece of Ontario that is quietly fading away. Deseronto was at one time a thriving timber exporting and ship building … Continue reading

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Winter Water – Bata Island

The actual name of the Island is in dispute as it is known as Bata Island, Sill Island, and Sills Island. I’m leaning toward Sills Island as it is just upstream of Sills Island Generating Station, Ontario Power Generation’s second … Continue reading

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A winter wonderland

  A pretty scene with pristine snow, clear skies and a beautiful river. At the same time, it’s a recipe for disaster as clear skies and snow usually equate to cold weather which can easily lead to hypothermia or frostbite. … Continue reading

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Long John and Smokey – Batawa

Up we go and down we go – repeat as required… In this case, it’s up on the North Star quad chair and down on Smokey and Long John – two of the nine runs at Batawa Ski Hill. Images … Continue reading

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The lift – Batawa

The North Star quad chair lift in operation at Batawa Ski Hill. Images by Katherine © 2013 CKB

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Batawa – night skiing

A look at the runs from the bottom of the hill…   And here’s what it looks like from the top of the hill… Images by Katherine © 2013 CKB

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Batawa – as daylight fades

An overcast day, falling snow, low light and fast paced action – this is pretty much the ultimate combination that makes photography very difficult – especially when you are hand holding your camera, shooting at long focal lengths and are … Continue reading

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A walk past a rock

The title sounds better than a trudge through the snow past an old grist mill grindstone. I am such a geek. Images by Katherine © 2013 CKB

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Snowboard dance

Things are getting really busy at Batawa Ski Hill as they prepare for the opening of the hill for skiing and snow boarding. The snow grooming machine is ready to go and the left technicians are ensuring the the chair … Continue reading

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