Pickings are slim when your movements are limited. Yet if you get into a city park in Canada, you will always find something to photograph. So, with no ideas in mind other than to get some fresh air, I left for a city park. It showed up on my GPS as a fairly big area.

Frog Pond

It turned out to be coverable from side to side in less than 30 minutes. At first that was a bit of a disappointment, but when it started to rain when I got back to the car… silver linings, eh? Smile

Not a day goes by that we don’t get to see some disaster. Not a day goes by that we don’t get to see a nice kitty, bird or other cute animal. Accidents, miracles, forest fires and more. Everything is screaming for our attention and everything leaves everything else in the dust.


When the first (great) pictures of an Iceland volcano eruption flooded the media, everybody was (supposed to be) in awe. Now, several weeks later, the pictures barely show up on the last pages of the newspapers, let alone on online news outlets.

When a government allows itself to restrict your movements, short trips are all you can get. Luckily I now live in a place with beauty very close by. Barely out of town, the vistas open up. It may not be to the liking of any government to move more than a few kilometers away from home, but hey, with no symptoms of anything, nobody getting sick in my surroundings, I can fairly safely say that I don’t carry this particular virus.

Dreamy cove

Driving around in a car, getting out in an open space and staying away from anyone who wants to approach, the risk of catching anything but a headache from my ranting is nil to anyone.

We’re there again. Lockdown. Roughly a year ago, nobody could have imagined that something like this could ever happen. Yet here we are. Lockdown after lockdown, restrictions after restrictions. Some countries even go as far as a full confinement, with no possibility to even leave your home.

Quiet evening

Luckily, Canada has not implemented such restrictions nation-wide. After all, some business must go on, right? At least we can still go out a bit, to get some fresh air.

On vacation, we all tend to go where everyone else goes. It’s so much easier to find those online reactions for good food and good service. The more people go somewhere, the more they talk about it. The more people will be attracted to that place. It seems to be a natural process for everything.

Martinique Beach

Yet, here I am, thinking (again) that there must be more than this. What if I go left where everyone wants us to go right?

6 days 23 hours

You mentioned swimming by one of your photos. I see no one swimming. Can we swim at Fort Whyte? They seem to have a dock o ...

Vernon Cole
13 days 2 hours

I am looking to see if there are any pictures of the original house situated at Munson Park

John Pelechaty
16 days 5 hours

---Great blog once again Henk - enjoyed it very much....

22 days 4 hours

Thanks for that piece of info. I had a hard time seeing that burn inside... :-)

22 days 4 hours

Chiminea. It’s an outdoor wood burning fireplace. I had one but sold it. Replaced with a landmann fireball.

John Pelechaty
1 month 8 days

---Nice blog Henk and impressed that bridge was stress engineered....:-)

Gary Vincent
1 month 15 days

Excellent photos and information

2 months 7 days

Looking forward to seeing your new adventures!

2 months 8 days

Hi, The best time to visit starts around May Long Weekend. Before, most is still frozen or too cold. There is no entrance fee ...

Judy Moffat
2 months 8 days

When is the best time to tour and is there a entrance fee