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Old Posted Sep 3, 2018, 3:30 PM
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A little sliver of the city's landscape - walking between the Fort Waldegrave and Lower Battery neighbourhoods. If you live here and end up with mobility issues, you basically have to move. The parking area for these houses is downhill from the red one near the beginning. I spin around so quickly because there was a girl there eating breakfast and didn't want to stick the camera in her face.

Also, Youtube chose this thumbnail on its own. Perfect.

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Old Posted Sep 3, 2018, 3:41 PM
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Went for a nature hike this morning a little north of Cobourg. We are lucky in this area to be in a bit of a transitional zone, between the deciduous Carolinian forest and the mixedwood forests, so you can see standouts of both in close proximity, also a little bit of the Canadian Shield can sneak in from time to time.












Mushrooms absolutely everywhere


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Interesting mix of vegetation in Cobourg. I'm always impressed when I drive up along the 401 from MTL; as soon as you cross the ontarian border, the oaks get bigger, and the vines are lush.

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Now, benefiting from the contact between the Appalachians and the St. Lawrence platform, here's the village of Grande-Vallée (Gaspésie) covered in its September fog.



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Old Posted Sep 8, 2018, 8:43 PM
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Awesome picture. If there's one thing Quebec knows how to do it is churches!

Checked out another interesting spot a little north of Cobourg today. Some rare Black Oak savanna.









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Man, Corner Brook and the Tabletop Mountains of Western Newfoundland look absolutely amazing. They are now on my bucket list.
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It's beautiful, yeah.

There are three main sights I'd recommend:

1. Western Brook Pond - our finest fjord.

Western Brook Pond Fjord, Gros Morne National Park, Western by VisitGrosMorne, on Flickr

2. The Tablelands - exposed mantle rock, can't support plant growth.

Tablelands by Simon Massicotte, on Flickr

3. The Arches - arches.

Arches (1 of 1) by Chris Hawkes, on Flickr
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Whistler's latest attraction is brand new suspension bridge spanning 130 meters (427 feet) on top of the Whistler mountain. The bridge is so massive that it is visible all the way from the valley.





It's a thrilling walk between two ridge tops.



The bridge is made out of strong metal but it does still sway a fair bit when walking across.









We were told that the engineering team will have to assess ice accumulation on the bridge this winter, as there are two active double diamond runs just under it.





Another new attraction is a ledge hanging over the valley floor.







The new suspension bridge is longer than anything in Lower Mainland and it is also one of the highest in the world, being at 2200 meters (7200 feet) above sea level.





Walking in the sky among the clouds.







While at top, it is worth walking down along the service road and check out the legendary snow walls. While impressive in early summer, they tend to melt almost entirely by September. Comparison from our two visits (June vs. September).









Whistler is currently seeing big investments to become a year-round destination and with all the new summer attractions they are getting there. There are still big plans to build a lot of new things and it will be interesting to see it all take place.

Whistler is definitely worth the tip if visiting Vancouver.
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Great pictures Klazu (as always). I always appreciate your contributions.

I've been to Whistler twice. The drive up the Sea-to-Sky Highway is just as spectacular as Whistler itself!!
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Yesterday we hiked from Bauline to Pouch Cove along the White Horse Path.

Bauline is at sea level in a little cove surrounded by especially steep hills. It's intimidating and the trail has a few places with chains and ropes to help you get up.

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Once you're at elevation, you basically stay there for the duration of the hike. There is a bit of very steep up and down, lots of switchbacks, lots of back-against-rock-wall shuffling. The scenery is not as nice as other sections of the East Coast Trail, but the actual experience of hiking it is very fun.















The trail ends in Biscayan (old word for Basque) Cove, a resettled community north of St. John's that is now primarily cabins. It's just north of Pouch Cove.



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Yesterday we hiked from Bauline to Pouch Cove along the White Horse Path.

Bauline is at sea level in a little cove surrounded by especially steep hills. It's intimidating and the trail has a few places with chains and ropes to help you get up.

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The trail ends in Biscayan (old word for Basque) Cove, a resettled community north of St. John's that is now primarily cabins. It's just north of Pouch Cove.

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Very nice, but I couldn't tell from anything here or online, if the trail goes all the way up to the Cape or not? (Cape St. Francis lighthouse). That area is very dramatic.
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Gorgeous pictures and great walk, SignalHillHiker ! Newfoundland is Canada's Norway.

Here are pictures of Saint-Donat, QC. Not the Saint-Donat you may know, located north of Montreal. The **other** Saint-Donat, near Rimouski, in the Bas-Saint-Laurent !


Un beau matin d’automne à St-Donat II by Gino Caron, sur Flickr


À l&#x27;ombre du Mont-Comi by Gino Caron, sur Flickr


Close to Saint-Donat, there's Saint-Fabien-sur-Mer


L’automne à St-Fabien-sur-mer III by Gino Caron, sur Flickr


L&#x27;automne à St-Fabien-sur-mer by Gino Caron, sur Flickr


L’automne à St-Fabien-sur-mer IV by Gino Caron, sur Flickr
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Vernon British Columbia, taken from Rattlesnake Point at Kalamalka Provincial Park, December 25 2018

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