Category Archives: Travel

The result

As mentioned in the previous post (yes, its been a while to follow up), I was waiting on some trains in Brockville. While waiting, railfans who knew more than me, probably because they had scanners, showed up to wait on … Continue reading

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Vimy 101

Throwback Thursday is a thing on the webs and social media. This isn’t. One hundred and one years ago, on April 9th, 1917, in a small snow storm, the Canadian army acted as one unit, not under British rule, to … Continue reading

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Arriving UFO

I gave myself a Christmas present… a Fuji X-Pro2 Graphite edition. It’s an X-Pro2 with a cool look to it. Through some searching and a few other discounts, I got it at a really good deal. I’ve been looking at … Continue reading

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In the corner of some foreign field

In my previous post, I mentioned the corner of a French cemetery housed soldiers from the first world war, and our tour group was able to locate a relative from the group. The Commonwealth Graves Commission has done a fabulous … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

When I went to Belgium and France in April for the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge, I went with a small group. In that group were a brother and sister of an older age that had a … Continue reading

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CP 150 Train

Over the last few weeks, Canadian Pacific railway has been touring the CP150 train across Canada. Consisting of vintage locomotives from the 50s/60s and old-school passenger cars (CP closed down passenger service, as did CN in the 70s, with the … Continue reading

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Dieppe at 75

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe raid by the Canadian army. Very controversial, as to what was achieved, it is none the less, a key point in history. The Canadians were tasked with storming the Dieppe beach, obtaining … Continue reading

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The works

We took in the Lac Leamy fireworks competition last night. Typically, this is an international competition over a number of weeks (Wednesdays and Saturdays) but this year, being the 150th birthday of Canada confederation, it is a Provincial competition this … Continue reading

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To the next adventure

A few days ago was a terrific evening sky. No storm, just puffy clouds and a wonderful sunset. Being in the suburbs, seeing the sun to the horizon wasn’t going to happen, but the sky was still great. A few … Continue reading

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Beaumont Hamel

While in Belgium, we visited the site/memorial of Beaumont Hamel. The Newfoundland regiments signed up to fight for King and Country in a time when they were their own dominion, not yet a part of Canada (not until 1949). They … Continue reading

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