Category: Blog Posts

Canadian Sunrise – Photo Friday #5

I’m not really a morning person, but this past summer I found myself needing to wake up early for work and thankfully for my troubles, almost every day I was rewarded with an absolutely stunning sunrise. The lake, the big skies, the rolling forested hills, and of course the vibrant colours brought by the rising sun made this the perfect setting to start my day.

Spruce Bog Boardwalk Trail Guide – Algonquin Provincial Park

Spruce Bog Boardwalk Trail, located in Algonquin Provincial Park, is an easy, wheelchair accessible 1.4 km (0.87 mi) loop that follows a well maintained wooden boardwalk through a northern spruce bog and wooded area. This trail provides excellent opportunities for bird-watching and photography, and is the perfect place to enjoy a slow paced nature walk with younger children and seniors.

Illusions of Time (Vsauce)

In this video, Illusions of Time, the host Michael (Vsauce) dives deep into the concept of time, and how we as humans perceive it in different aspects of our life. It’s about 30 minutes in length, but well worth the watch as there are numerous moments within it where you question how you are choosing to live your life, and how the choices you make are crucial to getting the most out of your time on this planet.

Kata Noi, Phuket, Thailand – Photo Friday #4

Aside from the obvious spectacular scenery, I love this picture because it brings back a flood of memories; the smell of the ocean, the gentle whispering breeze, and the warmth and silence of the setting sun. Thailand is a special place, and I can’t help but look at this photo and wish I was there once again.

Waterloo Pioneers Memorial Tower – Kitchener, Ontario

The Waterloo Pioneers Memorial Tower is an 18.9 m (62 ft.) tall stone tower constructed in 1926 to commemorate the original Pennsylvanian-German pioneer settlers who arrived in what is now Waterloo Region between 1800 and 1803. It is located along the banks of the Grand River in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, just over a 1-hour from Toronto.

Lookout Trail Guide – Algonquin Provincial Park

The Lookout Trail, located in Algonquin Provincial Park, is a moderate to difficult 2.1 km loop that features a sweeping scenic lookout, large rock outcrop, and well-maintained forested path. Despite its relatively short length, this trail can pose a challenge for some due to is steep incline, and elevation gain. At a moderate pace, the hike can be completed in less than 1 hour.

The Canada / United States Border – Photo Friday #3

Much of the border between Canada and the United States looks just like the area in photo below: a ditch beside the road, or a long clearing of trees. The border between these two nations is not only the longest international border in the world, (8,890 km, 5524 mi) but it’s also the longest undefended one. The only way to actually tell you’re entering an entirely different country is by the colour difference of the pavement, and the white pillars which mark the exact boundary line.

2020: Year In Review

To mark the end of the year, I put together a brief overview of 2020: what I did, where I went, my top posts, and the overall statistics of the website and blog. You’ll also find a list of my favourite blogs and channels of the year, and links to their respective pages.

Thank You for 1000 Views!

Happy Monday everyone! Recently, Seeking Saudades surpassed 1000 total views! I’m incredibly grateful to all those who have taken the time out of their day to stop by to read, like, comment, share or follow this website and blog. It has been a pleasure… Continue Reading “Thank You for 1000 Views!”

Algonquin Highlands, Ontario, Canada – Photo Friday #2

This week I’ve chosen a picture that was taken from an unmarked trail and lookout in the Algonquin Highlands, located just south of Algonquin Provincial Park in central Ontario, Canada in July of 2020. For those looking to get out and explore next year, this region of Ontario offers some of the best hiking, swimming, camping, sight seeing, boating and more in the entire province.

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