Saturday, June 6, 2015

Still not dead

Hey everyone, its been a while since I not only posted but promised you an update. I'll be quite honest, my career (and being an adult), just kept me too busy last year to keep up with the outdoor pursuits I love. It wasn't all bad though, because I was so busy with work I earned enough money to go to Spain... for two months! 

Me in Valencia during las fallasphoto credit Alex Squires

Shortly after I got back from Spain, the Nova Scotian Provincial Government axed the incentive to the film industry (where I work) effectively sending the fast majority of the film work available in Nova Scotia else where. I'm not going to lie its been heart breaking to see a thriving industry taken down by ignorance and misinformation, but now I am one of many film professionals fighting to stay in the province I call home. This said I have no real excuse to not fill my free time with the outdoor activities that keep me sane and healthy.

Doing my part at the NS Film Jobs Rally in Halifax NS.
Photo credit unknown

I have already started jogging this summer to make my self more competitive for this summers adventure races. I also intend to do a lot more paddling and cycling to supplement my usual backpacking adventures. Getting back into bouldering is still very high on my list as well but I am still recovering from a shoulder injury. However with the opening of Seven Bays (a bouldering cafe!) just down the street from me, I have little excuse to not at least try.

I am going to try something new with the blog. Apparently I'm not very good at sharing my personal story, but I do feel excited  about sharing my experiences (if that makes any sense). So I think I am going to move away from posting long verbose posts about my exploits, and try to focus on posts that you, the readers may find useful. I will start doing more reviews, not just on gear but on trails and businesses as well. I think everyone will agree this will be a much better use of this blog. The end goal (and I emphasize "goal") is to try and publish one post a week, This should provide a healthy variety of content that I hope readers enjoy.

Hopefully you guys look forward to some new content. I am definitely looking forward to the adventures that make that content possible.

See you out there!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Not dead.

That's right folks, I'm not dead. To be honest, my absence as been do to a lack of adventure (cue boos). That said I have been pursuing my professional career (which allows me to pursue my adventures). That said professional life has been awesome but I will save those stories for my other blog (

However my life hasn't been completely boring I managed to get a trip to Toronto where I hiked with an old friend and did some zip lining, I enjoyed a ton of fishing around beautiful Nova Scotia, and I am currently traveling in Spain... For the next two months!

This trip to Spain is one of the reasons that I was so consumed profesionaly but I managed to pull it off financially. I am currently staying in Logrono, a small city in the north of Spain. It is the capital of the Antonimous Community of Spain, Rioja. The weather is warm. Between 0 and 10 degrees Celsius, but is forcasted to go up to low teens at the end of the week.

I ventured about yesterday, exploring and finding the lay of the land. I wandered through parts of old town with towering cathedrals and newer shopping districts with hidden markets. I am going to leave the details for later mostly because I'm not quite sure of them my self, but I look forward to exploring this city in further detail.

I appologize for the lack of detail but I need something to post about later. This is only the beginning of the resurrection. Tune into the next post for some adventure!

PS. Reviews to come. "Of what?" You ask! Gear, services, locations and food! You'll just have to keep checking back to find out!