I have a habit that I have not completely decided if it is a problem… yet. It results in lots of great photos, hours of video footage, heaps of social-media ready content, and nary a missed moment. It also results in a sore back, full hands, and often being the guy standing back recording the action rather than fully participating. The maybe-a-problem is that I usually carry multiple cameras on vacation. Actually, while these days I’m often lugging a dSLR with multiple lens, an action camera (like a GoPro) with a video stabilizer, and a smartphone (for snapshots or panoramas, and because it’s a phone), I only occasionally doubt the practicality of this approach. After all there are some pros…

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So desperately am I looking forward to two things: being able to travel further than my neighbourhood and the now-six-month-old puppy being able to tackle a long hike. Adventure journal. The spring is being generous to us this year. Last year (and I remember this specifically because it was the first couple weeks of local lockdown and I was keenly aware of the weather and the time I spent outside because of being stuck at home) we had a slow, wet March melt. The snow lingered. The ice slipped up the sidewalks. Regular dustings of snow teased a late spring. And I didn’t yet have a six month old puppy who needed long daily walks. I live in a city…

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