Quarry skating

A new twist to tradition on this year’s trip to Wolfe Island: a pick-up game and skate inside a limestone quarry. Frozen in spite of the relatively mild winter temperatures and protected from the wind by its depth, the quarry was introduced to us by some adventurous locals who were heading out themselves. Click through […]

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On vacation

Summer is prime vacation time, and though I was in Norway not too long ago, I’m already looking forward to our upcoming trip to Westport this August. Growing up, my family rarely took vacations. We’d take trips to see my mom’s relatives in Wisconsin and my dad’s relatives in Germany, but while we often squeezed […]

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Arctic mountaineering

The Lofoten Islands, pitched against Norway’s northwest coast, in the Arctic Circle, are all volcanic crags and pristine lakes and bays, and I’ve found it quite difficult to describe, since coming home, exactly what makes them so special. They are beautiful, but so are many remote and untamed places. They are breathtaking, but mountains and […]

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