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On the Edge

All photos taken on July 10, 2022, during our 36 km. (22.5 miles) bike ride see son L and daughter A in Edmonton. Ever since we got the new E-bikes, we had been saying we should ride into Edmonton to see L & A. It appears the last time we got this adventurous was inContinue reading “On the Edge”

End of an Era

Photos taken on a variety of dates. It is indeed a sad day and the end of an era. After 18 years in business on Whyte Avenue, our favourite restaurant, Langano Skies (Ethiopian cuisine) closed their doors to guests on June 19/22. To continue reading, please click here. Alternatively, click here to go to newContinue reading “End of an Era”

Bridging the Divide

All photos taken on February 28, 2022. Our lethargy and our lack of enthusiasm for walking a long distance on icy sidewalks took us into Edmonton for a short walk today. Parking at the Kinsmen Sports Centre we walked North across the new Walterdale Bridge on the East side and then back South on theContinue reading “Bridging the Divide”

What a Howl!

All photos taken on February 28, 2022. Boredom, malaise, lethargy, whatever you opt to call it, it is a terrible thing. As winter dragged on, Covid sapped a lot of our enthusiasm and recent world events have just about finished us. It was one of those “why bother days” when I suggested we go onContinue reading “What a Howl!”

Winter City Walk

All photos taken on January 5, 2021, during a short walk near Edmonton’s downtown. Trying to break out of our hiking rut this New Year, we opted for a short walk in the Edmonton river valley. At -28C, we doubted the paths would be very crowded. Arriving at the Louise McKinney Park parking lot (freeContinue reading “Winter City Walk”


All photos taken on our short exploratory walk in the Edmonton river valley on January 5, 2021. 5 years ago, the pedestrian bridge between Cloverdale and Riverdale was torn down to make way for a new bridge for the new Valley LRT line. We were amongst the many who walked this bridge frequently on ourContinue reading “Tawatinâ”

And Now For Something Completely Different

NOTE: This post contains slideshows and if you are viewing on your phone is best viewed direct from the SITE, rather than in the READER. All photos taken on October 27, 2021 during our walk in the Riverbend area of Edmonton. Realizing that our forest walk would be kind of the same now that theContinue reading “And Now For Something Completely Different”

Hungary for Langos

All photos taken on August 2, 2021. The July 31/August 1 & 2 weekend was the August long weekend civic holiday (Bank holiday if you are in the U.K. or Ireland). Since 1976, the Edmonton Heritage Festival has been held in Hawrelak Park in the river valley. Since its humble beginnings with 11 Ethno kitchensContinue reading “Hungary for Langos”