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Luna’s Offbeat Adventures-Episode VII

Hi everyone! My name is Luna and I’m a very active and curious Labradoodle. I love to follow my dad on his history exploration adventures, so he decided to put a camera on me to record what I see while we’re hiking. It’s in its armoured housing, so the audio is muffled, the harness doesn’t always stay in the right spot and the GoPro can’t always compensate for my movements, so there are no awards for sound and cinematography here (seriously, it’s very shaky at times). It’s just raw, minimally edited video.

This episode took us to one of my dad’s favourite spots, Orient Bay, Ontario. We actually filmed Episode I (https://youtu.be/0XhbXTwkUd8) just to the north of this area back in May. This adventure was a little different than our usual explorations since we were not biking, but rather walking and there to do some drone flying; the views of Orient Bay and the cliffs of the Pijitawabik Palisades are amazing! It was a warm day, so I even went for a little swim.

Enjoy!

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Luna’s Offbeat Adventures-Episode V

Hi everyone! My name is Luna and I’m a very active and curious Labradoodle. I love to follow my dad on his history exploration adventures, so he decided to put a camera on me to record what I see while we’re hiking. It’s in its armoured housing, so the audio is muffled, the harness doesn’t always stay in the right spot and the GoPro can’t always compensate for my movements, so there are no awards for sound and cinematography here (seriously, it’s very shaky at times). It’s just raw, minimally edited video.

This episode took us to one of the more interesting spots on the railway line just south of the communities of Macdiarmid/Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek, ON. The 1058-foot Macdiarmid or Jumbo’s Cove Tunnel is one of the longest in eastern Canada and we’ve been here several times. You’ll see me travel the grade from near the Postagoni River north to and through the tunnel. The tunnel is pretty long and dark! You can check out the video my dad made for his video series on the line here: https://youtu.be/cN3JF9uEyaE

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Luna’s Offbeat Adventures-Episode IV

Hi everyone! My name is Luna and I’m a very active and curious Labradoodle. I love to follow my dad on his history exploration adventures, so he decided to put a camera on me to record what I see while we’re hiking. It’s in its armoured housing, so the audio is muffled, the harness doesn’t always stay in the right spot and the GoPro can’t always compensate for my movements, so there are no awards for sound and cinematography here (seriously, it’s very shaky at times). It’s just raw, minimally edited video.

This episode took us to Kenogamisis Lake, which is just east of Geraldton, Ontario. To get to our hike, we had to travel by boat 8 kilometres up the lake to Devilfish Bay. The video shows my dad and my brother Noah putting the boat in the water and our ride up the lake. Unfortunately the day didn’t end well for me. My paws got torn up pretty bad on some sharp rocks, so dad had to carry me the last 2 kilometres back to the boat. I was out of action for a few days afterwards, but I’ve healed up and I’m as good as new!

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Luna’s Offbeat Adventures-Episode III

Hi everyone! My name is Luna and I’m a very active and curious Labradoodle. I love to follow my dad on his history exploration adventures, so he decided to put a camera on me to record what I see while we’re hiking. It’s in its armoured housing, so the audio is muffled, the harness doesn’t always stay in the right spot and the GoPro can’t always compensate for my movements, so there are no awards for sound and cinematography here (seriously, it’s very shaky at times). It’s just raw, minimally edited video.

This episode took us to Jellicoe, ON, where there was once large railway presence from 1914 to 2005. You’ll see the remains of a coal tower, turntable pit and other old structures. Since I’m always following him, you get to see lots of my dad’s behind!

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Extra Credit XV “Hiking n’ Biking, Part II”

Extra Credit is video series that examines topics related to history in the Thunder Bay District and exploring that history.

This episode is a follow-up to the first video on hiking n’ biking. Most people see the “polished” final videos of my explorations, but those really fail to describe what goes on. So I decided to turn the camera on during the first part of one my hikes you can see all the “dirty” or “leg” work that goes into creating not only the videos, but also my efforts to document some of the area history.

The field portion of this video was filmed on June 1, 2022 east of Beardmore, ON on the former Canadian Northern Railway Nipigon Subdivision/Canadian National Railway Dorion Subdivision between Mileposts 14.9-19.4. This later became Mileposts 64.6-69.1 on the Canadian National Railway Kinghorn Subdivision. Enjoy!

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Luna’s Offbeat Adventures-Episode II

Hi everyone! My name is Luna and I’m a very active and curious Labradoodle. I love to follow my dad on his history exploration adventures, so he decided to put a camera on me to record what I see while we’re hiking. It’s in its armoured housing, so the audio is muffled, the harness doesn’t always stay in the right spot and the GoPro can’t always compensate for my movements, so there are no awards for sound and cinematography here (seriously, it’s very shaky at times). It’s just raw, minimally edited video.

This episode took us to Orient Bay, ON, where we explored the railway grade south of Orient Bay Station to Cove Inlet. The views of the bay and the Pijitawabik Palisades are incredible. It’s shorter than our first episode as the harness is a bit uncomfortable, so my dad didn’t want to keep it on me for too long.

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Luna’s Offbeat Adventures-Episode I

Hi everyone! My name is Luna and I’m a very active and curious Labradoodle. I love to follow my dad on his history exploration adventures, so he decided to put a camera on me to record what I see while we’re hiking. It’s in its armoured housing, so the audio is muffled, the harness doesn’t always stay in the right spot and the GoPro can’t always compensate for my movements, so there are no awards for sound and cinematography here (seriously, it’s very shaky at times). It’s just raw, minimally edited video.

This episode took us the area south of Macdiarmid, ON, where we explored the railway grade from the Postagoni River to Orient Bay Station. The views of Pijitawabik Bay and the cliffs of the Pijitawabik Palisades are incredible.

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Extra Credit XIV “Companions, Part II”

Extra Credit is video series that examines topics related to history in the Thunder Bay District and exploring that history.

In this episode, which is a follow up to one I did in the summer of 2021, we focus on my usual hiking companion, Luna. The inspiration for this episode came from one my subscribers, Colin, who suggested in one of my Offbeat Adventures videos that it would be interesting to see things from Luna’s perspective. Well, here it is!

Now, I’m not done yet. With all the video I shot, of which only a few clips made it into the episode, I decided to give Luna her own series, “Luna’s Offbeat Adventures.” The first episode, which features just raw, minimally edited video, will be dropping on July 3rd. Enjoy!

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Extra Credit XI “Videography, Part I”

Extra Credit is video series that examines topics related to history in the Thunder Bay District and exploring that history.

This episode is all about videography, which I’ve been involved with since the mid 90s when we were still using things like 8mm tapes. I explain some of my background with regard to the cameras I used to record my explorations and how that has evolved over time. I then go into detail about what I currently use on my hikes and their key features and limitations.

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Posted by on March 26, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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