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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.

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

 

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Luna’s Offbeat Adventures-Episode VI

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 a pretty remote area of the railway grade near Wildgoose Lake, Ontario. If you notice something different, it’s because I now have a trailer to ride in for long hikes. You might remember in Episode IV (https://youtu.be/OabWK2TuiK0), my paws got badly torn up on some sharp rocks. The trailer will let me ride on some of the longer hikes and rest. Anyway, we hiked along Scroll and Turkey Lakes, which were not easy to get to. We first had to bike in 3.5 miles just to start the exploration and then make our way around a washed out trestle. You’ll see me walk and ride the return trip which was 3 miles.

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Posted by on September 11, 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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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 XII “Questions & Answers, Part I”

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

I always get a lot of questions about my explorations and local history. This episode answers some of the most common questions I get.

Enjoy!

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

 

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Extra Credit VII “Companions”

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

Most people hike in pairs, with a group or with a special furry friend. Companions are often an integral part of the being in the outdoors, so this episode is all about my experiences during my 30+ years of exploring. Who is your favourite hiking companion?

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2021 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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