Living life with adventure, passion and inspiration!
At its basic level, life is a journey. A simple, yet complex hiking or walking trail composed of many steps – most are just ordinary steps. The steps can be good; some might be great; while others are difficult and trying. Nevertheless, combined these steps take us to places we never thought we’d end up in.
Hiking, canoe tripping as well as other outdoor adventure activities, can be seen as a metaphor for living. Both are journeys filled with scores of good and not so good steps. Highs and lows; successes and failures.
Over the years, we’ve come to realize that spending time in the outdoors pursuing whatever type of outdoor activity you choose opens up a wonderful and life-changing array of lessons on living and ourselves if, we are willing to stop, observe and listen.
“justabitfurther” came into being to record our hiking, canoe tripping and outdoor adventures as a window into living. We work at it by trying to discover and explore the beauty and wilderness that is found in Ontario and beyond through these outdoor endeavours and using Lynn’s photography expertise to help capture these moments.
Over the past few years, one component of “justabitfurther” has evolved into weekly posts called “Thoughts From The Wilderness.” These posts are my take or thoughts on how nature and the outdoors intersect with our daily lives; our daily struggles and ways we might be able to triumph over issues and things that are hindering us from leading the lives we were meant to lead. I encourage you to take a look at some of them.
As much as our goal is to provide trip reports and photo-essays of our adventures, more importantly, our desire is to inspire others regardless of your circumstances in life, to get outside and live.
We’re all at different stages along our path of life; sometimes the hardest part is simply taking that first step to get outside; taking that first step to climb over whatever personal stumbling blocks are in your path.
So……..be encouraged to take that first step.
We’re a couple of +50-year-old(although very young at heart) hikers; canoe trippers; adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy craft beer(Glen); peach schnapps(Lynn). We’ve hit the “empty nesters” stage, with our daughter finished college and currently living in eastern Canada.
Well, regardless of what you might call it, this is our expedition. Take a read of our first blog from June 2016. It helps to define or explain the genesis of what we’re about.
As time moves along, we hope you find our writing informative, funny, maybe even inspirational.
You’ll find a ton of information, links to other sites, and articles we’ve found useful, plus whatever else we think might help you to get out and go “justabitfurther.”
Thanks for joining us on this journey.
Glen and Lynn