Skydiving at Eden North

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I walked to the very edge of the abyss and took a long, deep breath. 

It was just a feeling in my gut, the one deep down like a log in the bottom of your stomach, right beside your intestines. It sits there, unmoving, knowing that you’re about to make one of the worst decisions of your life. It gnaws at you – forcing you to remember every little thing that could go wrong. A cord breaking, too much wind, a simple fold not being where it should be, your instructor falling unconscious above you… Those images and dozens of others flash behind my eye lids as I close my eyes to breathe.

Breathe in, breathe out. Relax.

Harness on, strapped tightly to my instructor behind me – almost as though we were one organism – we lumber to the door, shuffling awkwardly past the other benches where the other jumpers had previously sat. When you get to the door, the wind takes hold and whips my hair back, and I cross my arms over my chest, hands on each shoulder. Kind of ironic, as that’s the position you take in a coffin. 

One more deep breath. Okay. 

Leaning forward together, we jumped, and I soared.


Algonquin Park Photo Essay

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In early October I was in Ontario for a week visiting my family. While I was there I had a chance to go back to Algonquin park to use my camera for the first time!

Safe and Sound in Ontario

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Hey all!

Sorry for the lack of posting.
Between packing and moving things and getting ready to go, I had very little time to do much else.

I made it to Ontario, and am safe and sound at my dad’s house, after a rather boring flight.
At the moment I’m on my way to Algonquin Park to get some photos of the red maple leaves, I’ll post some photos later!


I Will No Longer Be A Canadian Resident – Things To Know Before You Leave

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So as of October 8th I will no longer be a Canadian Resident.