Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Happily At The Top Of The Cliff

Something from the archives. This would be several years old. I was on the Centennial Ridges trail in Algonquin Park. It's a great trail, ten kilometres long, going up and down a series of ridge lines in a circle, honouring various figures of the park's history. The trail was established in 1993, the centennial year of the park's founding. Centennial Ridges is one of my favourite places in the world. This is taken from one of the high points by a passing hiker, midway along the trail.

Yes, I look thoroughly disreputable.

My partner in crime Norma fit me into a different kind of photograph. Yesterday was her birthday; click on that link and wish her a belated Happy Birthday!


  1. You look like a hiker to me !
    What a great park. Lucky you.

    cheers, parsnip

  2. I agree with the commenter above in that you look like a hiker! Beautiful park!

  3. Thanks for showing the Guardians photo, I'm being nagged by my son to take him, trouble is I want to see it too

  4. The hat covers the bald spot. Just kidding !


  5. The right outfit for a hiker, beautiful photo keepsake to remember that beautiful day!

  6. Great legs; I'm sure they only enhance the view of that apology for a lake and forest.

  7. You Norma did a great job , it looks really funny.

  8. @Parsnip: it is a great park!

    @Linda: it's a great way to keep fit.

    @Ciel: oh, you're being too kind.

    @Bill: it is a fun movie!

    @Tomas: well I think that shot is from after I started shaving my head!

    @Karl: I was pleased to have another hiker take it.

    @Mike: hah!

    @BIeb: thanks!

    @Hilary: thank you!

  9. Very funny! I could pick out the culprit in that 2nd picture with no problem. HIking is good for a person I've been told. I may try it one of these days. Oh, darn, I don't have any hiking boots!

  10. Good to see you with a smile! You look fierce in your bio photo!!!

  11. A regular 'Rogue's Gallery'----and there you are. MB

  12. Very clever, popping you into the guardians photo.

  13. Looking good and with great company! ;)

  14. @Tex: that was the idea!

    @Lowell: hiking boots are essential!

    @Tanya: she is!

    @Jennifer: that would be the genetic scowl on my mother's side of the family.

    @MB: well, at least I'm in good company!

    @Sharon: indeed!

    @Luis: oh yes!

    @Judy: thanks!

    @Halcyon: I was pleased by it!

  15. Cool pic idea ! Don't ya just love Photoshop lol !

  16. It's good to see your face! Now we might be able to pick you out of a lineup.

  17. Great photo. I am playing catchup so I haven't been to Norma's blog yet. Happy belated, Norma. Headed your way next.

  18. Nope, partner, it was taken before you started shaving the dome--I remember.

    I'll have to see what else I can insinuate you into....

  19. The pose does kind of look like a Guardian of the Galaxy pose!

  20. @Country Gal: it is fun!

    @VP: thank you!

    @Linda: Sister Mary Frances always thought I'd end up in a lineup.

    @Marleen: thanks!

    @Whisk: thank you!

    @Norma: ah! I was wrong!

    @RedPat: it's a great place to hike.

    @Cheryl: just as long as I get to kill Howard the Duck.

  21. I really like that photo of you in the lineup and, yep, I'm pretty sure it was you who did whatever you were accussed of. :)

  22. Great place to visit. I loved the line up, & I already wished Norma a Happy, happy yesterday.

  23. Absolutely LOVE that can see for miles,but the trees never end.
    Jane x

  24. A happy hiker - nothing better! And glad to have you helping guard the galaxy...

  25. Looks like you were in good company on that second photo.

  26. Nice to see you William :) so what super power do you have :)

  27. You look proud of yourself... :)

  28. What a funny pic! :-)

    Sorry I've not been commenting lately but a tendinitis (shoulder + elbow) is forcing me to stay away from the computer as much as possible - repeated movements of the arm is all I have to avoid...

  29. @EG: guilty as charged.

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Jane: it's a wonderful trail.

    @Kay: thanks!

    @Beatrice: hah!

    @Grace: infinite sarcasm.

    @Hamilton: that's one way of putting it.

    @Jose: thanks.

    @Audrey: thank you.