Monthly Archives: November 2013

Ranger’s Trail Building

So, you think you want to build a walking/hiking trail?  I’m not talking a fifty foot trail around your back yard!  I have actually done this on my former one acre property.  I decided to cut a trail into the side of a steep ravine across the property so as to actually be able to […]

2 Old Guys – Out to Lunch

The guy who looked like a skinny Santa Claus was flirting with the waitress when the guy behind us shouted “So, when ya headed back to Afghanistan?”  Skinny Santa’s eyes just about popped out of his head as he shushed the guy who’d asked.  He dispensed flirting with the waitress, and walked straight over to […]

Ten Cent Tour

Sean spilled his coffee on the cafeteria table like he did every Monday morning and asked “So how went the weekend Bushwhacker” ?  I said “Oh the wife and I did a coupla lines Saturday, and then we sat on the deck suckin’ back a few dubes.  The whole table froze. Dead silence.  Everyone was […]

A Bridge Too Far

See if you can guess the function of this structure.  Then try to figure why it was never used. ‘Cause we never have.  It’s along the route to many venues of exploration over the years but, never itself explored until now.  You can’t see from the picture, but it spans a set of railroad tracks. […]

The Elusive Railroad Bridge

For many, many years I had researched the old Port Hope, Lindsay and Beaverton Railroad that ran from…well, even my learned friend the ‘Bushwhacker’ can figure out! A note of explanation on my strange fixation on trains, especially the steam kind. Sixty-six years ago this month, my Grandfather had taken my mother to the hospital […]

Stalking the Feral Asparagus

“Heay !  Look at this one, it’s so cute !  It looks like a little Christmas tree … with decorations and all”. Ranger had, once again, knocked me flat on my ass with his own patented brand of enthusiasm.  Just when I think I’m boring the living hell out of him, he ducks into a […]