All posts tagged: winter

Ready to get wild

In couple of hours, we will make our way into the forest. We plan to spend the week-end in a small chalet, at the Parc National d’Aiguebelle. It’s a 1-hour drive to the entrance of the national parc. From there,  we will follow a 2-hour snowshoe trail, heading north along the lake. I can’t wait to feel the tranquility in the woods, and the cosy crackling of wood fire, that creates a relaxing atmosphere. Therefore, I wonder, what I should pack for couple of days in wilderness. Well, I would take my warmest clothes for outdoor activities, cooking equipment, headphones and my book. Of course, food is important too! So let’s try the “original” canadian Wiener Würstl :)) Bye for now…you will find me in the woods!  

First steps

At first light I got a glimpse of Rouyn-Noranda, the city where I live now. A brilliant blue sky with light-blue lines and shades of pink promised a beautiful day. And of course (as one might expected) masses of snow on the roofs, on the street… actually everywhere!!! This made me smile. Jet lagged, woken up too early at 6 am, but the first feeling was very promising. It was already dark outside, when we arrived in town the day before. The road through the endless forests was long and in time, it became cooler and darker. After a while, the monotonous landscape made me extremely tired. But this is where it starts to get exciting: A cat on the street… and what a huge cat! As we drove closer we knew at once, that this animal couldn’t be a normal cat: Longer legs, longer paws, pointed ears, longer ear tufts and the hips higher than shoulders. Yes, we saw a lynx!!! We were very surprised and excited about it. Back from the side-story, I …