Travel Stories

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A WEE INTRODUCTION TO THE FAIR ISLE OF SCOTLAND

It seemed like ages ago that my Bobcaygeon kindred spirit and friend, Frances McGregor mentioned she would like to attend the gathering of the Clan Gregor in Loch Awe, Scotland from July 15-22, 2018. In typical Glenn Clark fashion, he piped up with, “You should go with her, Melda.” And an adventure was born. By the time July rolled around, I had moved to Nova Scotia and Frances was roasting in Ontario’s sweltering heat. In theory, Frances should have flown from…

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Little Melda’s First Ride on the Subway

  The beautiful Muskoka community of Bracebridge, ON was my new home as I began my teaching career. The steep learning curve was daunting. Was I prepared? Was it even reasonable to expect I could succeed? My experience added to new meaning to “the proverbial fish out of water.”

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Any Port in a Storm

Our house overlooked the water. As Dad peered through the window he noticed something strange taking place. A yacht was going around in circles in dangerously, shallow water. How had the sailor avoided the many rocky ledges and islands? Was he lost? Had he suffered a medical emergency? Was there even anybody in the yacht?

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