Stuntdog at the
Arctic Circle, August 2001
Stuntdog in the
land of the gums trees, Christmas 1995
Cactus and Punta
Pulpito, March 2000
The Big 30, April
Sea stack in
Newfoundland, July 2001
the Weasel River, August 2001
by Thor Peak, August 2001
||Born a Canadian citizen at
the Riverside Hospital, a brother for Sibling Annie. "His
cries make sense to me... time to up my medication".
||The legend of Crazy
Legs is born.
||Savours excitement of Montreal Canadiens winning Stanely Cup
for fourth consecutive year with Guy Lafleur, Ken Dryden, et
||Participates in several
punting escapades on the River Cam and encourages unsuspecting
relatives to handle stinging nettles while residing at Southacre
in Cambridge, England.
||Mexican road trip reveals
stunning ability to body surf and resist infectious
||As member of Suburban
Radicals spawns half dozen issues of Vulgar Bulgar
Danzine. Frequent editorial clashes over inclusion of
Marine Mammal of the Month page.
||Studies towards a Bachelor
of Science in Marine Biology, Dalhousie University. "If we
knew what it was we were doing, it wouldn't be called research
||Moves to British Columbia to
be closer to killer whales and fault lines. Sporpoise the
Porpoise spotted off Queen Charlotte Islands. Survives
cable-car crossing of Cheakamus River.
||Side trip to Churchill,
Manitoba, in middle of winter. Not a good time to see beluga
whales in Hudson Bay because of total ice cover. Temperature
rumoured to be -37 degrees Celcius. Polar bears lurk in the
||Epic train journey across
Canada aboard VIA Rail. Returns to Nova Scotia on
house-sitting assignment. Crew member aboard "Balaena"
investigating bottlenose whales off Sable Island. Manages to
capsize canoe in Kejimkujik with aid of skittish dog.
||Flies down to Australia to
study towards a Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology at the University
of Tasmania. Highlight of first weekend in Southern Hemisphere is
bush fire that comes within a kilometre of home.
||Completes South Coast Track walk in seven days. Highlights
include... landing on beach in Cox Bight... cetacean vertebrae...
multiple river crossings... Ironbound range... rowing across New
Lagoon... Precipitous Bluff... liverworts by pit toilet...
yellow-tailed black cockatoos...
||Fur Seal uprising at Tenth Island wrecks havoc on studies.
Stuntdog urged to leave Australia by government and press.
Returns to Ontario and discovers that a "Common Sense
Revolution" has occurred during his absense.
in Mel Lastman's Megacity; charity and community work. Joins
forces with the Flying Dragons dragon boat team.
to Baja. Mexican naval helicopters monitor progress of kayak
trip. CSIS agents in the guise of pelicans swarm beach on Isla
Cornado. "Do you think the hermit crabs are wired for
sound?". A second brief escape is made to Chile. Feasting on
picoroco and congria in the shadow of an active
Gros Morne, Newfoundland and Auyuittuq, Nunavut. Western Brook Pond,
Pangnirtung, the Artic Circle and beyond. Biomass augmentation in
onto the scene in dramatic fashion. Sleep patterns may never
be the same again. The man who put the salt in the ocean passes
on to another realm. Gazing into the Sun from mont Mégantic.