An excellent way to explore nature within any city is to rent a bike and hit the trails. It allows you to be like the locals, enjoy the environment on a personal level and gets you away from the concrete and glass of the urban city centre.
It’s a cool Friday afternoon, and I’ve found myself standing on a wooden platform high up in a tree in Brampton, Ontario. I’m clipped onto a series of thick wires strung between the two trees. Nervously checking my harness for the second time and fumbling with my GoPro, I step off the platform and rush through the air on my first zip line.
I’m not a lover of the oyster — especially oysters raw on the half shell. Today’s adventure was all about the raw oyster, and since they’ll be served fresh straight out of the water, I thought that I would challenge myself to finally eat one.
Every summer evening at dusk the bats of Austin Texas leave their nest under the Congress Avenue Bridge to feed. But what all my sources didn’t explain is where, when, how and why I HAD to see the bats. Here’s what I discovered.