Philipsburg, Quebec.

Hiraeth is a Welsh word that expresses a strong connection one feels with a place, whether it is home or a place that feels like one belongs there.

I use this word for my feelings for  this beautiful place because there isn’t a word in English that means the same thing.  Continue reading Philipsburg, Quebec.

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The Islands of Lake Champlain.

Lake Champlain is North America’s sixth-biggest lake. I like to think of it as only just missing out on being one of the Great Lakes.  Within  the lake, on the Vermont/New York side of the Canadian border, lie a number of islands that were first seen by European eyes in 1609 when Samuel de Champlain led an exploratory expedition through the area.  Continue reading The Islands of Lake Champlain.