Episode 20: Ice and Skating BlindAuthored on March 5, 2021
On Episode 20 of Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther it’s still winter and there’s still ice, so let’s go skating, blind. First though, Ms Lilly has some schooling for us on when ice first took hold on earth, and how often our big, beautiful planet froze as hard as a nut. Lilly has also been looking up information about outdoor skating opportunities in Canada, and examples of blind ice skaters who compete in dance. I reach out to my friend Kevin Frost, the world’s fastest blind speed skater, for his tips on speed skating blind and deaf. And, to wrap things up I offer up some tips of my own for skating with a sighted guide. Lot’s more winter fun on Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther!
Episode 19: Greenhouse Gasses Wind Power Blind Sailing and Lake Superior’s Sleeping GiantAuthored on February 19, 2021
On Episode 19 of Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther, it’s all about Lake Superior. Ms Lilly explains how we can help lower greenhouse gasses and suggests the family re-visit Lake Superior’s Sleeping Giant. Lawrence and his special guests discuss why the big lake is becoming famous for all sorts of reasons and offers tips on sailing blind. Let’s get to know the lake the Ojibwe call gichi-gami, after all, it’s only the biggest lake in the world.
Episode 18: Nova Scotia Sea Creatures, Shark Encounters and Accessible KayakingAuthored on February 6, 2021
February deep freezes have all of us dreaming about summer-days on the beach. Nova Scotia has some of the most beautiful beaches and coastline in Canada. On episode 18 of Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther Ms Lilly schools us on unusual sea creatures living in Canada’s oceans, we hear from Dalhousie University’s executive director of the Ocean Tracking Network about sharks and where they are turning up, and Lawrence goes out on the Atlantic to capture and tag sharks himself. And if all the shark talk has you thinking twice about swimming in the ocean, Lawrence has some tips for sea kayaking blind. Winter can’t last forever, let’s dream about vacationing on Nova Scotia’s beaches and kayaking its coastline on episode 18 of Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther.