Darcy

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  • Information de voyage

    Actuellement, je suis

    à la maison

    Ma prochaine destination :

    Italy - du Aoû 2022 au Sep 2022
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  • Description

    Hello, my name is Darcy. I am 59 years old, retired and have been living in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada for the past 6 years. I grew up in Kapuskasing, Ontario where I retired from a career job with Ontario Power Generation in 2014, and since then I've kept quite busy with all kinds of activities, including many traveling excursions.

    I grew up (and worked) in Northern Ontario and have become accustomed to extreme changes in weather conditions and I enjoy all the seasons. We endured cold winters (-35C) and hot summers (+35C). I love being outdoors and I can spend all day on the go, whether it’s working or playing. I have 3 children (3 girls, all grown up now) and as they were growing up, I spent most of my time volunteering for what seemed like every sporting event they participated in. I like helping people and now that I am retired and my kids have started their own life, I have lots of free time. That's why I decided to join Workaway, so could do some traveling, meet new people and help them out with small rewarding projects.

    Yes, I understand that I am now 59, but I am healthy and take good care of myself. I'm NOT the typical 59 yr old that sits at home on the couch all day. I eat well and enjoy partaking in any type fitness to stay in good shape. I like hiking and anything else outdoors. I am friendly and easy going, with a passion for travel and adventure.

    During the summer of 2015, my oldest daughter, son-in-law and I traveled across the northern United States and Canada for 7 week vacation. It was a great experience for all of us to see new places and we met many nice people along the way. In April 2016, I did my first workaway in Italy (Bagni di Lucca) for 4 weeks. I had a great time, with great Hosts and thoroughly enjoyed the work. Summer of 2017, I did another workaway in Italy for 5 weeks, and again, it was a great experience. I've traveled to Italy, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, United States (numerous locations), and many, many places within Canada.

    In late 2016 my youngest daughter and I took on the challenge of building a "tiny house" on a trailer. She wanted to live off the grid and minimize her expenses, so she drew up her own plans for a tiny house and we went at it. Four (4) months later, she was living in her new house. It was an interesting build, since we didn't have a shop to work from, and the house became our workshop as we were building, so we were running out of working space. It was an experience that I will cherish forever, we had a great time with a lot of laughs and even learned a few things.

    I am continually looking for more interesting workaway experiences, and when the timing is right, I'll be doing more of them. All the best to everyone.

  • Centres d’intérêt

    Montagne
    Plage
    Nature
    Camping
    Sports d'aventure
    Sports nautiques
    Sports d'équipe
    Sports d’hiver
    Fitness
    Activités en plein air
    Randonnée
    Vie en van
    Ferme
    Jardinage
    Menuiserie
    Films et télé
    Musique
    Photographie
    Cuisine et alimentation
    Histoire

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  • Compétences et connaissances que j'aimerais partager ou apprendre

    J'ai des connaissances :  

    Jardinage
    Aider dans une ferme
    Éco-projets
    Aider à la maison
    S’occuper des animaux
    Accueil / tourisme
    Pratique des langues
    Aide informatique / Internet

    Je peux apprendre aux autres :  

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Entretien général
  • Quelles sont vos compétences ?

    Prior to my retirement, back in 2014, I previously worked for Ontario Power Generation (in Ontario, Canada) as an Environmental Advisor. I spent considerable time in the field working outside on environmental management programs, as well as an equal amount of time behind a desk, doing computer work, writing reports and ensuring we were compliant with Canadian Government regulations. Additionally, I have worked as a Mechanical Maintainer for numerous years (15+ yrs) doing various types of mechanical repair work. I have also done many different jobs with regards to construction, carpentry, painting and everything in between. I can operate almost any type of machinery, and can drive just about anything. I am a very quick learner and I enjoy work that is physically demanding. I am always eager to learn new skills and I will gladly work on any type of job that provides me with a new experience. If I don't know... I ask!!

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant

  • Âge

    60

  • Nationalité

    Canadian

  • Autres infos...

    I will eat all types of foods, however, I try to maintain a low carb diet with lots of vegetables. I try to stay away from the sweets and high carb foods. I like to keep things simple, so I will generally eat whatever is being served. I always clean up after eating. Additionally, I like to spend a bit of time each day doing some form of exercise.

  • Informations complémentaires

    • Fumeur

    • Permis de conduire

    • Allergies
      No

    • Régime alimentaire spécial
      No

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