Poetry, Sydenham BT, The Bruce Trail

Day 1 – Sydenham Trail (Saturday, 31 August 2019)

Bruce Caves We are walking along the Sydenham section of the Bruce Trail. This week we are walking from Wiarton to Owen Sound. (We will do the rest of this Bruce trail section next year, DV.) We are staying in Hepworth which is a perfect in-between location. My husband is so kind to be our… Continue reading Day 1 – Sydenham Trail (Saturday, 31 August 2019)

My Health, The Bruce Trail, Toronto BT

Memory Lane – 10 August, 2019

Today we are walking a 9 km loop that includes the Bennett side trail and Scotsdale Farm. This morning there is a cool breeze which makes it perfect weather for walking. We park the car on the 8th line section that is closed off during winter. AJ suggests we start the loop going east this… Continue reading Memory Lane – 10 August, 2019

Iroquoia BT, Post Camino, The Bruce Trail

Memory Lane – August 16, 2019

So here we are again - walking the Bruce Trail (BT) on top of the Niagara Escarpment. We are preparing to walk the 172 km Sydenham BT section in September. Last time I was here I walked 15 km from Rattlesnake Point to Crawford Lake and back. I was part of quite a large group… Continue reading Memory Lane – August 16, 2019

Contemplative, Photography

Contemplative Photography

“Life is simple: we are living in a world that is absolutely transparent, and God is shining through it all the time” - Thomas Merton My dad taught me an appreciation for nature while working in the garden on Saturdays and on Sunday afternoon walks. I went to university and learned about plants and genetics… Continue reading Contemplative Photography

Iroquoia BT, My Health, Post Camino, Walking Speed

New Year Resolutions!

I am told by the sweep that I am too slow for the group... After finishing 155km on the Camino Frances in Spain and all the kilometers spend on the Bruce trail in preparation for the long trek this past October, this verdict comes as quite a shock to me. My goal is to walk… Continue reading New Year Resolutions!

Contemplative, My Camino, October 2018, Post Camino, Synchronicity

Coming down to Earth, 11 October 2018

How do you come back to earth when you are floating on cloud 9? We are in Santiago de Compostela. We walked our individual journeys to get here. We have had many different experiences along the way… We meet up with Reina D’Hoore , an artist and life coach who lives in Santiago de Compostela… Continue reading Coming down to Earth, 11 October 2018

My Camino, October 2018

Roa to Santiago de Compostela, 10 October 2018

Today we make the final push towards the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. The distance is too far to make it there for the Pilgrim Mass at noon, but somehow I have this idea in my head that I should try and meet Sandra from Saskatoon. Maybe I can still make it for when Mass… Continue reading Roa to Santiago de Compostela, 10 October 2018

My Camino, October 2018

Arzoa to Roa, 9 October 2018

Carpe Diem. Seize the day. Last night we arrived in heaven. Our accommodations were at  Casa Brandariz outside Arzua. It is breathtakingly beautiful with absolutely wonderful people. We all want to go back there one day! I am part of a group of 11 ladies walking the Camino together. We are between the ages of… Continue reading Arzoa to Roa, 9 October 2018