Today we are leaving for Spain to walk 155km on the Camino Frances. We are starting in O'Cebreiro and are walking on an ages old pilgrimage route towards Santiago de Compostela. Legend has it that the remains of the apostle James are buried there. It is called the "Jacob's Weg" in Germany. Recently a… Continue reading Preparations, Goals and Achievements, 30 September 2018.
When Magdalena suggested we should aim for 25 km as a good preparation for our Camino, this event seemed designed for us and we signed up to walk 50 km in total over two days. Even the weather cooperated with a cold front coming through and dropping the temperature from the mid thirties to… Continue reading 50 km Bruce Trail End-to-End (Toronto Section), 8 & 9 September 2018
Today is the last day of summer and is it is unexpectedly cool today: 12C! My husband Faan was our trail angel today and after we parked the car at the 7th line parking lot (again) he drove us to Hockley Valley Road where we started on the side trail leading from the… Continue reading 9.5 km Historical Badge Hike 5/5, 22 September 2018
Magdalena organized these hikes with the idea to practice/train for the Camino in Spain and also so that people who have done a Camino before can share some tips and advice with rookies like me. The first day we met up at Scotsdale farm along Trafalgar Road and the second time we did a loop… Continue reading 2×15 km Camino Prep hikes with Magdalena, 25&26 August 2018
We left really early today since Tanja had an event on this afternoon. We made sure to pick up a latte for her so she would be ready to go when we get to her house. She knows the way to Belfountain since she has been there many times before. It has been quite a… Continue reading 12 km Belfountain & Cataract Falls Loop Hike, 15 September 2018
This is our third hike in the series. This hike is not a loop hike since you either need two cars, or you can use the service of a trail angel courtesy of the Caledon BT Club. We met Dave at 8:30 am sharp at the 7th line parking lot – (the end point of… Continue reading 10 km Glen Haffy Hike, 3 September 2018
In spite of the heat wave and the humidity we put our minds to it and today was going to be the day to do another hike towards earning the Historical Hike Badge from the Caledon Hills BTC. There are five hikes and we picked one of the three loop trails. Next time we will… Continue reading 10 km McLaren Road Side Trail Loop Hike, August 6, 2018
Today I am writing this blog from a cell phone for the first time. My son gave me his old Nexus 5 smartphone and I am learning how to use it. Up till now I have been holding on to my flip phone that works on a pay-as-you-go basis. My parents struggled getting used to… Continue reading Communication Tools and taking the time to learn how to use them.
I did short sections of this hike with AJ during the week. We parked the car on 8th line and followed the main trail south past the Great Esker Side Trail, took the shortcut with the Maureen Smith Side Trail and used 8th line to get back to the car. The next time we parked on… Continue reading Every journey is unique.
We met the other hikers in the parking lot at the Terra Cotta Conservation Area early on Saturday morning. It was well organized. 68 people showed up and we were split up into two groups that would do the loop in opposite directions. Each group had a leader at the front and a sweep at… Continue reading 12 km Terra Cotta Hike , 9 June 2018 (2)