Caledon Hills BT, Post Camino, The Bruce Trail

Connecting the dots…

Tanja, AJ and I earned the Historical Hike Badge last year in September. We walked most of the Caledon Hills section of the Bruce trail, but there are some sections of the main trail that we still need to do in order to earn the end to end badge. 20 October 2018 0 – 5.1… Continue reading Connecting the dots…

Poetry, Sydenham BT, The Bruce Trail

Day 6 – Sydenham trail (Thursday, 5 September)

Jone's Falls Today is our last day of walking for the week. Perfect weather for walking today. Sunny and bright. We start off by taking a quick trip into the forest to have a look at a flowerpot formation. This is a type of sea stack, formed over many years as wind, rain, waves and… Continue reading Day 6 – Sydenham trail (Thursday, 5 September)

Poetry, Sydenham BT, The Bruce Trail

Day 5 – Sydenham trail (Wednesday, 4 September)

The GlenThe rain has stopped (thankfully) and I eventually managed to dry out my shoes. Yesterday I stuffed them with newspaper that I kept changing out and this morning I even put them in the oven (at the lowest setting with the door open) for about an hour. They are still a little bit damp,… Continue reading Day 5 – Sydenham trail (Wednesday, 4 September)

Poetry, Sydenham BT, The Bruce Trail

Day 4 – Sydenham Trail (Tuesday, 3 September)

Kemble Wetland small droplets hangingfrom the wet wire fenceearly morning fog There is rain and some thunder in the forecast for later today. We decide to change direction and start from the opposite direction of Kemble mountain and walk back to where we stopped yesterday. I am hoping to cover a lot of ground before… Continue reading Day 4 – Sydenham Trail (Tuesday, 3 September)

Poetry, Sydenham BT, The Bruce Trail

Day 3 – Sydenham Trail (Monday, 2 September)

Kemble Mountain clover and chicoryalong dirt tracks and ditches colourful flowers The Bruce trail is following a multi-use road this morning. Yesterday we drove this ATV track with our car since it was marked as a road on our map. That was a mistake, since it was VERY rough. After my husband dropped us off… Continue reading Day 3 – Sydenham Trail (Monday, 2 September)

Poetry, Sydenham BT, The Bruce Trail

Day 2 – Sydenham Trail (Sunday, 1 September 2019)

Skinner's Bluff Today is a beautiful sunny day and we are walking along Skinner's bluff. I am worried about AJ who has a fear of heights. I have never been here before, so I am not sure how close the trail will go to the edge of the Escarpment. The ground feels like a squishy… Continue reading Day 2 – Sydenham Trail (Sunday, 1 September 2019)

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

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!