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)
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
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
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!
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 movie,… 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
We left really early today since Tanja has an event on this afternoon. We make 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