Three hikes under my belt now. I have come as far as Decew House, in Thorold from the start in Queenston Heights. Here are some snaps and data from the journey, to date:
My daughter, Mizz J, is on this journey with me. That is her right in front of me, in the last picture.
So three hikes in and here are some of my thoughts on the process (in no particular order):
- the people you meet while hiking are wonderful – happy, friendly, caring and sharing types
- trekking poles are a godsend. Where have they been all my (hiking) life?
- nature really IS the best medicine – obviously for the body, but especially for the soul
- it is an integral part of human nature to quest, journey and explore and we are built physiologically and psychologically to do this. This is why this hike challenge is so satisfying on so many levels for me.
Next week there is no “official” shorter end-to-end hike scheduled as it is Easter weekend. However, there is a 90 minute Bruce Trail meditation walk being organized for Easter Sunday morning that Mizz J and I plan to attend.
Rock on and walk on!