Monday, October 27, 2008

anonymous feet

Father and daughter strike a pose for the Boots on the Bruce fundraiser, here at the junction of the Dundurn Stairs and the Bruce Trail in Hamilton Ontario. The funding run by Keen Canada ends with October, so if you've been holding off, now's the time! Take photos of your boots on the Bruce Trail and send them in. For each pair, Keen is donating $5.00 to the Bruce Trail Conservancy.

The one I am sending them is from the same walk, but with a couple of women who were "doing" the stairs as exercise - they gamely joined us to lend their arch support for the cause.

Thank you ladies! Thank you Keen Canada, thank you Bruce Trail!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

speed walk



vehicles ... created more distances than they helped to bridge; more time was used by the entire society for the sake of traffic than was 'saved'....

Speedy vehicles of all kinds render space scarce. They drive wedges of highways into populated areas, and then extort tolls on the bridge over the remoteness between people that was manufactured for their sake. This monopoly over land turns space into car fodder. It destroys the environment for feet and bicycles.


Ivan Illich

walking

“vehicles ... created more distances than they helped to bridge; more time was used by the entire society for the sake of traffic than was 'saved'....
“Speedy vehicles of all kinds render space scarce. They drive wedges of highways into populated areas, and then extort tolls on the bridge over the remoteness between people that was manufactured for their sake. This monopoly over land turns space into car fodder. It destroys the environment for feet and bicycles.”


Ivan Illich

Thursday, October 16, 2008

South Shore Trails in Cootes

Thur Oct 23 2008
OPEN HOUSE TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF THE SOUTH SHORE TRAILS OF COOTES PARADISE NATURE SANCTUARY
4:30 PM to 8:00 PM The Royal Botanical Gardens Conservation Department is hosting an open house to present new features that are being integrated into the existing trail system. Find out what proposed changes could affect you and your trail use. There will be several booths set up highlighting ongoing projects and planning along the south shore of Cootes Paradise. Location: Westdale Secondary School Cafeteria, 700 Main St. W, Hamilton, Region: Hamilton, Sponsor: Royal Botanical Gardens Contact Info: Lindsay Burtenshaw lburtenshaw@rbg.ca 905-527-1159 ext 257 www.rbg.ca



Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Spencer Creek Trail


The Creek and the Trail together, the way they should be! These warm October afternoons aren't going to last long. This from the lower Spencer Creek Trail in Dundas.
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Monday, October 13, 2008

another for the bruce trail conservancy


On the Bruce Trail in Dundas on Thanksgiving day - another one to send to Keen Canada, and another $15 or the Bruce Trail Conservancy (find out more about this great win-win fundraiser for the Bruce Trail here).
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a path to thanks


Thanks for the colour, the light, the ever-changing landscape, that the trails take us through familiar places. We met lots and lots of people out hiking this Thanksgiving day, in the Indian Summer. Enjoy it while it lasts.
The photo taken from the McCormack Trail, Oct. 13, 2008.
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