Flowerpot Island Memories

We travelled to Flowerpot Island last summer (already?!)

I came across this photo of us at one of the flowerpots. I love it. I’m thankful our friend snapped it for us!

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Hike #17 Grand Valley Trail

Hike #17
Grand Valley Trail
Kitchener, Ontario

Awhile ago I joined an online group for hiking and discovered this trail group. About 15 people showed up for this 10km hike through the Homer Watson Park down through Doon and back. What a great hike!

I chatted with a few people, and the the hike leader. He told me about a good section of the trail that had to be re-routed several times because of new home construction. So many new houses.

The weather was cooperative today; when I woke up, it was supposed to be a high of 7C with light rain all day. We didn’t see a drop! It was still cool (hello, December) but very tolerble. I had on my thermal base layers and a sweater and I was good. The weather is sure keeping all the grass bright green!

I really started to feel it around kilometre 7… I need to hike more, and not just easy trails. We hiked up and down and through the bush and down city-paved trails. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to finish, to be honest. And this was only 10km! For shame.

But, I made it. I saw my car parked in the lot and kept moving forward. Success πŸ™‚

Hike #12 Apsley, Ontario

Hike #12
November 29, 2015
Apsley, Ontario

Today’s hike wasn’t so much of a pure hike, but we were outdoors for a couple hours collecting a few geocaches! It was another nice wintery/fall afternoon with sunshine for parts of it.

Our original plans of hiking at Silent Lake were crushed… the park is closed during the winter but I didn’t look it up before we got there, so geocaching was the back-up idea!