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Bruce Trail: Niagara | Brock University to Short Hills Provincial Park

This is our third trip on our mission to complete the Bruce Trail this year. Today we start up again at Brock University and make our way to Short Hills Provincial Park. Last night it rained, then froze. So to begin we were slipping on a sheer layer of ice over the sidewalk. Fortunately today […]

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Bruce Trail: Niagara | Woodend Conservation Area to Brock University

I’m not feeling half as terrible as I thought after hiking over 15km on yesterday’s trip along the Bruce Trail. It was our first day out chasing our new challenge: complete the Bruce Trail. Today we’ll make it to Brock University. Today we venture out on a shorter trip, starting out where we left off […]

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Bruce Trail: Niagara | South Terminus to Woodend Conservation Area

If you caught it last week, you know I’ve set out on a mission this year to complete the Bruce Trail. All 900 kilometers. If you didn’t catch it, well.. now you know. Ideally I’d like to do them all in order but my hiking partner has other plans. So I’ve broken the trail down […]

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2021 Challenge: Hiking the Bruce Trail End to End

Hello and welcome to my loftiest goal as of yet! 2021 is going to be packed with local hiking – assuming we don’t get ticketed and/or thrown in jail because of lockdowns – all the way from Niagara Falls up to Tobermory at the top of the Bruce Peninsula. This hiking trail is called the […]

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Welcome, 2021!

Here we are: twenty-twenty won. Err, I mean 2021. Yeah. So I haven’t been all that great with resolutions the past few years, but I’m going to make some more. What are resolutions good for if not for being broken? Haha. So here it is, the 2021 edition: drink more water: the ultimate goal here […]

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Boat Life: Fears of Living on a Boat

When people hear I live on a boat, they immediately have a lot of questions. Most of them are about the “how’s” – how can you sleep, how are the storms, how do you get power – but others are a little deeper. Especially when it comes from my mother haha. She worries more than […]

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Getting Started with Cypress

Cypress is an end to end testing framework written in JavaScript. Here I’ll show you how to get started with it in your own project. To start using this, you’ll want to have Node installed. It’ll make the Cypress install much easier. Head over to NodeJS.org to get that download now.   Confirm that node […]

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How To Install Python

Python is a popular, powerful, multi-purpose programming language. What can you do with Python? web development scientific computing browser automation robotics and so much more! Getting started is fairly simple as well. Below I show you how to install Python on a Mac, and run your scripts. Visit Python.org and download the latest version for […]

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New Living Arrangements: Boat Life

I bought a boat! I know nothing about boats. Absolutely zip. But I needed a place to live that was more permanent than floating between friends’ and family. So, I bought a boat 🙂 Now, I know you’re wondering “You’re in Canada, what about winter?!” – trust me, I’ve looked in to it. There are […]

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Understanding Blazes

Many hiking trails are quite well-used, and well-groomed, and easy to navigate. Most of the time, the way to go is never in question. But sometimes, it’s a bit of head-scratcher. Fresh snow and fallen leaves are great camouflage for footpaths. And in the summer, overgrown shrubs can seem like a dead-end. How do you […]

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Where to Start With Hiking Gear (Before the Essentials!)

You’ve been scrolling and double-tapping forever on those #Hiking and #Outdoors photos on Instagram, and now you’ve decided to take a turn at your own Insta-worthy shots – awesome!  Fortunately, hiking is a relatively inexpensive hobby to get in to. But there is some basic hiking gear you should consider before you even get to […]

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How To Find a Hiking Trail

The question I am most often asked is “how do you find all these hiking trails?” and I can never really narrow down my answer. I have all sorts of resources, and I usually just give the one that relates to whatever trail was the topic of conversation before the question. My audience is usually […]