Dan and I had our eye on the weather over the last 24 hours. There were promises of thunderstorms last night, and rain today; so when we woke up and discovered some sun shining we decided to push for another 16-18 km. Chump change for you Camino aficionados, but the escarpment is filled with challenges!
We parked our cars, and soon we were off!
With the rain from last night, the going was slippery, but lots of streams had been fed. You could hear the collective sigh from the forest! Soon we came across a lovely waterfall.The trail continued to throw challenges at us, including crossing a number of stream beds, many of which were freshly fed! Note the white blaze on the tree across the stream!
Just when we thought we had come to a pleasant meadow with the trail easing up slightly, we discovered we were walking down a green run at the southern section of the Beaver Valley Ski Club. The bad news was that we had to climb back up the other side of the runs, only this time it was to the top!!
First coming down the baby hill…All this in the first hour and a half of our walk!!
But the walk took its toll in my endurance! Another 17-18 km day climbing an equivalent of 157 floors thru slippery, often treacherous forest paths has made me rethink our distances that we have planned. If I want to keep up the walking, and be prepared to camp as well, we need to shorten our distances. Dan has been great, and together we have worked out a revised plan that will let us savour the Bruce Pennisula! Tomorrow we will drive to Owen Sound for a couple of nights, then go straight to Wiarton to start our Pennisula trek. A doable 12-14 km per day, with hopefully a little less up and down will allow us to continue together!
After a nice dinner at a burger joint Dan and I are enjoying a wee dram. Those stiff muscles are already starting to melt away!
Tomorrow, we’re in a campground. Hopefully I can find wifi somewhere and post you an update. For now, have a great night!