Category Archives: Travels

To Stratford by Train

VIA Train 85 at Stratford Station, October 8, 2016 On Thanksgiving weekend, my partner and I made the trip out to Stratford to get away from Toronto for two days and see two shows: Macbeth and The Hypochondriac. Both plays … Continue reading

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A ride from Caledon to Guelph via the Elora-Cataract Trailway

On Friday, September 2, I went for an 80 kilometre ride between Caledon and Guelph on what turned out to be a spectacular day: sunny, a high of 23 Celsius and without too much humidity. The summer of 2016 has … Continue reading

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A ride from Peterborough to Uxbridge (Day 2)

Looking west on Doube’s Trestle, between Peterborough and Omemee After riding the Lang-Hastings trail on Sunday July 30, I cycled from Peterborough to Uxbridge on Monday, August 1, stopping at Trent University. This is one of my favourite rides in Ontario, having … Continue reading

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A ride between Peterborough and Hastings (Day 1)

The Trans-Canada Trail crosses the Otonabee River near downtown Peterborough, next to the Canadian Pacific Railway During the Civic Holiday long weekend, I spent two days cycling around Peterborough and two of the rail trails that radiate out of it. … Continue reading

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Cuba’s Hershey Train: the last interurban railway

Last week, my partner-in-crime and I escaped to Cuba for a short vacation. Eschewing the all-inclusive resorts at Varadero, we decided to spend our time in Havana instead. Havana is a fascinating place that’s worth exploring beyond the popular spots such as the … Continue reading

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A ride through Midwestern Ontario, Part II

The Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail, part of a network of rail trails that join together in the City of Brantford Previously in this blog, I described the first day of a two-day ride through Midwestern Ontario, between Guelph and Kitchener via … Continue reading

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A ride through Midwestern Ontario, Part I

Just prior to Labour Day weekend, I went on a two-day bike excursion west of Toronto, starting in Guelph, staying in Downtown Kitchener, and finishing my ride in Downtown Hamilton. [Part II, Kitchener to Hamilton is here.] I find that … Continue reading

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