Monthly Archives: January 2017

Vanderwater Conservation Area (Thomasburg) Trail Review

***Please click on this link Map Locations of ALL Trails on this Site to view a map with the location of every trail “2oldguyswalking” has written a review on.*** VANDERWATER CONSERVATION AREA TRAIL REVIEW UPDATE – July 19 2019 – Just heard that the gates from the parking lot here are kept closed now. I’m not […]

The Hanging of Dr. William King

A story from a scrapbook of Mrs. Fred Ford (1878-1975) entitled “When Boy of Seven Saw Crowds Here For Hanging” written by Mrs. Ford’s uncle W.R. Riddell. William Renwick Riddell (1852-1945) was a Canadian lawyer, judge and historian. Born in Hamilton Township, he was appointed as a judge to the Supreme Court of Ontario in […]

Training Wild Birds to Hand Feed

One of the other bird feeding walkers on the trail asked us “Are you the ones who got the nuthatches to feed by hand?”. We responded to the positive, and he asked how we managed that. We gave him a quick rundown on how we did it … while cautioning him that it took the […]

Strange Things I’ve Seen – The Brechin Sauropod (Yeah that’s a Dinosaur)

For many years, the wife and I have travelled back and forth from Gravenhurst, Ontario to visit my Mom. There are only so many different routes one can take, to break the monotony of passing the same old landmarks. Sure, things change from trip to trip. We watched some frickin’ mansion on a hill being […]