Author Archives: 2oldguyswalking

Who Was the Reverend David Kidd Byrne

The Reverend David S. Kidd (Byrne) was born in a one room log cabin near Bewdley Ontario where there was nine children sleeping two to each bunk bed that nearly filled the small room. On a cold winter night several of the children made their bed on the floor close to the wood burning stove. […]

Trans Canada from Kings Mill Rd. to Harold Rd. (Stirling) 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.*** Trans Canada from Kings Mill Rd. to Harold Rd. (Stirling) Trail Review Regular readers of this site will know we assess long trails like the Trans […]

What is the Fate of Rose’s Cottage?

News flash! Rose’s Cottage, the historic building in Port Hope formerly located at 36 Victoria Street South on the northwest corner of the Victoria and Strachan Street has now been safely removed from its former location and sits safely on the town’s Kings Field next door until its fate can be decided. Its future was […]

The Durham Regional Forest Trails 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***   The Durham Regional Forest Trails Review   I’d been hesitant to review this forest as I didn’t expect much from it. I usually interpret the phrase “multi usage” as “multi abusage” and unfit for walking. Especially when 11 of the 22 named […]

Eldorado Mining, the Port Hope Connection

In Canada, uranium ores first came to our attention in the early 1930s when the Eldorado Gold Mining Company began its operations at Port Radium, Northwest Territories to recover radium. The Port Hope Ontario refinery 5,000 km away was built soon after to produce radium. Exploration for uranium went into high gear in 1942 to […]

Strange Things I Have Seen – The Orono Cow Tree

Back in Nov 2016, I poked a bit of fun at Orono for its (rapidly becoming famous) leaning water tower. Since then I’ve enjoyed Orono ’s Crown Lands walking trails,  Orono’s bake shop, antique shops, the in-town Sydney Rutherford trail and it’s walkway under the bridge with the water baffles and the  beautiful graffiti. But […]

Trans Canada (?) from Blairton Station to Havelock 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.*** Trans Canada (?) from  Blairton Station to Havelock Trail Review While Google Satellite searching for interesting things on the TransCan, I saw an open water pond just East […]