We continue to plod along eastward on the TransCanada Trail. I know I’ve whined about this a million times, but hiking along rail trail isn’t particularly interesting. We are becoming fairly adept at entertaining ourselves through the endless kilometres of *sameness*.
I have however changed my opinion of the TransCanada mobile app considerably. I know I gave it 2-thumbs down in the post here, but it has proven to be immensely useful in determining where we are, or where to find the trail – not such a bad thing at all!
We are still waiting for true spring-like weather to arrive, and I keep my eyes open looking for signs that perhaps we can soon switch to bicycle. Alas – the trail is still too soft and soggy.
If you’re wondering where we are right now, we’re about 4 km east of Campbellford (on the far right), about 257 km (trail distance) from mid-Toronto (on the far left side).
The red line shows this section of the TransCanada Trail we have completed.
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We are getting close to our self-imposed 2-hour (one way) driving limit for a day trip and pretty soon our journey will require more extensive planning.
Plodding along on a rail trail through mainly farm country can be pretty mindless. If you had overheard our bovine conversation this week, you’d understand what I mean.
The ladies were clearly unimpressed with our company, even though I think we were exceptionally charming.
I get excited when we encounter a sign, or anything even remotely unusual, that breaks up the monotony of the brown landscape.
The following photo gallery of trail signs is a sample of the small bits of colour we’ve managed to find over the past couple of weeks as we’ve moved through Hastings and into Campbellford.
Happy trails! Spring is coming … and soon after, the bugs.