So 1,200,000 steps south of sixty is the title of my blog. I came up with this name as over the past months I have decided to hike the Bruce trail. \240The trail starts in Queenston and ends in Tobermory, Ontario and the total length is 912 km. \240I calculated to hike 912. Km you would take approximately 1,200,000 steps! \240I called it South of Sixty as I will be celebrating my 60th birthday this summer.
I first heard about the Bruce Trail. In about grade 7 when a friend of mine wanted to Walk the trail with me that summer. \240Being young boys it sounded exciting and we talked about it a lot, but in the end we were too young \240to do the trip. Years went by \240and life got busy, \240marriage, raising a family, running a business occupied my thoughts \240for the next many years, but somewhere in the back of my mind \240I still wanted to complete a major journey by either riding a bike or hiking at some point in my life.
One day a friend of mine suggested the Bruce Trail and I loved the idea. The idea was given thought over the winter and started to come into form this spring. \240I am not 100% sure I can complete the hike as at this point it feels overwhelming but I do know it will also take alot for me to give up as generally that is not in my nature.