Lisa Stokes

Travel with a Bicycle Tourism and Advocacy Focus

  • Erie Canalway – Day 3 – Buffalo to Lockport

    As I began to upload pictures to my website after writing the text for day three, my website crashed. My son does all the technical stuff for me so I contacted him, but it ended up taking weeks to sort out the issue and get it back online. So I continued to choose the…

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  • Erie Canalway- Day 2 – Niagara Falls to Buffalo

    The hotel offered a breakfast of refined carbs which we took advantage of, but isn’t my preference, and I was hungry again by mid-morning. Before setting off, we headed to the R. Nathaniel Dett Chapel, which, according to the historic plaque is  “an important community icon (which)… bears witness to the early black settlement of…

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  • Erie Canalway- Day 1 – Brampton to Niagara Falls

    David and Dayle, Cindy and I started planning this trip back in February. Because we have cycled much of Waterfront Trail between Toronto and Niagara Falls we decided to shorten the trip by a day by taking the GO train between Port Credit and Niagara Falls. Originally we had planned to leave tomorrow, but…

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  • Hamilton- Day 7

    We decided to walk to Steve’s Open Kitchen for breakfast. It took us past Hamilton City Hall, where there is a topiary Tiger-Cats mascot, mini football field, and football. There is also the now ubiquitous large public art sculpture of the name of the city. Adjacent to City Hall is Whitehern, a well preserved,…

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  • Hamilton- Day 6 – Dundas

    We planned a short ride today, riding along the Hamilton Brantford Rail Trail to Dundas Valley Conservation Area, then leaving the trail and descending into Dundas for lunch and coffee, before riding back up, Cootes Drive, and through McMaster, and back to the apartment, for a ride of about 25 km. We started the…

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  • Hamilton – Day 5

    We started the day by walking across the street to the Ark and Anchor for lattés which we took back to the apartment to drink while I made breakfast. Ralph came out this morning and ate his breakfast, and then settled down for a rest in his litter box. I’ve never observed such behaviour…

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  • Hamilton – Day 4

    I didn’t see Ralph overnight, but when I came out of the bedroom this morning, he was sitting in the office and let me come in to pet him. He seem to enjoy the company, and ate when I put down his food. I cooked myself breakfast, and then walked one minute to an…

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  • Hamilton- Day 3

    Shortly after I finished writing the blog last night, Ralph came out for a little visit, and let me pet him again, but then disappeared into one of his hiding spots. Michael said that Ralph was chatty and stomping about the place overnight, but I didn’t hear it. My planned ride for today was…

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  • Hamilton – Day 1&2

    Yesterday, Michael and I came down to Hamilton because I am cat sitting for my daughter this week. Michael will stay with me for a couple days, but he uses four screens when working at home, so it’s a bit challenging working just on his laptop. Patti will come down and join me for…

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  • Hillsburgh- Day 3

    The day dawned, bright and sunny again, but cool, with the promise of a beautiful day for riding. Cindy’s sister arrived back before we left the house and I was able to meet her, and we visited for a while. She took the dogs to work, so we didn’t need to walk them this…

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