Exercise

Many of the group walks I have taken during the pandemic have been around Toronto’s scenic Tommy Thompson Park wildlife and bird sanctuary. Since my friend Tristan recently joined the St James Town Sailing Club to learn to sail Albacore boats, he can make use of a canoe from their location near Cherry Beach. Yesterday, […]

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Because the spoken word content on Spotify is so-so most of the time (aside from podcasts like Ologies and the Spycast), I have been trying Audible to provide better quality listening material during walks. So far I have finished James Donovan’s book “Strangers on a Bridge: The Case of Colonel Abel” about the espionage trials […]

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Apparently it’s something that’s starting to exist: Day hiking within city limits isn’t a new concept, of course. There are guidebooks detailing trails in cities from San Francisco to Atlanta. But Thomas has pushed the pursuit further, mapping out routes as long as 200 miles from one corner of a city to another and using […]

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As part of playing around with my GPS data from my exercise walks since I wanted to make a heat map showing the likelihood of being in any particular place. Here’s one I made using Seth Golub’s heatmap.py Python script (radius 5, decay 0.75): I also made one in QGIS. First I converted the tracks […]

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At 9pm yesterday, I decided that I couldn’t focus enough for thesis work and to take a walk. My friend Tristan had recently plotted out some hiking routes on my computer, including one up the Don Valley from Old Mill station, crossing over east near Sheppard, then north up the Black Creek trail. I wanted […]

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