Walking is one of those activities I enjoy. One of the reasons I enjoy it is because you can see so much more than riding on a bike or in a car. Little things, those small things that you would normally pass by without a second thought.
I live in a small city with lots of green space to go walking in. Some of the areas are very old from the early 19th century while others range from the early 2oth century to the present day. The city is lucky that a number of old rail lines have been turned into walking trails that run by the Grand River. As I’ve said before in other posts there is also an old canal that cuts through the city, though you’d never know it to be the remains of a canal from the way it looks today. It all makes for an interesting walk through the city.
On November 11, 1813 the rear guard of an American Army under the command of Major General James Wilkinson turned and faced a force of British, Canadian and First Nations Warriors under the command of Lt. Col. Joseph Morrison. As the two forces met and began to skirmish then join in general battle, the ground favoured the British as it allowed the fewer but far more disciplined troops to dominate the battle field. At the end of the day the British held the field and the Americans crossed back over to the south bank of the St. Lawrence river and ended their campaign to capture Montreal. On the weekend of July 13/14 2013 historic re-enactors from both sides of the border came together to recreate this historic moment.