On The Road With Bailey Nelson: Episode Three
We hope you've had a wonderful week. As I write this, I'm on a plane to Dubai, where I'll be for a month among a couple other cities, while Alistair stays here in Toronto wrapping up the very last bits of his undergraduate degree.
Today we're taking you on our third and last road trip with Bailey Nelson to a spot pretty close to home: Mt. Albion Falls in Hamilton. In case you didn't know, Hamilton is actually home to over 100 waterfalls. Pretty nifty for a quick weekend or even midweek hike, if you ask us!
Hamilton is a stones throw from Toronto at just under an hour away. Commonly referred to as the City of Waterfalls, it baffled me that hundred waterfalls could just be sitting smack dab in the middle of a city. Mt. Albion falls is a quiet little nook perfect for spending a couple hours away being outdoors and unwinding. There's plenty of dry room just inches from the falls, which makes for an absolutely serene experience.
Alistair threw together a very Mumford & Sons look, or at least that's what I like to call it. The colourful knit detail on his jacket sleeves, rounded tortoise shell sunnies and felt fedora all added very rustic touches to his hike outfit for the day. Being the poster child for minimalism, I stuck with a trusty black romper, which was casual enough that I didn't mind getting a little messy in it. For a little added edge and protection - it may be summer but I still get cold - I threw on this amazing army green GAP windbreaker that Alistair recently thrifted and finished the look with a pop of colour in my Nike trainers.
FYI: We saw lots of couples come and go on our visit there, which makes perfect sense because this is a great place for taking a date on a budget. Just grab your trainers, SPF, water bottle, sunglasses and you're good to go!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! We've had so much fun shooting this series with Bailey Nelson and can't thank them enough for coming along for the adventure. We were just saying the other day how, in spite of having moved to Canada four years ago, we've barely done any adventuring close to home.
While Alistair and I are going to be apart for about a month, we've shot a few bits that we're excited to share with you in the coming weeks. Other than that, keep an eye on our Instagram for a little bit of wanderlusting from me and some good ol' Toronto loving from Alistair.