Thank you for all of your kind words and warm wishes as my mother has been recovering from a broken hip. It's been a challenging time filled with big life lessons. It's a long road ahead but Mom is one tough cookie. For this month's Word of the Year Link Up, I have indulged myself… Continue reading I Wish You Peace
Bleak House, Charles Dickens • My apologies for being MIA in recent weeks. I went from a planned blogging break to a family emergency which has required much time and attention. I am hoping to gradually re-enter the blogging world with this post. In honour of Charles Dickens' June 9 birthday, Yvette from Prior House… Continue reading What’s On Your Bookshelf? The June Edition.
Day 6: Basin Head to Rollo Bay Lookout (Final Walking Day).Distance Walked: 21.64 km.Terrain: Several rolling hills. Scenery: Stunning vistas, easy roadside walking, quiet dirt lanes, beautiful beaches, colourful fields.Accommodations: Siren's Beach Motel. Come join us as Richard and I walk the final 21 km of our Island Walk. But first let's grab breakfast at… Continue reading Postcards from An Island Walk, Day 6
Day Five: East Point to Basin Head Distance Walked: 16 kmTerrain and Views: Stunning beaches, white singing stands, quiet dirt roads, wildlife parade.Accommodations: Siren's Beach Weather Alert: I awoke this morning to Richard reading out today's weather forecast from his phone. None of it sounded good. In fact, it sounded like a stay-in-bed kinda day.… Continue reading Postcards from An Island Walk, Day Five
The Original Plan: Walk 21 km from where we left off yesterday in New Zealand (yes, it is an actual place in PEI) to Elmira. Our Modified Route: A few factors conspired to slightly alter our course today. Sandy, our motel co-owner, suggested we walk the beach to Elmira instead of on the trail. She… Continue reading Postcards from An Island Walk, Day Four
Day Three: St. Peters to New ZealandDistance Walked: 23 kmTerrain and Scenery: Picturesque forested section of the Confederation Trail with beautiful Larkin's Pond Wildlife Management Area. Today's Update: When I left you last, Richard and I were enjoying a delicious halibut dinner at Rick's. Since then, this happened: Sunset at St. Peters Bay Complimentary Breakfast… Continue reading Postcards from An Island Walk: Day Three
Day Two: Mount Stewart to St. Peters.Distance Walked: 27 km. (The trail was likely 23 km. We veered off in Morrell for lunch and took a few more steps during our daily routine.)Terrain and Scenery: Gradual 40 meter climb during first 7.5 km. Old bridges, vast fields, white clapboard churches, spectacular water views.Noteworthy: St. Peters is… Continue reading Postcards from An Island Walk, Day Two
Day One: Charlottetown to Mount Stewart Distance Walked: 37 km (Google Maps lists this walk as 32 km if taking the Confederation Trail most of the way. As our accommodations were trailside, we took the trail the full way. The photos below reveal why.) The terrain was flat and meticulously maintained throughout. The signage was excellent… Continue reading Postcards from An Island Walk, Day One
In a previous post, I mentioned that Richard and I were preparing to walk 140 kilometres of Prince Edward Island's Camino, The Island Walk. We have now arrived in Charlottetown and are ready to begin walking tomorrow until May 30. Due to the nature of this hike, I will take a short break from my… Continue reading Postcards from An Island Walk
Book Club/Reading Benefits (according to research) Boost Memory and Cognition (Source)Increase Social Skills (Source)Reduce Stress and Anxiety (Source) (Source)Increase Longevity (Source) (Source) Improve Your Quality of Life (Source) Book Club Benefits (according to me) A Chance to Discuss Your Recent Reads/Share a Love of ReadingConnect SociallyMake New FriendsAfternoon or Evening OutExpand Your Reading HorizonsGain New… Continue reading Why Join A Book Club?