Guest Post By: Cynthia from I'm Thinking of Retiring Meet Cynthia Cynthia lives just north of Toronto. She retired from a fast-paced career as a Fire Chief (one of the few female Fire Chiefs in Canada at the time). In preparing for life beyond work, she created the site I’m Thinking of Retiring to share the immense… Continue reading Peace, Walking and Waterfalls
Over the past 46 days, Richard and I were home for 4 nights. That's a lot of eating out! The last 11 nights we spent at a Home Exchange in beautiful Banff with our youngest son, Creighton, and his girlfriend, Charling. Here's a quick sampling of just some of the tantalizing creations that were on… Continue reading What’s Was On Our Plate (While in Banff & Surrounding Area)?
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
Three years after our last Camino adventure, my husband and I are now booked to hike a section of the Camino de la Isla (Island Walk) on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Although the entire trail is 700 km, we plan to do a smaller (140+ km) segment as follows: Charlottetown to Mount Stewart, 32 kmMount… Continue reading Where Do You Find Your Inner Peace?