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Day 13 – The Island Walk

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The bridge came into view this morning!

The Confederation Bridge is a girder box design and the longest bridge in the country. It’s also the world’s longest bridge over ice covered water.

Having the company of my new hiking friend and fabulous host, Ruth DeLong, on my first few kilometres this morning, set me off – dare I say it? – on the right foot.

The day began in Tryon. Do you see the face, sort of a Hallowe’en face, on this church? Or is it just me?

Most of today’s walk, save for the last 5k or so, was on Route 10. I walked through Augustine Cove, Cape Traverse, Carlton-Borden and North Bedeque to Central Bedeque.

Whenever I see a bridge coming up, even when walking on a highway, I know there will be a calming view.

Today’s “the good, the bad, and the ugly”: the good included bridge views, one red road, and only light rain near the end of the walk. The bad was having to stop behind a church to Voltaren my increasingly painful quad and foot so that I could continue. Yes, Voltaren is now a verb! The ugly was watching and smelling the massive liquid manure trucks that were working on the potato fields.

Did I mention it’s always windy?

But let’s focus on the good, which is what dominates this great Island Walk! Feeling fortunate to be out here, embracing all the views.

When you duck into the forest by the side of the road and discover nature’s little treasures.

A place to rest? So much simple pride of place in PEI

My trek today. I’ve now walked over 311 kilometres.

So grateful for all the support from you who read this, family and friends back home, and new friends I am making here. 

In closing, the Lennon House fundraiser is now at $4255! These funds will be used to create an art space with art therapy and artists visits to support the recovery of folks struggling with addictions and mental health disorders.  My heartfelt thanks to everyone who has donated already and, if you haven’t but would like to donate, this is the link.

More adventures to come! Christine

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