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Day 28 – The Island Walk

The sky was threatening rain – and creating arresting images – but only a light mist fell as I set off this morning from the Winter River bridge, which is approximately 3 kilometres past Dalvay, waypoint 18 of The Island Walk.

Best part of starting there, and ending as I did the day before, is this handy facility.

Following a 5km road walk on Route 6, it was like seeing an old friend when I turned left onto the Confederation Trail again, heading to Mt. Stewart.

Immediately before the trail, this sign indicates an interesting option: turn right if you’d like to head to Charlottetown to end your walk, or turn left to continue on The Island Walk. I leaned left, of course.

There were many pretty views along this portion of the trail.

And healthy marshes filled with plant and bird life.

Arriving at waypoint 19 at Mt. Stewart, there is a large shelter with a picnic table, and also a building housing a bakery cafe and washrooms.

It’s also home to the library. It’s too bad it wasn’t open. Anyone who knows me knows of my love of public libraries!

I appreciated the community support that seemed to be thriving at this location, from the free products in the bathroom (you deserve it, period!) to a basket of fruit for the taking by the library door.

It was great to have my husband join me for a bit on trail today.

Continuing on a few more kilometres, I ended my almost 24 kilometres day at Route 323, locally known as Cherry Hill Road I believe.

My walk today.

When I finished, I was so happy to come to my brother’s and his family’s home where I’ll be staying for these last 3 nights in PEI. Saturday, I will be walking the last section of my Island Walk journey, from St. Peter’s to New Zealand, along the Confederation Trail. Special thanks to Seana, my sister-in-law, for putting out a call on social media to encourage donations to the Lennon Recovery House fundraiser. This helped bring our total to an amazing $5800! We are so close to the $7000 goal and with only a couple of days before I complete my over 700km walk, I feel confident of reaching both the completion of my walk and the arrival at the $7000 fundraising goal. Please consider donating if you haven’t to this worthy cause. This is the link with details of the fundraiser and simple way to donate. Donations are tax deductible and receipts are issued immediately.

More adventures to come! Christine

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