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Day 29 – The Island Walk

This second last day of my 700 kilometres walking journey wove rainbows, gorgeous scenery, and the warmth of companionship into my path.

Hint of a great day ahead as I headed to trail.

Friends from home in Prince Edward County! Lindsay and Kelly came to see me on the last day of their PEI vacation.

Lindsay, who shares both my passion for walking and literature about it, joined me for the first 10 kilometres of the day. Time absolutely flew by as we walked and talked! Loved it!

The trail, beginning at Route 323 heading towards Morell, provided lots of pretty views.

A glimpse of a trailside clear water pond reflected trees and clouds.

The Morell trailhead train station provided a nice spot to stop for lunch.

This, at Morell, necessitated an unwelcome 6.4km road walk detour.

On the plus side, I got to be one of likely the first few to walk on the newly constructed Morell road bridge that opened that morning. The pedestrian walkway is a great addition.

6.5 kms later and I was back on the Confederation trail on what is undeniably the most beautiful section going toward St. Peter’s Bay.

Seana, my sister-in-law, jogged 6 kilometres to meet me so we could walk back together. So nice!

Bridge views never disappoint.

And my brother, Rick, along with Finlay and Duncan, met us at Midgell bridge to walk toward my final destination for the day, St. Peter’s.

Splendid shore birds dotted the bay.

The end of my 25.26 in sight. Note the sign for Rick’s Fish & Chips. Yes, that’s my brother’s famous island restaurant!

Waypoint 20 done! Only one day left!

Wrapping up the day, my walk’s fundraiser for Lennon House PEI, stands at an amazing $6,115! Thank you all! Words can’t express how grateful I am. If you haven’t donated and would like to, or if you just want to learn what it and about the life changing work of Lennon Recovery House, this is the link.

More adventures – actually one more day of it – to come. Christine

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