Sunday, September 5, 2021.
Oh yeah, 31 kms! What a difference a day can make!
Though there were a few short showers today, the clouds only threatened rain for the most part. Blue skies broke through with perfect timing, just enough to warm me after occasional bouts of brisk wind.
The Island Walk directional signs along the route were great! Not having to take out my phone to use the online map (which is excellent as well) was a nice break. I also had the detailed written directions that Linda Lowther, of The Island Walk group, created, in my pocket for instant reference. So helpful!
My two favourites today:
Greenvale Road – a gorgeous wide expanse of quiet PEI red dirt, hemmed in by forests and opening to large potato fields. Caught a bit of blueberry harvesting as I went by.
And Souris Beach, where I took a needed break to eat.
This is near the PetroCan station where this section of today’s walk was to end. The weather was agreeable though, and I felt up to a bit more walking, so continued on.
The next part was a road walk on busy Highway 2 and I dreaded having to start there tomorrow, which also prompted my continuing. Before I knew it, I was at Route 310 where I made a left, toward the Inn at Bay Fortune.
At 31 kilometres, my new friend and host, Freda, came to pick me up. The amazing hospitality from Freda and Edwin truly contributed to how well I felt going in to today’s trek, which helped me make those extra kilometres.
Lastly, we are at $3,185 for PEI’s Lennon Recovery House! My heartfelt thanks to every who has donated to this important cause so far! If you haven’t yet made a donation, and would like to contribute or just learn more about the fundraiser, this is the link. https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/700km-island-walk-for-art-space-at-lennon-recove-2/
Thanks for reading this and there will be more coming soon! Christine