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Day 30 – my last Island Walk Day!

October, 2, 2021. I dit it! A total of 714 kilometres walked. Started September 3rd and completed October 2nd, without missing a day.

And $6620 raised to date of the $7000 fundraising goal for Lennon Recovery House! I can barely believe we’re a mere $320 away from the goal. Today I spoke with Dianne Young at Lennon House. They have purchased initial art supplies (which they had when I visited last week) and yesterday, residents had their first class with an art therapist, and, Dianne said ”they loved it”. Already, your donations are making a difference. The fundraiser began August 12 and doesn’t end until October 12, and I feel confident we will reach the full amount of the goal by then. Here is the link should you like to contribute. I am overflowing with gratitude to have had the opportunity to have this experience. Moreover, I am deeply grateful to everyone who helped me here in PEI and to the many people back home in Prince Edward County who encouraged me and supported the fundraiser as well. Thank you all so much! I don’t have much to say about today’s hike as I’m still processing the fact that I am actually finished! I leave you with images of my last day of the journey. I’ll be taking a few days off from writing while I’m travelling home, but I intend to write more after I’ve had time to reflect on the experience. I’ve also been asked questions related to the walk, gear I carried, logistics, and so forth, so I will write a FAQ type post as well.

It was a chilly start in St. Peter’s this morning.

Bridge views ahead!

These shelters along the Confederation Trail are the best!

Fellow walkers Deborah and John are also doing the Island Walk. Today, they decided to bike a bit of it. It was nice to have a chance meeting on trail and a chat!

Fall kissed ferns.

The last waypoint marker for my walk.

The only glimpse of blue sky all day came right as I finished.

More to come, Christine

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