When I started this blog in 2017, it was with the intention of capturing our journey across the country on the Great (Trans-Canada) Trail.
My long-time friend and hiking partner, Helen, had infected me years ago with the need – and even ‘responsibility’ – to be outdoors exploring our great country. The Trans-Canada Trail seemed like the perfect way to do that.
However, after a year and over 800 km (500 miles) travelled into this multi-year project, Helen had to back out and I was left wondering what I would do about this goal we had set.
I ultimately decided to persevere on my own with a modified goal – to explore selected sections of the trail in each of the provinces and territories.
Last summer I journeyed twice into Quebec and covered over 200 km of trail by bicycle. This year I have my sights on Newfoundland.
Newfoundland is our most easterly province and one of only two provinces I’ve never visited. This will be a hiking trip rather than cycling and while I was prepared to embark on this adventure alone, I really wanted to share this experience with someone.
If you’re wondering why I didn’t ask my husband, I did. However I wasn’t surprised by his lack of enthusiasm. This is not his kind of adventure and he would be bored to tears.
So I put the suggestion out to Deb at The Badass Widow … and she was all over it in a heartbeat.
In the end, going off on a journey like this one with someone who shares the same sense of awe with nature and the wilderness is the perfect way to go.
So this is really a very long way of saying that next weekend, Deb and I will be heading to St. John’s, Newfoundland for a seven day adventure on the East Coast Trail.
The weather there is quite unsettled right now – cold and wet – but I have a secondary agenda which dictated travelling at this time of year. I am hoping to see icebergs and this time of year is ideal for it. I couldn’t be more excited.
I’m going to try something different on this trip. I plan to post a single photo here on my blog each day of this adventure, starting next Saturday, but you can be certain that both Deb and I will eventually be posting longer versions of our travels.
I’d love to have you along for the journey so please stay tuned!