This has nothing to do with writing – other than that anything at all can have everything to do with writing.
A friend of mine and I completed our five-stage walk from Upper Tantallon to Hubbards along Rails to Trails – an abandoned railway track on Nova Scotia’s south shore. We figure we covered about 50 km.
We hiked from the wonderful Bike and Bean Café in Tantallon to St Margaret’s Bay Community Centre, then back to the Bike and Bean (where the inevitable reward is a banana-chocolate-chip muffin and a latte). Next time we parked at the community centre and walked to the yellow church and back – you get the picture.
The last stretch from Queensland Beach to Hubbards brought us out on Route 3 within five minutes of The Trellis Café, known for its gingerbread.
Did we lose weight from all this walking? Let’s not go there.
No bugs. Beautiful fall foliage. Ocean views, streams and rivers to cross, the scent of pine and fir – and good conversation enroute.