Monthly Archives: August 2016

East Coast Trail

This morning we dropped off an acquaintance and his dog for a sixteen day trek on The East Coast Trail. Eliot left from the trail head in Cappahayden. His plan is to walk to Portugal Cove. The distance to Fort Amherst is 215kms. Then he has to walk the trail to Portugal Cove. This is an additional 75-80 kms. I hope he is able to finish the walk. Received an e mail that he was soaked on his second day as we had about 20 mm of rain.

Link to East Coast Trail Website




I had to chase down the trail after him as he left his dog pack in the trunk with the dog’s rations. Glad we found it before he got too would have messed up months of planning.

Some photos from the drive.











We stopped at The Colony of Avalon, Tea Room in Ferryland for lunch. We had seafood chowder, tea, bread pudding a tea biscuit and fish cakes. It was a good meal, although a little expensive. This is a great place to spend a few hours.

Manuel’s River

Today my wife and I took a short walk on The North side of the Manuel’s River trail. There were many families on the trail today as well as many people with their dogs. I jumped rocks to cross over to get a couple of apples from an apple trip that I remembered was there from my teenage years. Not as agile, on the rocks as I used to be. The mind thinks you can but the bodily actions show otherwise. Enjoy the crossing and have a laugh.

I was trying to get a good photo for a story that’s being published in a Christian magazine about my Christian walk. Hard to get a good photo when you’re not photogenic.

Picking a couple of apples.


Going back..I almost fell in on the way over


Almost back with two apples


Made it


Just relaxing


Manuel’s River has been one of my favorite places to trout to swim and to hike for over fifty years..Many memories.