Thursday Tidbits

Posted on August 28, 2019 under Thursday Tidbits with 4 comments

Crab traps at Pleasant Bay

In a world that has seemingly gone mad, it’s nice to know that there are still lots of people who exhibit acts of kindness.

I’m going to keep this post brief. Today was a long day and I have been posting tons of stuff on Facebook.

The people in Pleasant Bay were extraordinarily kind to me as I hunkered down to weather the storm on Tuesday. I was afforded rock star treatment as I was given free accommodations and free meals for the better part of two days. I was even chauffeured home after dinner at the MidTrail Restaurant.

I hope I don’t miss anybody but a huge shoutout to Shana, Crystal, Nicole,Morgan and Donna at the Rusty Anchor Restaurant.

Thanks to Dawn and Shane at HI- Cabot Trail Hostel.

Joanne , Doris and Vicky at the MidTrail Restaurant gave me an awesome meal.

Thanks to CJ, Candace, Cassandra and Carolyn at the Mountainview Restaurant for two breakfasts. If your name doesn’t start with the letter C , I don’t think you can get a job there!

Thanks to Arlie and the folks at the Whale Interpretive Centre.

Tonight I am staying at the Highlands Hostel in Cape North. Patricia and the children welcomed me earlier today and told me that I could stay at no charge for two night. The building was originally a church but has been transformed into a wonderful place to put your head down at the end of the day,

I hope I haven’t missed anybody.

So, what’s it like to walk the Cabot Trail? In a word – hard. Harder than I thought. The good news is that I am halfway there -150k. Most of the hard climbs are behind me. I’ve had perfect walking conditions and I’ve had Simone beside me all the way. When I was staggering up North Mountain this morning, I thought about Simone’s long uphill climb.

We’re inching ever closer to the $5,000 mark. I will continue to collect donations until I finish the walk sometime in early September. In case you misplaced my e-mail address (!), you can send an e-transfer to me at

Thanks to my Facebook friends for the hundreds of messages. I can’t possibly respond to them all but please know that your comments fuel me when my energy flags.

I’m going to take a side trip to Meat Cove tomorrow with friends… by car!

Friday I plan to get to Ingonish unless the hurricane blows me off the road!

Have a great weekend.


Highland Hostel


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