“What I take with me, what I leave behind, are of less importance than what I discover along the way.”….

“What I take with me, what I leave behind, are of less importance than what I discover along the way.”….

….In Praise of Walking  Thomas A. Clarke

 

Ten days ago, my sister and I drove to Twillingate  and did some twacking  (the top meaning😊) before joining our cousin at R & J Restaurant for lunch. All three of us enjoy the outdoors and hiking so the conversation led to hiking in the Twillingate area.  Our cousin lives there and asked if we had ever done the hike in Little Harbour.  No we hadn’t , but of course now we have!

 

 

 

Lower Little Harbour where at one time people lived year around, did they resettle up the trail to Little Harbour;)?

 

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I have always liked the word mosey, it conjures up visions of quietly taking your time, of feeling warm and centered.  We discussed the spelling of this “Mozy Inn” , because I had never seen it written. Someone would add an ‘e’, someone would have used ‘s’ instead of ‘z’, etc., but we all agreed that it was a lovely inviting spot.  Interestingly enough I did see it written a few days later in Michael Winter’s book Into the Blizzzard…………mosey.

 

Sugg…an interesting surname for Newfoundland I thought

It was a brilliant, bitterly cold day.

Spelling discrepancy?

The Natural Arch .

An unexpected, invigorating hike.  Thank you Debra.

“Walking. I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.”     Linda Hogan

Early Morning Musings.

Early Morning Musings.

No trek yet today, just some pondering as I sit sipping my tea surrounded by things I love.  A very old hutch, an old cabinet that my dad made years ago, a little old stand that displays my Thrift Store find of a beautiful teapot and cup that when perfectly aligned  form an Hydrangea, complete with stem and leaves; my paintings, artwork and poetry, my digital photo frame which sends out memories and, at odd moments throughout the day, I stop and enjoy, my journal and my cup which reads “Life is a Story, Make Yours a Best Seller.”   Many would not find my life a best seller, but for me  my family, complete now with sons in law and grandchildren, my curious mind, my love of hiking and exploring and the continuing search for simplicity  make it a seller that I hope to continue writing.

 

 

“Not all those who wander are lost”

“My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions but in the fewness of my wants.” J. Brotherton

“My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions but in the fewness of my wants.” J. Brotherton

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I just received my TTT newsletter for 2016 and unfortunately I can’t attend this year, but I certainly recommend this festival.   Norris Point and Woody Point are breathtaking!

This festival provides everything I love…hiking, entertainment, meeting new people and exploring new places. People come from all over Canada and the United States for this event. Trails Tales Tunes May 20-29 2016  what an adventure it will be!

 

Norris Point with the Tablelands in the background.

After sipping refreshments on the dock outside of The Cat Stop Pub and Grub, we did a little hike. Amazing vistas, but the seaweed is slippery! A little over zealous when surrounded by such beauty, I took a little dip in the water!

One of the guided hikes we did.  Layers of clothing were removed the further we walked.

Yes, that’s a moose.  It was like walking through a dead forest, the moose do so much damage here.

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So worth the hike!

 

“I have two doctors, my left leg and my right leg.”    G. M. Trevelyan

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The very talented Daniel Payne and friends.

We signed up for a Photo Scavenger Hunt in Woody Point. A boat took all participants across to Woody Point and we were given a list and, I believe, 2 hours to find and take  pictures of all the items. What fun! Our new found friend from Vancouver Island was very competitive.  We all had lunch (included in the cost) at a local restaurant and then took the ferry back to Norris Point where more entertainment awaited.

Every day there is a hike or some activity, plus entertainment in the afternoon and/or evening. Don’t hike? Go for the music, stories, scenery and the opportunity to meet new people and experience new ideas.

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All photos by L.  and C. Fudge

 

“There is nothing like walking to get the feel of the country. A fine landscape is like a piece of music; it must be taken at the right tempo. Even a bicycle goes too fast.”  Paul Scott Mowrer