I always find holidays to be somewhat stressful in part because my routine gets shot all to hell - - staying with family means no gym full of equipment near to hand and lots of meals out. A fun time is had by all - - and don't get me wrong, the Nerd and I are having a fabulous time - - but the lack of routines can be challenging. For example, 2 days of road food and all the Tim Hortons cookies we can eat (which is a lot) can really mess up good eating habits.
|Nature's awesome majesty|
|Confederation Trail map|
|View on the Trail. Notice the complete absence of people.|
Aside from the legions of mosquitoes which made walking almost unbearable at times, the walk was peaceful and lovely. The Nerd and I really enjoyed the walk and are definitely going to walk more portions of the Trail tomorrow...after bringing more bug spray with us for safety.
We did a lot of sightseeing today including visiting a couple of local Island distilleries (that make Shine as well as a variety of spirits) and stopping for ice cream in downtown Souris (the local small town).
I can imagine you saying to yourself: "Ice cream? Again? But what about eating healthy?". My response is my usual "It's all part of my balanced day that includes an hour of hiking to ensure that we have burned enough calories to let us have ice cream, silly". Because hey, ice cream makes a long walk in the woods surrounded by mosquitoes totally worth it. I regret nothing. Ice cream is delicious.