Hi there, and sorry for the paucity in my update. Still on the trail hunting down kilometers and expericing the landscape I walk upon. Currently, I am 17 km and some decimal places from Bracebridge, where I have sent my first box of food et al. for pickup. Fortunately, I have lots of food left, so I will have a big breakfast and lunch; however, I have yet to experience the extreme hunger I have been told about from other thru hikers.
My total km’s so far is 170 km, but I am starting to realize that the km’s are such a small part of the experience during this walking odyssey. For example, the km’s mean nothing to the lady just outside Cooper’s Falls, ON who came out of her house to give me some food and water while I sat on my cart taking a phone call. I was caught off guard while sitting on my cart, but she wished me luck, and this meant so much to me, especially after yesterday’s cold rain and breakdown — thank you! The ginger ale, Canada Dry of couse, was like no other. I ate the fig and granola bar she gave me as soon as I unwrapped it, but I made sure no one saw this ravinous and almost primal like eating ritual that was on display at the side of the road when she went inside! There are many good people in this world, and this lady is absolute proof!
I cant wait to have a rest day in Bracebridge.
Below was taken as I walked out of Washago towards Cooper’s Falls.