So, the ladies have decided to try to conquer some of the East Coast Trails this summer and I decided in my infinite wisdom to join them. We attempted one of the ‘easier’ trails on Saturday amidst the rain and muck and slippery-as-fuck rocks. Did I say I ‘attempted’ the trail? Yeah.
As you can see by the photos, I’m not only waaaay behind ALL of them, I’m also as graceful as fuck when crossing the streams and smooth as silk rocks that beg you to just TRY to pirouette over them without slamming your face into theirs. Seriously, East Coast Trail Association…your definition of ‘easy’ is so very different than mine.
Also, notice the sky high cliffs with the death-drops that defy anyone to take a jump and actually live to tell about it. Bestie is not allowed to work at the suicide hotline after saying she could give tips if someone really wanted to be done away with life. “I could just tell them where the best cliff is to make sure they’re not coming back. No question on that one. Oooh…just look at that drop! There’s NO WAY your face will be recognizable after that!” See? She is your go-to girl for maps on telling life to take a flying leap…literally.
I’m expecting the next adventure to be just as ‘fun’ as this one. It was enjoyable, except for the ‘wait for me’ and ‘do we have to cross that rushing water again?’ moments. I’m just glad I didn’t have to pee.
Here are the links where to find the trails and the descriptions of each one. If you’re out this way this summer, take on a trail but be prepared. Take water, snacks, maps and maybe somebody who is sturdy on their feet.
Our first foray into trail hiking was this one: Silver Mine Head Path http://eastcoasttrail.ca/trail/view.php?id=24
5 thoughts on “East Coast Trail Hike”
Sadly when we were down east last summer, we didn’t have the time to visit Newfoundland, it looks just lovely for hiking.
It is. A lot of great scenery and if the weather cooperates, it can be a great day out.
Ahh, you were always so graceful. Does this beat running on urban blacktop?
I may need you (or Ted) to re-teach me how to insert photos. The WordPress program used to offer ‘insert left, center, or right’. Now it just yells at me, and puts pics wherever it damn well wants. Your lovely shots are artistically placed. 🙂
Thanks, but not sure about the ‘artistically placed’ as it yelled at me several times for putting pictures up that it objected. Not sure why. I did manage. It takes a bit of messing around with…now you have to click the picture and look at the little icons above it to do what you want. It’s a little bit temperamental, but hey, who isn’t?
Come on now … I’ve always pegged you as a queen of grace … on the other hand, you have me an opening that I’m too damn chicken to take advantage of … Keep smiling – and drinking wine.