?

Log in

we · drank · cachaca · and · smoked · the · green · cheroot


Wore backpack to Ile des Rapides and back, about 11k, in the rain, to…

Recent Entries · Archive · Friends · Profile

* * *
Wore backpack to Ile des Rapides and back, about 11k, in the rain, to test new raincoat and see if I could make the distance without collapsing, in preparation for my summer walks. Said hello and welcome to wild parsley and foxglove shoots, pink leaf-buds on the wild rose twigs, glittery drakes and their demure ducks, redwinged blackbirds, a longstanding heron, and a bird who appeared subdued but turned out when in flight to have a wild yellow lining in his coat and a flashy white pocket square. Met hundreds if not thousands of snails on the glorious mudbank, shining in the rain and looking very much like entities with prettier and more efficient backpacks than mine. Found a bird cafe on the island in company of ravenous goose and fat robins - sat and devoured my brown rice, hummous, kale, cabbage and umeboshi, and a hemp heart buckwheat honey energy ball, and a cheese and onion sandwich for Virginia Woolf. The backpack weighs 15 lbs with my tent and gear in it, and we'll see how my muscles are in the morning. Will I be able to walk the 120k from Baie St. Paul to Tadoussac this summer?

* * *