Today's title is a contribution from The Happy Whisk where baking is fun, Halloween is in full swing and the lady sleep sometime on a slab, sometime in a coffin.
About 2 weeks ago, I was speaking with a friend and he said: “Richard with all your walking, are you thinking about doing the Compostela trail?”
“No it never crossed my mind!” I answered back thinking it's some kind of a joke that the punch is escaping me; after all there is 'Compost' in Compostela.
But he was serious, he explained it was a pilgrimage in Europe where people walks in Northern Spain 700 KM to get to a cathedral at “The Camino de Santiago”.
Lately there is over 200,000 pilgrim doing this every year. For something I didn't know anything about, 3 couples on our campground has done it.
I'm a sucker for adventure, right then and there, I knew something had change in me; providing me with a goal to my daily crazy numbers of steps.
I will not be doing the Compostela trail any time soon but I decide to hike the “Petit Train du Nord” (translate to the little North Train). This is a 200 KM (125 miles) trail running from Saint-Jérôme to Mont-Laurier on a De-commisionned rail way.
The plan right now is to leave around mid September and hike the whole trail in 8 days carrying a pack sack, tent, sleeping bag, and food. NO computer, NO TV and NO internet!
From what I read, my pack sack should weight around 30-35 lbs so even with this weight on my shoulder, I'll still be lighter than when I took this Health trail at the beginning of February, isn't that something!
I'm sure there will be plenty of rocks, sticks and toads along the way, so when I return I'll have plenty of pictures to share.
Anything exciting in your life happening in September?
|Le Petit Train du Nord|