Amélie Hikes the East Coast Trail – DAY 29


Another great berry-picking day! Just as promised in the East Coast Trail Guide, the trail going up Big Hill is dotted with great berry patches. Amélie was not the only one to be excited about the berries – from the pouch carrier, Évangéline took to pointing them out and screaming, “Bleuets! Bleuets!” She was so excited about eating the berries that she stayed awake for the whole hike – a rare occasion, if not a first.

Big Hill is true to its name – it’s a BIG HILL. It’s quite a climb for Amélie’s little legs, but she’s getting to be a great hiker. Once we got to the barrens on the top of the hill, however, we quickly realized that we’d have to turn back – the brisk wind was colder than anticipated, and I worried that the girls’ coats wouldn’t keep them warm enough.

The way down was much faster than the way up!

After the hike, we stopped at Keith’s Diner for a hot turkey and fries. After our meal, we strapped the girls in their car seats and headed back home. Both girls had passed out within five minutes.



MAPPING ECT Progress - Day 29

  1. 0.15km (Our house to Alder Hill)
  2. 1km (Alder Hill to Bears Cove Inn)
  3. 1.65km (Bears Cove Inn to Tobin Memorial)
  4. 1.5km (Tobin Memorial to Otter Cove)
  5. 1km (Otter Cove to Upper Red Cove)
  6. 0.6km (Upper Red Cove to South Head)
  7. 4km (South Head to Bay Bulls Trailhead parking lot)
  8. 3km (Bay Bulls Trailhead to Captain Wayne’s Excursions)
  9. 5.8km (Captain Wayne’s Excursions to the Bull Head Light)
  10. 7.2km (Fort Amherst to The Battery)
  11. 1.3km (Our house to Harrigan’s Grocery & Convenience)
  12. 3.5km (Harrigan’s Convenience to Camel Cove Beach)
  13. 1.8km (Mobile Beach to Herring Cove)
  14. 500m (Deadman’s Bay Trailhead to Lookout Point)
  15. 4km (Herring Cove to Camel Cove Beach)
  16. 2.5km (Mobile Beach to Cape Canine)
  17. 3.3km (Cape Canine to The Cribbies)
  18. 2.9km (The Cribbies to Burnt Cove Beach)
  19. 800m (LaManche Bridge to Herring Cove Point)
  20. 1km (Riverside Restaurant to the Cape Broyle Wharf)
  21. 2.7km (Bauline East Wharf to LaManche Bridge)
  22. 3.1km (The Battery to The Quidi Vidi Village Plantation)
  23. 1.5km (Quidi Vidi Village to Bawden’s Highlands)
  24. 4km (Cape Broyle Wharf to Pagoda Projects)
  25. 2km (Burnt Cove Beach to Bauline East Wharf)
  26. 5.4km (Cappahayden to Island Meadow)
  27. 800m (Blackhead village to Bull Cove)
  28. 3.5km (Brigus South to Hares Ears)
  29. 1.5km (Chafe’s Landing to Big Hill)
  • Amélie’s total progress: 71.5km/316km
  • Distance walked by the adults today: 3km
  • Total distance walked by the adults: 143.2km



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