The First Step

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Soon it will be two years. Two years since I ended up on Monique’s blog. I can’t remember how I got there; one of those twisty internet paths I suspect. She was walking from Barcelona to Paris  for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), a journey that would take her 55 days. People were supporting her and I joined in and followed along until she reached Paris, and then life continued and I moved on.

Out of the blue in May I received a letter from Amsterdam. I had quite forgotten that Monique had said she would send a souvenir of her travel; she folded little boats made from paper found along the way. My letter contained a photo of the “fleet” as she calls it. You can read more about it here. It was very fortuitous timing as we are about to leave on our own lengthy journey and relocation. I folded a little canoe from the envelope as a tribute to all journeys.

A week from today we will set off on our trip to return to the West coast of Canada. All five of us and one bunny will drive 4500 km to Victoria, BC in 15 days. Flying. of course, would have been faster. But, apart from economics, driving allows for at least a little more time for the soul to adjust; the first step on a new path.


Little canoe ready to head off to the Pacific.







6 thoughts on “The First Step

    Michelle said:
    July 10, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Wishing you and your family safe travels on your journey!

      nicoleaugust responded:
      July 10, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      Thank you ! All the best to you too !

    nicoleaugust responded:
    July 10, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    The last post from Ontario !

    BeeHappee said:
    July 11, 2017 at 12:37 am

    Wow, nice, moving west with the sun!! Welcome to the wild wild west 🙂 and best of luck with the move.

      nicoleaugust responded:
      July 11, 2017 at 9:25 am

      Just have to get past the fires in BC !

        BeeHappee said:
        July 11, 2017 at 11:49 am

        Yep, fires, smoke, and road closures are a daily occurence here this time of year. Hopefully BC gets some rain as we are getting down south.

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