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Cabin in the woods

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

After too many weeks in recovery, I’m finally on the move again – the journey continues!

We (Mike and me) shared the driving down to Plattsburg, picked up the bike and bags, then drove onto Greenwich, Connecticut to stay with some old friends of Mike’s. I have used the phrase “the kindness of strangers” many times in my blog, but this was something entirely different. Glen and Judy have a lovely home in the woods and it wasn’t that they just accepted me warmly into their lives, it was the connection I felt, particularly with Judy. I feel I have made more than just another friend here, I think I have found a ‘kindrid spirit’ who may just be able to help me finally make sense of things.

The cabin in the woods

As I wandered around the old wood cabin, empty and abandoned, I reflected on the last few weeks and the dark moods that had overtaken me. The light coming in through the window echoed perfectly with my present mood, that of being lit up and happy once again. Seeing the bike was like meeting up with family after a long absence, I’m truly looking forward to cycling once more…

So I’ve re-packed my panniers, re-packed my mind with more positive thoughts and I’m ready to begin. Woohooo…

The beautiful lake below the house

Wandering around the lake was pretty special too, as it’s a very beautiful spot. Mikes car had drained the battery overnight (had we left the lights on?) so we ended up waiting for a new one or a charge to get us on our way. I took the time to quickly log on and update this blog and let you all know I’m back in business!

So other than that, not much to tell you. We’re only a short drive from New York, where after not being able to find help with accommodation I’ve booked into a hostel for two nights. It’s scandalous what they charge in New York, but I had no other option. Looking forward to getting back to camping, where I can start to get back close to my daily budget. 🙂

The house in the woods

Just a quick update then, more soon…

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Good to hear you are looking forward to being on the move again.
The cabin and lake look beautiful.

Have a good time in New York, and a safe trip.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 6:40 pm

At last! Woo hop!

Hans Côté
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2:09 am

Back in business, good to hear. You know that you ‘ll meet the right persons wherever you are on this planet. We want more pics and story. You are the hero of your story.

    Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Yes, back in business – but only because of the kindness of you guys in Rimouski!! Hans. please give my very best to all the staff and I hope the season is going well for you all. Keep updating your FB pages as I do follow you guys! 🙂

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