So much has happened since our last post, and our apologies for our long silence but we’ve been in Ontario for convocation. The trip was lovely but we are so glad to be back in Newfoundland, and more than ready to sink our teeth into gardening, deck-building, and all the wonderful updates we are adding to the hostel.
But first things first.
We need to do something for ourselves and enjoy the beauty that is Trinity East, Newfoundland, because Ontario is wonderful, but there’s no place like this for sightseeing and rugged, natural beauty. So, to fill our desire for true Trinity beauty, we opted for a 5:00am hike around the Skerwink trail, just in time for the sunrise on a clear, cool morning.
I decided when I got to Newfoundland that this would be the summer of “just doing things.” Just go for that run, just get up earlier, just don’t eat those oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that have been calling me from under their Saran Wrap cover all day. A 5:00am hike sounded like equal parts terror and wonder, just the thing to give my self-discipline muscle a good workout. And boy, was it worth it. The hard things usually are.
We strongly recommend the Skerwink early morning hike. The pink and orange light fills the sky and the forest in the most warm and wonderful way — a better wake-up than coffee — and the dewy grass of the lookout is just the place to lie and catch your breath as the sun breaches and the waves roll onto the beach below you.
What is on your “just do” list this summer? Any summer renovations that need doing? Perhaps a summer getaway? Make this your summer of doing, and you won’t be sorry!
For more inspiration from people who are doing big things these summer, visit the blogs of two incredible groups of friends cycling East this summer for Children’s Wish Foundation and Easter Seals.