Monday, 6 June 2022

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

St. Andrews, New Brunswick

Can’t Get More Peaceful 


It can’t get more peaceful than out here. St. Andrews is a coastal town with population of 1,700. “It’s grown,” said Jo Anne Carney, our host, while we were all in her guest house. She and her husband, Rob, run a business as well as the “Tall Ship Whale Watching” outfit at the wharf. I’ve known Rob before I undertook marathon walking. He lived as a monk in the Hare Krishna ashrams of New York and Toronto.

Ryan has become our able chef to the group. He’s putting together some good meals. He’s also a good walking companion. We ventured off to Water St., the tourist’s haven in the mini downtown. People are friendly. There are deer, maybe just as many as people, and they eat the lilacs. A moose came into town the other day. Eagles and wild turkey are making a comeback in the area. You will also see an occasional bear, according to Randy, the skipper who sails the ship that Rob and Jo Anne own.

Our evening was full of fun. Chanting in the guest house – I’m sure it has never seen before – and tales from trails occupied the attention of our gathering, including Susan, from Connecticut. She’s a runner and her mom, Betty, is a walker, so they could relate to the stories with all their glories.

Today I championed eight, that’s 8 or VIII kilometres on foot, and to me that’s just great considering my knee surgery was less than two months back. It’s all Krishna’s mercy.

May the Source be with you!

8 km


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