With the start of summer just around the corner, Canadians like to pack up the car and hit the road. Canada’s a big place so while you’re not at the wheel, dig into a book and read about the places you will fly by on your Canadian road trip.
The following story on Dianne Whelan and her hike across the Trans-Canada Trail was originally written for the Wellington Advertiser. It has been edited for clarity and web reading ease. To view the original article click here.
On July 1, 2015, Dianne Whelan left St. John’s, Newfoundland on a pilgrimage across Canada on the Trans-Canada Trail.
On Sept. 29 of this year, she crossed over into Wellington County.
Over a year into her journey, Whelan is not even half way, but that does not bother her. Nor does the fact that she is still at least two years from her goal of Victoria, BC.
Whelan is a filmmaker and author who decided to set off on a journey to make her next film, 500 Days in the Wild, after her marriage fell apart and her dog of 18 years died.
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Who would Lewis and Clark, or Marco Polo, or Ferdinand Magellan be without record keeping? Their discoveries and accomplishments would be lost over time (even though Magellan had someone write for him). Writing down your discoveries, observations and record of your hike in a hiking log can be beneficial.