With the top down

PCT Diary :: Day 36 – August 7, 2019

I woke up feeling super rested in the cozy little cabin my trail angels had availed to me.⁣

Sally and I spent the rest of the morning together. ⁣

First a breakfast of coffee and freshly baked cheese scones at Sisters Bakery.

Precious coffee

Then Sally drives me to the gear store and supermarket for a few errands.

She wants to show me the local sights so we drive a few miles out of town to visit the Mackenzie Observatory. It’s view point from which you can see The Three Sisters, Mount Washington and many other local⁣ Mountains. Stunning! ⁣

Finally she insists on dropping me back at the Trail Head (rather than me hitching again). ⁣

We drive in her convertible with the roof down. I feel the warm air in my hair as we speed down the highway. American folk music plays on the stereo as we chat. ⁣

I feel like a ‘normal person’ enjoying a day out with a friend. ⁣

Shona and Sally

As we hugged goodbye – I thanked her for the hundredth time! ⁣

She replies: ⁣

“Sweetie – you came at just the right time. I needed a change. ⁣This has been as much fun for me as it has for you!”⁣

We’ve laughed and shared a lot in these short hours. I’ll never forget this kindness. I hope receiving all this kindness changes me. I want to let it.

2 thoughts on “PCT Diary :: Day 36 – August 7, 2019

  1. Tara says:

    What wonderful kindness and openess from folk you have met both on and off the trail! I’m enjoying your blog, you’re such an inspiration Shona! Take care of those feet xx

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