The right path…

Inukshuk: "in the likeness of a human" in the Inuit language. They are monuments made of unworked stones that are used by the Inuit for communication and survival. The traditional meaning of the inukshuk is "Someone was here" or "You are on the right path."

Late the other morning, we hiked the trail to the top of the “mountain”, the ridge that forms the north side of Baie Fine, separating it from McGregor Bay. We heard that it was a invigorating trail with great views of the area.

We arrived at the trail head, at the water’s edge, and proceeded along a well-marked trail with probably 100 inukshuks showing us the way. I have always been charmed by the inukshuk, but I have never been in the position to actually use them. In this case, we used them to find our way up the mountain and back down again. It took us about an hour to get up the mountain, and then another hour to get down. We walked a total of only around 5500 steps (according to my pedometer), but I sure could have used an afternoon nap when we returned. I looked forward to bedtime that evening.

The vistas, the beauty of this area from those heights is beyond words. Oh, and halfway up we had great cell and 3G signals. Somehow it seemed wrong to bring out cell phones and iPads to check voice mail and email. Oh well…


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