Day 149 to Caratunk

Wednesday 5th sep

I was up.early and ventured down to.the bog in hope of seeing another moose. I don’t know what i expected

.Both there was no moose. so.i walked back.to.mybtent put on a brew and packed up

I hit the trail. by quarter to 7

it was a beautiful.morningcand soon came to another beatiful.lake. called east carry pond. It was beautiful.in the morning sunlight. as I walked around it I came to a gorgeous beach.maybe I stopped too soon!!!.

I pushed on around the lake then I heard voices it was Kalidascope and um-hum.hi guts nice to see you I was just down there .

We chatted a bit then I. pushed on I knew thst they would soon catch me .

Once past the lake the trail. climbed a bit then it was pretty flat . Such a nice change.

as I crossed several.muddy patches I could see numerous Moose tracks . but sadly no real.moose . I pushed on

through the forest that was so pretty in the sunlight .

I pushed on and soon came to the hut bit didn’t visit it but it then.opened up.onto a huge lake .again so beautiful this time the trail.walked around the outlets over rocks which were a touch sketchy then I followed the out letter turned into a lovely creek that bubbles it’s way over the rocks with large waterfalls . I began to follow it down the mountain

eventually I emerged onto a road and saw the familiar motor home of ossie and his wife’s. But it looked deserted.

as I crossed the road I re joined the creek . This was to be my companion for the rest of the day.

two hikers came past who.i had seen several.times before . Don’t rush snail hecdaid there’s about 30 queuing for the ferry

Thanks for thst. I was planning to take a break but if it’s a large queue I may as well wait untill I’m.there.

I pushed on following the creek stopping now and then To admire it’s sheer beauty. then I I recognised a familiar face coming towards me . It was ossies wife

Hi ya SNATRAINER how are you . we chatted for a while and she repeated the same info. don’t rush there’s a big queue.

I plodded on and was soon caught by Kalidascope and So-hum. We chatted as we walked ..I wasn’t planning in staying in Caratunk just post office and out. bit of see you guys later.

eventually I arrived at the river and could see them both down at the shore. This was the ferry a canoe and he took two at once and hurrah there was no queue. I watched then cross the river and the he returned . it was my turn. I was soon across.i thanked my boat man and began to.leave

So-hum then dived back into.ghe water and swam back across he’s fucking nuts !!

Laters guys I called. and headed into town. By now the sun was roasting.

I passed by the hostel a d thought too hot to hike .

as I walked in Samaritan was sat on the Porch .Hey Dude how are you?

I joined him.on the porch in a rocker. The other two had hiked out and he was trying to decide. what to do

I found out that the post office didn’t open untill 2pm and it was now 12. so I booked a room and grabbed several cold tins of lemonade and rejoined him.

It was deciding whether time I 5.5 or push to 11miles .

At last it was 2 pm and I borrowed loaner clothes while mine got washed. to walk to the lost office to get my replacement charger.

Great it’s in . god it was sweltering as i made my way back. I managed to get on line and answer a few emails but it was slow . I managed to get a replacement mat sorted and possibly my socks . Phone was a no as I need signal Arrrrhh.

But I did manage to order some clothes to go home in.

So-hum asked what I was doing for dinner.

I thought the brewery.

so at 5pm we got a ride there .It was a great place .

We sat outside and ordered.i had the steak fillets with loaded fries and a huge salad. but it got messed up so I received double Omg it was vast. so I was completely stuffed

I fancied a few beers to take back but they only did a growler so 64 flozs it is

Once back I sat on.the porch just relaxing with my beer untill the bugs drove me inside.

Start. 2028

Finish. 2040
Miles. 12
miles left. 150

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