WE DID IT! We walked from Niagara Falls to Tobermory.
This morning we woke up to the sound of crashing waves. We took our time to enjoy our last morning and watch the waves cover the ground we stood on last night.
We felt ready to finish, Tobermory was calling. We set off under similar trail conditions as yesterday. However the trail got progressively easier as the day went on. At some points we were so close to the water’s edge that we got splashed by waves breaking against the rock.
We hadn’t had service in a few days and we had some pretty big news to share. Once we got service we paid a little less attention to the trail and a little more attention to our phones. A bit too much attention — Natalie took a small spill. She may have actually been looking at her ring - she can’t help it, it sparkles too much.
But once we got to the last 5 km nothing could stop us. Chris was trying to keep up to Natalie’s near run. We were greeted by Natalie’s parents at 2 km remaining. We slowed our pace and enjoyed our final 20 minutes. We turned the corner into Tobermory and could just barely make out the cairn through the cars. Natalie’s dad ran ahead and grabbed the chilled champagne from the car. We emphatically slapped the cairn and popped some bottles.
WE DID IT. We walked from Niagara Falls to Tobermory.
943 km, 60,000 feet of elevation, 37 days and 108 packets of oatmeal.
Stay tuned for a couple more blog posts with updates on fundraising and final thank yous.
Time for Turkey.
Natalie and Chris