Day 1. July 1st, 2015. The journey begins

Mile zero in St. John’s begins at the old Railway station. There are no trains in Newfoundland, the rail tracks were ripped out and the rail cars were sold in 1988, 90 years after it was built. So I follow the ghosts of the rail on this first leg of the trail. Leaving St. John’s the trail was nice grey gravel but that ended on day 2. Now I
travel on loose red rail rock. The railway was replaced by a highway, like many decisions, it was cost effective and efficient. But it fragmented a sense of community.
With boats and trains people gathered to pick up supplies at their dock or train station. The car gave us the freedom to be more independent;it made us more individualistic. I mentioned in my first blog that we used to live in a society and now we live in an economy. There are many reasons to reflect on for this shift, today I pondered about how we travel being one of them.

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3 Comments

  1. Petra July 3, 2015 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    “we used to live in a society and now we live in an economy” wow, I never thought of it this way. it makes me want to think more deeply on it. thank you for walking Diane 🙂

  2. Heather July 4, 2015 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Hi You! So I’ve been walking barefoot for 2K through the trails in Cliff Gilker every day this past week with the little One strapped on and the dogs by my side. I think of you every time, of your many steps, one after the other, crossing the land. I feel inspired by your work and by your stories to slow down and be more present as I walk through these sacred forests. Thank you Dianne!

  3. Reilly Mayne July 8, 2015 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Hi Diane have a good trip!

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