Georgie, the golden grand-dog is visiting again and we walk with her every day.
Confederation Trail on Prince Edward Island is one of our favourite places to go. It is the former railbed across the island and we can let Georgie off the lead if there is no one on the trail. She loves to run
and explore the rest areas.
Our first walk started well. It was hot and sunny with a westerly wind, keeping the mosquitoes in check, ideal walking conditions. Part of the trail had workers doing summer maintenance, so we went in the opposite direction.
There are fields of crops on either side of the trail, wheat, potatoes,
corn and grass for hay, to name a few. With no one on the trail, Georgie ran around us, having a great time.
Both sides of the trail are lined with trees and at ground level, wild flowers
The wind in the trees was a pleasant companion and created waves on the wheat. We walked to the end of this section of trail and turned back. Georgie was tired now and stayed close by. At one point, we put her on the lead because bikers were on the trail, seniors in this group.
There are several sections of the trail with gaps in the trees so you can see the fields. Looking out into the wheat field, there was a spraying machine,
ready to apply its contents to the fields.
With the high wind that day, we hurried to leave the area.
However, when the operator started the sprayer, we could smell the chemicals, thus breathing in the spray. We didn't get out of there quickly enough.