The Dunk River flows through the centre of Prince Edward Island. The Breadalbane Trail runs along by the Dunk and we hadn’t been there for a few years. Georgie, the golden grand-dog accompanied us on the trail on a mild sunny day recently. While peak autumn colours have passed already, there was some colour left
and the river and streams in the area were full, perfect for a water loving dog.
This is a difficult trail though, not because of its challenges of length or the height to which it climbs. Rather, much of the trail has roots of trees across its width requiring one’s full attention.
The leaves covering the trail now make it doubly difficult. Initially, we were slow, getting accustomed to the perilous path. However after six months of hiking, we soon acclimatized and achieved our usual pace, though carefully.
Georgie was off lead for a time during which she did her usual antics, running ahead and back between my husband and me. Her favourite adventure, however, involved every drop of water around,
achieving her preferred status of muddy and wet. She enjoyed the hike immensely.
There were sections of the trail with trees, living and dead, covered in reindeer moss.
Lots of mushrooms of various types were hanging in for the last warm days of autumn.
This organism, with the unfortunate name of slime mould,
was a rich colour over one side of a tree trunk.
This bridge was an unusual size, just the width of one person, but a perfect size for the small river it traverses.
We didn’t have a picnic at Breadalbane that day although it wasn’t cold or windy. Next time.