Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Monday 2 February 2015 – A Short Walk by the River Rideau

On a day on which we heard the news of the recent death of a friend from the TGO Challenge, Jane Eggleston, our own activities seem of little consequence.
RIP Jane; we enjoyed our encounters with you on the Challenge, at the reunions, and most memorably on a TGO readers’ trip to the Taurus Mountains and Cappadoccia.

Today’s cold weather and wind driven snow deterred us from donning our skis. Instead, we enjoyed an hour’s walk from our front door when the snow eventually stopped falling, enjoying the woods next to the Rideau River. Today’s pictures are from that 3.5 km walk.


Before that, we popped into town to get a refund from Mountain Equipment CoOp for some cyclists’ shoe protectors that I thought had worn out but which MEC considered faulty. The money (and the rest!) was well spent on a new pair of trail shoes that I’ll write about separately. Sue refused to miss out on the retail therapy and having forgotten to bring the RAB Vapour Rise jacket that she always uses for skiing, purchased a RAB Strata Hoodie from Trailhead for that purpose. We’ll soon find out whether it’s any good. It’s the first time we’ve seen RAB products being sold over here – they usually serve as a good ‘GB’ label.

Our ‘lost luggage’ saga re-ignited today with calls from Air Canada, who now seem quite anxious (after three days) to reunite us with the luggage that we collected from them on Saturday evening. They obviously haven’t noticed it went missing on Saturday, when my offer to sign for it was declined. Sue is busy adding another paragraph to the letter of complaint.


Humphrey Weightman said...

Jane's a mighty soul. There has been a heartfelt response to her passing amongst the Challenge community - and we are but a small part of her circle of friendship. Warmth and love to her family and friends.

Phreerunner said...

Well said, HMP3.