Pilgrimage Week 7

Week Ending

Current Week:  1423 km

Pilgrimage Goal: 7292 km

Total Participants: 58


July 18, 2020

Total To Date: 10,808 km

Amount Over Goal:  3536 km

Total Pods: 8

Question of the Week?

Who founded the town of Fort McMurray and when?  What is their current claim to fame?

More Comments!

This week we would like to get more comments on the Pilgrimage.  Where are those Vision's Folks!

This past week Jean Smith of the Trinity Trotters did some of her walking at the Joggins Fossil cliff.  The Fossil Cliffs are a designated UNESCO World Heritage site.   A link to the Fossil Cliffs website is here:   https://jogginsfossilcliffs.net/unesco/ns.php

Preserved in nature, uncovered by force. Explore one of nature’s most inspiring creations, where the highest tides in the world reveal the most complete fossil record of the “Coal Age,” 100 million years before the dinosaurs. Every rock holds the possibility of discovery, and our guided tours may lead you to finding a missing piece of time’s puzzle. At Joggins, our backyard may be 300 million years old but every day is different!

Word for the Coming Week: ENDURANCE

We will use this word to reflect on as we walk, run or roll through our week.

Some words may inspire you with exciting new insights while others may disturb your thinking or challenge your beliefs. Sometimes you will love or take comfort in what you are hearing, while other times you may feel discomfort or resistance. Pay attention to all as this is part of your journey.

Muncho Lake

Some pictures that were sent in this week

Are We There Yet?

It's on to Whitehorse this week along the Alaska Highway.  We are not going to count the mileage to backtrack along the route so we continue south from Watson's Lake to Liard River and Muncho Lake.   Staying on Route 97 (Still the Alaska Highway) to Toad River we pass the Stone Mountain Provincial Park heading south east to Fort Nelson.  We continue south passing the communities of Sikanni Chief,  Pink Mountain, Fort St John and Dawson Creek.  From there it's east on Route 49 to just over the Alberta border at the Bay Tree General Store.

(Click on the links above and read about our pilgrimage destinations).

To dive into the route on Google Maps click this link: Pilgrimage Week 7

Stone Mountain

Time Zone Converter

Since we are displaying services in their Local Time Zone you may want to convert that time to your local area. Here is helpful website to perform this task.


Local Virtual Services for July 19

The United Church of Canada Website has the following local area United Church listings for the Area



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  1. Just back from my first walk of the day. A man sitting on his deck told me we are in for three days of hot and humid weather. So the word ENDURANCE may be very useful! I am really minding the humidity.
    Enjoyed seeing Jeans pictures from Joggins, there’s a spot that seldom has a “too hot day” because of the cool Bay of Fundy tides.
    I think Fort Mac was founded on oil and gas but I bet there is more to the story, thanks for the challenge.
    So Terry, you have new family member, so sweet. That is one lucky kitten, how do the dogs feel about the latest member??
    I just got an email from a friend in Manchester, England and they are in their second lockdown, she said it is far worse than the first one. So my friends please stay safe! Wear your masks and stay 6 ft apart – if anyone needs a mask please let me know – I have made 100’s.

  2. The heat is bearable early morning, so I did enjoy my early morning walk. A truck approached with two young men looking for a lost wallet. One of them was biking on Sunday and lost his wallet. So sad for him, his drivers licence, money, credit cards, etc – caused him to almost panic. So for the next few weeks he will need to endure life without his cards – sure uses up lots of energy!

    Looking at the plants was interesting. In my pictures the little green apples were beautiful blossom when we started to walk. The small green tomatoes were still in the green houses 7 weeks ago. This a great sign of ENDURANCE. In spite of all the news the plant just keep on growing.

    Life is good and we are blessed. Look for the positives and share the joy! Pam

  3. This morning as I was walking in deep thought I was delighted to see a mother deer and her teenager out for a walk. They stopped and stood so still, me too! When I started to walk they remained still and never took their eyes off the human in the bright yellow shirt. There is something very wonderful about being that close to nature.

  4. Week 7 was a wonderful week! The weather was great, the tomato plants are in blossoms and have turned to tomatoes and everyday there are more & more. I went picking raspberries yesterday and the jam is being made this morning. Some days I had yo endure the heat but by evening it was comfortable, ENDURANCE for me became a lifestyle change. Walk early morning in the cool f the day, rest with a glass of ice water in the heat of the day and do what you must to get a good nights sleep.

    My walk continues to be my inspirational time ! Thank you for walking with me.

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