Apparently I have arrived…

Alas, I didn’t arrive at the moominbeach on the day that the Full Circle Superior folks (who are walking around Lake Superior) walked it, which was today. I know because I follow them on Facebook and this afternoon they posted (from my fave Dancing Crane Coffeehouse) that they had made it to Brimley State Park. I commented to the effect that “my” beach was a half mile east of the Birch Point range light and that I was sorry I couldn’t be there to wish them well. I didn’t expect a reply. I know that with the logistics of the trip and sometimes spotty internet connection, not to mention the number of people following them, they can’t reply to every little off-hand comment. So I was elated to receive the reply, “We walked by your place this morning.” Judging by the photos they posted, it looks like they might have also walked the Jim Finlayson Nature Trail (named after my brother, the engineer in the sky). At the least, they walked some of the Little Traverse Conservancy property that once belonged to our family.

I felt unexpectedly emotional about this transient little internet encounter with some other folks who love Gitchee Gumee as much as I do. Folks that I have never met and probably never will. Fortunately, various people at work were in rare form today and the hi-jinks going on around there provided a nice counterpoint to any eye-watering/mascara-running I might have otherwise indulged in. (Yes, I do wear make-up but most people don’t know it these days.)

The Full Circle Superior folks are about to cross over into Ontario to begin the second half of their journey. Godspeed!

5 Responses to “Apparently I have arrived…”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I can understand why you would get emotional about that–what a lovely coincidence. I’m finding the tears come much easier these days, hormones??

  2. Jay Says:

    I have been following them as well, and living vicariously through their posts. Even walking the International Bridge, Engineers Day at the locks, etc, etc, etc.

  3. kayak woman Says:

    We were up there on Engineers Day and it looked like lots of fun but unfortunately, we were a little busy…

  4. laurie Says:

    ok, life is just a few degrees of separation, all the time. i follow them on facebook, too, and i edit the stories about them that appear in our local paper.

  5. jane Says:

    and the lovely ‘diamonds’ are from???? for???? yes – they are totally YOU.