There are steep spikes.
And long slow climbs.
And some that are basically hikes with a bicycle at your side.
But the view from the top can be an amazing payoff.
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Today was the last day of the Cabot Trail trip. Tomorrow begins the Evangeline Trail. Tonight I'm spending a quiet evening on my own in Halifax. I'm staying in the elegantly cozy Haliburton House Inn located in the historic district, very near the water. It's wonderful.
After the happy discovery of a coin laundry down the street (aaah! clean clothes!), I had a wonderful dinner including crab and shrimp cakes. Then I attended a Shakespeare-by-the-Sea production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in Point Pleasant Park. It was hilarious! I think The Bard would have been proud of this version.
Just outside the park gate there was a little corner grocery where I treated myself to two scoops of Raspberry Cream Cheese ice cream on a cone. It made the walk back in the cool salty breeze a little sweeter.
So, for those who might be worried, I am fitting in some light-hearted experiences between the hills. And there is a rumor that the Evangeline Trail is a kinder, gentler sort of trip.
I feel fairly prepared either way.