A Month of Thanks

There’s been a lot of not much going on, and I like it!

November has been expectedly quiet, and I’ve been sticking to work and home for the most part. I have always welcomed this part of the transition from on-season to off-season, when traffic to the island slows down to mainly residents and workers, and you get the island back to yourself. Tourists are still coming, but they’re mostly just here on Saturdays or Sundays, walking around town, hanging at the Mustang since that’s the only restaurant open right now, and back to the boat they go. I’ve been off the island only a couple times to drive my car around, but I can’t help doing the tourist thing and take pictures as I take the boat back.

                        A view from my seat on the bottom deck
A snowmobile is making its way to the island, waiting for the snow to stick around
The Starline crew putting up their annual Christmas tree

I’ve also been thankful more than ever for nature, and have been getting outside more often to take in fresh air. I know, it’s getting colder out, and the snow should be coming soon, too. But I love snow so that’s all good! And As long as I’m moving I can handle the cold! So far I’ve really only walked on main trails and to landmarks like Sugar Loaf, but one of my goals this winter is to hike as many snow-covered trails as I can.

On the trail leading to Anne’s Tablet
The stairs by West Bluff
Somewhere along Pontiac Trail
The Grand Hotel as seen from West Bluff

I’m thankful for my family, I’m thankful for my close friends who check in with me and make me laugh, and I’m also very thankful to live in such a loving and supportive community, surrounded by people who help each other and are kind to each other, who care for and cherish their elders, and who look out for one another. It’s not just an island, it’s a community, and for that I’m blessed to live here.

To end this post, I’d like to invite you all to a new venture that I’m trying out – as I mentioned earlier in my post, I’ve been walking more trails and would like to keep doing so this winter. My main reason for this honestly is to be more active and to use it as a form of exercise, but I thought I would make some videos out of it every once in awhile. You can join me on my hikes on Youtube, where I’ll be posting videos every month of a new trail or sight I decide to visit this winter. You can view and subscribe to my Youtube channel by clicking right here!

Stay safe and until next time,