Markland Walk - International Trails Day
June 2nd, members of the Icelandic Memorial
Society of Nova Scotia greeted 17 hikers at
the cairn in
to celebrate International Trails Day. At 10
am, on a beautiful sunny morning, the group,
made up of local residents and some visitors
with strong Icelandic connections, made
their way through the Icelandic settlement.
This is the 10th anniversary of the first
International Trails day walk through
Markland, with some of the hikers joining
the group each year including Siberian husky
guest included Finnur, an enthusiastic
Icelandic dog owned by Myra Jerome.
Along the way, visits were made to the sites
of the homesteads, including the lot where
the first Icelandic child was born in Nova
Scotia and the site where the log
kiosk will soon be constructed.
Hikers admired the lady slippers and other
fresh spring flowers along the 7 km
route to Lot 23, the former Icelandic
owned by Beverly and Harley Redden. Here, a
hearty lunch was enjoyed, courtesy of the
Society. Hikers relaxed by the campfire
before being taxied back to their vehicles.
It was another wonderful day in Markland.
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