I was gifted twice this Christmas: first was the most wonderful Christmas Eve hike on Mount Tzouhalem in warmth and sunshine – and then today – Christmas Day – Up Maple Mountain in slightly less warmth but again, abundant sunshine and wonderful company.
Stella and I hiked to the top and I actually packed a sandwich! What I am saying here is that, instead of wolfing down a Cliff Bar and getting back on the trail, we actually stopped. We sat down! I te a sandwich. Yes – it was that kind of wonderful day!
To cap it off (and this was before I even got to the trailhead) when I got in my car to drive to Crofton, it was exactly nine a.m. – and that was when the CBC began broadcasting The Messiah! Glorious music! Perfect music for Christmas morning.