Moselito loves going for long walks and replied with yes yes yes and a broad smile when Ellena suggested to go up to the top of L'Aiguille and look down to Val-David village. His pottery and weavery workshops are located in that village.
Little did he know how slowly Ellena would make it up to the top. He does not know that she suffers from 'window shopping syndrome' . She walks a bit and needs to stop a bit.
Consulting a specialist about the soreness in legs confirmed that carotid arteries are fine and that fixing the leg arteries would be as risky as leaving them alone. So, Ellena reduced her long and up the hill walks to short walks for the past 2 or more years but, decided to try one more time to do what she always did.
Moselito patiently waiting for Ellena
In this area of the Upper Laurentians we live on the oldest rock on earth and this is one of them rock pieces.
"Moselito...out of breath... wait for me.......out of breath...... not so fast!!!"
Each time someone passed us on the trail I asked how much further the top was or I stepped to the side and made gestures that invited them to pass.
Moselito and I snacked, he went back to the edge where he could look further away and I stretched out on a bench and closed my eyes. The tap on my shoulder was not Moselito's hand. It was Guillaume, a young ranger, asking if I needed help. No thank you was apparently not enough for him to hear. He decided to leave me his walking stick for just in case.
Guillaume caught up with us on the way down. I laughed when I saw him coming and his reply, when I said that I was not surprised to see him again, was "and this time I'm staying with you all the way down". And he did - with a helping arm from time to time, a friendly smile during our conversations, pointing to an easier trail towards the end of the descent and........also with a smile "you two are a double I can't remember the kind word he used, I suggest you bring a walking stick, you carry a cell 'phone, you teach Moselito how to dial 911, you register in the book at the entrance to the parc and you sign out on your way out".
I wonder if someone reported this old lady on the trail, huffing and puffing.
I am so proud of myself and feel very much alive and am looking forward to seeing Guillaume when signing in next time.