The Glooscap Cave is connected to plenty of Mi’kmaq legends. The story is that the Great Spirit sent Glooscap, who was also a Mi’kmaq, to protect his people.
One day two Indigenous women started shouting and insulting Glooscap. He got angry and jumped into his canoe. His canoe broke into two pieces and they can be seen not too far from the cave. They are called the Bird Islands.
The two poor Indigenous women are now stone pillars who are situated in front of the cave. They should have known not to tick off Glooscap.
After lunch, we decided to re-trace our steps. At one point we found the huge birch tree that we’d passed earlier. This marker showed us that we were on the path that got us lost in the first place, but we were now heading back to our starting point.
We finally found our way out, but only after making some poor directional choices and luckily, some good directional trail choices.
So, maybe that’s why I feel the melancholy.
Another time, I was hiking down our lane and the little bird landed by my feet and began to eat seeds. I’m thinking that the little bird might have had a foot fetish.