A kilted Scot along with his canine has walked across Canada from the Pacific to the Atlantic and has succeeded in raising over £40,000 intended for a Highland rewilding charity.
This person, named Michael Yellowlees and whose age is 32 years, started with Luna, his Alaskan husky, on 1st March on the journey comprising of 5,000 miles and took in excess of 9 months to complete. Its main objective was to raise funds for Trees for Life.
The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, along with the deputy First Minister of Scotland named John Swinney praised this new venture of Yellowlees.
A large number of well-wishers assembled at the Cape Spear Lighthouse located in Newfoundland for welcoming Michael who had been dressed in a traditional kilt at the conclusion of his journey.
The Prime Minister gave his best wishes to Michael because of successfully completing his unbelievable walk across Canada. He also added that Michael selected Canada for this particular quest because of the fact that lots of Scots who had departed from Scotland generations earlier, settled in Canada, and contributed to the prosperity of the country to a great extent. He liked the idea of thanking Michael for his motivational adventure in spite of the challenges posed by the pandemic.
Incidentally, Michael has already traveled to Canada in the year 2020 and has Canadian roots as well. However, everything did not go well since his dog vanished into the wilderness for approximately one week. Fortunately, Michael got reunited with his pooch in the long run. Apart from this unfortunate incident, the journey across Canada had been quite interesting for both of them. Michael has also praised Canada for its abundance of wildlife and woodland.
Yellowlees also declared that he was quite tired after the journey and was planning to take a rest of at least 2 weeks before doing anything else.