A grey afternoon threatening rain won’t keep us at home now that the temperatures are rising. My friend and I headed down shore toward Port Greville and decided to explore a beach we had not visited before.
Each stretch of rocky shore offers so much to explore. We walked along the high tide line with the tidal river far below separating us from the bank across from and overlooking the main beach.
There was so much on offer and my camera got a great workout once again! And just when you think you have run out of gravel beach you turn the corner and discover the adjoining salt marsh…
… before the sap turns sour, and just because it’s difficult to stay away from the intoxicating scent of boiling maple syrup!
Our friends were curious about the Fenwick Sugar Bush and since it was a fabulous spring day yesterday we went for an outing to Thompson’s and Ripley’s. It wasn’t busy at all, so we took part in collecting some sap which was rewarded with flakes of maple cream made that morning. What a treat!!
Ripley’s never disappoints: imagine the scent of maple syrup as you view the images of steam rising toward the rafters…
With the snow melting the forest shared some springtime changes as well.
Hope you enjoyed todays brief recap of another visit the Fenwick Sugar Bush.
By now you all know this unique landmark, the arch at Clarke Head. Nothing gives me greater joy than sharing our amazing beaches and geological formations with newcomers to the area! Last Sunday turned out to be a sunny day, ideal to walk to Clarke Head and back before the tide cut us off.
I can’t remember the last time I walked along this beach, and never I have I been here at high tide.
The waves were rushing toward us, the sound drowning out any bird sounds. The smell of the sea air, the sound of the waves hitting the shore and rushing back across the pebbles was mesmerizing. What a way to clear the cobwebs from the mind!
The narrow strip of beach held countless visual treasures and the pups had no trouble exploring the scents.
We are staying close to home today. One last snow event (at least I hope it’s the last one this spring) don’t invoke warm and fuzzy feelings about exploring the beach this April 4th.😜
Perhaps it’s not what the doctor ordered but it certainly was a nice change of scenery. With Colin’s long-awaited medical appointment in Halifax at the IWK we booked two nights at our favourite pet-friendly Best Western at Chocolate Lake from where the drive to Peggy’s Cove was just a short jaunt.
The weather was great, the wind manageable, and visitors few! It always feels great to get back to Peggy’s Cove, the ubiquitous Nova Scotia landmark.
Much of my time has been spent resting and getting my strength back. At home housework was calling and hard to ignore… this little mini-vacation was just right.