Refugee Cove Hike, Part 2

I could have stayed all day, sigh! But you know it’s time to push on when you see the tide rolling in. The Cove is spectacular and it is difficult to imagine that within a short time it will be completely flooded. The driftwood provided shelter from the wind and a good backrest while someContinue reading “Refugee Cove Hike, Part 2”

Exploring the Bigger Picture

It’s no secrets how passionate I am about “the beach.” But what exactly is it that I find so fascinating? For me it’s all about I what find after taking in the view. Last Sunday in West Advocate I discovered tide pools. I had not found any like this since I started roaming various beachesContinue reading “Exploring the Bigger Picture”

Exploring New Territory

When the invitation to join a hike to Seal Cove was posted on my FaceBook hiking group I decided to bow out of writing group and join the adventure instead. The trailhead to Seal Cove is well over an hour from Parrsboro. I headed to Apple River and into unknown territory beyond, a true adventureContinue reading “Exploring New Territory”

Wasson’s Bluff to Clarke Head…

…”I don’t think you can do that…” was the answer to my question shortly after we arrived in late 2020. I had inquired with the walking group I belonged to at the time. It’s taken me nearly 18 months to prove to myself that crossing the mudflats is definitely an option. I arrived at Wasson’sContinue reading “Wasson’s Bluff to Clarke Head…”

Halifax Public Gardens

The rain had stopped by the time we reached the city yesterday morning. The pups and I decided to spend the time walking and exploring the neighbourhood while we waited for Colin. I knew the Public Gardens were nearby and we set out in that direction. When I reached the main gate I realized petsContinue reading “Halifax Public Gardens”

Partridge Island Beach Rocks

Ottawa House Beach is a popular destination for gentle walks. Earlier this week I arrived at a time when the tide was receding. Glooscap Grandmother’s Cooking Pots we’re bubbling, seaweed and kelp adorned the pebbles along the high tide line. The basalt cliffs beckoned… I headed in their direction and discovered a whole new beach…Continue reading “Partridge Island Beach Rocks”

My Sunday afternoon search for the sun…

…was somewhat successful. At the end the clouds parted and revealed tiny spots of blue! These images are from down shore at Diligent River and Fox River. The capture with the red chair is titled “Is it Summer yet?” Happy Monday, everyone! May the sun shine brightly wherever you are today. Best wishes, Anna

Visual Haiku Explained

Walking the pups one day last week I came across this visual haiku. What is a visual haiku you ask? In nature this is a great time to find them: the image is a fine example. The rose hip is from last autumn and close to it the green leaf bud is getting ready toContinue reading “Visual Haiku Explained”

And then it was Spring…

It felt as if from one day to the next buds are bursting and signs of spring advancing are everywhere! The local naturalist keeps careful records and according to his calendars plants are two weeks ahead of schedule in 2022. This is somewhat difficult to fathom as it has been a harsher than normal winterContinue reading “And then it was Spring…”

Exploring The Joggins Fossil Cliffs Beach

It was a blue sky kind-of-day when we left Parrsboro on Sunday noon. The closer we got to our destination the more clouds shrouded the sky. Grey sky is not something that deters me easily and as we arrived at the parking lot next to the Joggings Cliffs Centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, IContinue reading “Exploring The Joggins Fossil Cliffs Beach”

Exhale!

The weather changed from sunny to overcast with a brisk wind while we travelled to The Joggins Fossil Cliffs yesterday afternoon. The reward for braving the wind was that we had the vast beach to ourselves. Here is a teaser photo for a longer post coming tomorrow! Happy Monday! Anna Th

Phinney Green on a Saturday Morning

It was an exhale kind of moment when we arrived at one of the best kept secrets along the Bay of Fundy this morning. It always gives me such pleasure to bring new friends to this particular beach with its rich natural history and diverse geological formations. Lori, my friend, was in awe as theContinue reading “Phinney Green on a Saturday Morning”

A Perfect Day…

…for a quick hike to Clarke Head before the tide rolls in! Yesterday’s sunshine was very inviting. In fact, I decided first thing in the morning that Clarke Head was calling! As always, there was a lot to take in and explore. This stretch along the Parrsboro Shore in the Minas Basin is always hardContinue reading “A Perfect Day…”

Golden Light

It was a beautiful day yesterday, Easter Monday. We had appointments in Amherst all day and I missed my opportunity for a longer hike. Instead I carved out time for a sunset walk. I am always in awe of Golden Hour, that time before the sun slips beyond the horizon. The light seems to paintContinue reading “Golden Light”