Weekend Excursion to the Mahone Bay Area

It was a blustery day yesterday, the weather app labelled it “breezy”. Mahone Bay is always a sight to behold. I will be attending the Winter leadership module offered by the Outdoor Council of Canada here today. Next we scouted the location of the workshop, then found our accommodation in Bridgewater followed by a lovelyContinue reading “Weekend Excursion to the Mahone Bay Area”

A Windy but Productive Day

We woke up to -2 C this morning… and a stiff wind was blowing. But nothing deters us when we have committed to a beach clean up. Our friend Heather had organized this event and as good friends we didn’t want to leave her hanging. We braved the cold (at least -10 C with theContinue reading “A Windy but Productive Day”

Witnessing the Tide Come In

The weather today was warm and dry, perfect for taking my friend out for a belated birthday beach excursion. Phinney Green is always a great place to listen to the waves and watch the tide roll in. The light was soft and magical… …and the blue sky emerged with high tide early afternoon. Wishing everyoneContinue reading “Witnessing the Tide Come In”

Hike Nova Scotia Field Leader Certification

There were eight of gathering across the Bay of Fundy in Wolfville this weekend. From a full day in the classroom to actively leading, presenting teachable moments on the trail, to building emergency shelters, it was an intense weekend. The lengthy exam concluded two packed days of hike leader training. Did I pass the exam?Continue reading “Hike Nova Scotia Field Leader Certification”

A Glorious Pre-Halloween Saturday…

Two years ago we explored this area for the first time. It was our first day out of quarantine (remember those days?). We donned our masks and drove down shore to see what the Fundyshore has to offer. The image above was taken this morning while reflecting on our great life here for the pastContinue reading “A Glorious Pre-Halloween Saturday…”

October Hike to Clarke Head…

Just in case you are new to my posts, I made a vow to myself late last December that I would return to Clarke Head once a month throughout 2022. I have kept that promise to myself and embarked on this beach hike at least once a month, some days alone and other days withContinue reading “October Hike to Clarke Head…”

Wards Falls Autumn Hike

…a.k.a. “The Path of 16 Bridges”. The last time I hiked these woods I had just arrived in Nova Scotia. It was November 2020 and the most amazing ice imagery created by the frozen brook pulled us along across the bridges and toward the waterfall. Yesterday I was part of a group of hikers invitedContinue reading “Wards Falls Autumn Hike”

Partridge Island Hiking Trail Inspection

I am conducting a guided hike as part of Ottawa House-by-the-Sea Thanksgiving events. Yesterday I woke up realizing that I had not checked the trails after Fiona payed us a visit. So, after walking my dogs in town I headed over to Partridge Island to put my mind at ease. All is well on theContinue reading “Partridge Island Hiking Trail Inspection”

Early Autumn Colours

I was very relieved today: we were out running some everyday errands when I decided to check on a place where the fall colours took my breath away last year. I am happy to report: There is colour among the trees! The prediction that Fiona’s “visit” last week would curtail the annual colour show weContinue reading “Early Autumn Colours”

Sparkles and Clouds…

It’s a glorious and sunny day here in Parrsboro. I just took my bike out for a spin around town. A brief stop near the pier across from the lighthouse was well timed to capture the sparkle on the water and impressive cloud formations above Blomidon. Happy Wednesday! Enjoy and best wishes, Anna

And suddenly it is autumn…

I know, I know… there are still a few days of summer left according to the calendar and yet, the light has definitely changed. Sunsets tend to bathe the forest across the river in rich gold tones and burgundies push greens from creeping vines. The apples are ripening and the days are much shorter. AllContinue reading “And suddenly it is autumn…”

Story with a happy ending…

These were the last images captured on my iPhone Sunday night… It took a lot of courage (and waves lapping at my heels) to walk away from the beach on Sunday night with the tide rolling in. I had lost my phone and despite trying to retrace my steps I realized that chances were slimContinue reading “Story with a happy ending…”

Changes…

Labour Day weekend has always been a reminder that summer is slowly transitioning. This morning I was greeted by a chill in the air and I took note of how the sun’s path has gradually changed. I love autumnal light. It is softer and reveals certain details in nature we overlook during hot summer days.Continue reading “Changes…”

When feeling under the weather… hike along the beach!

The day started a bit slow for me. But instead of sitting on the couch knitting the urge struck to get out, explore a beach and breathe in salty air! My first destination choice is always Clarke Head. I messaged my friend to see if she would be interested and it was great to hearContinue reading “When feeling under the weather… hike along the beach!”

Sharing Beaches…

L -I think I gave another Phinney’s Green Beach fan. Susan had never visited here before and she was smitten… Let me take you sometime! Just say the word! I am always happy to share, Anna

Sunday Sunset Reflections

It was a colourful sunset tonight. The house smells heavenly… I am cooking up a triple batch of rhubarb butter, dehydrating another chanterelle find and am ready to get about seven pints of blueberries we foraged along the edge of a recently harvested field. We are just getting into foraging mode. Last year the chanterellesContinue reading “Sunday Sunset Reflections”