Special Date and Event

What are YOU doing on December 21st, otherwise known as Winter Solstice? I am planning a special sunset hike to Clarke Head at low tide. Here is the preliminary information: This information is also found on the tour info page on this website. Contact me for additional details of to register <annahergert@me.com> Looking forward toContinue reading “Special Date and Event”

November Pilgrimage…

When the day begins with glorious colour it calls for a special outing. November is nearing its end and due to my persistent shoulder injury I have not ventured far. But I needed to prove to myself that I was ready to get back into shape. Clarke Head was calling…. and my backpack was waiting.Continue reading “November Pilgrimage…”

Cape Sharpe Lighthouse

My friend Adrienne and I had planned this short hike a while ago. Our schedules lined up for this morning and it promptly started to rain at the agree pickup time. We persevered and by the time we arrived at the trailhead the rain had stopped. The rugged hiking trail is steep and I hadContinue reading “Cape Sharpe Lighthouse”

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…”

Some Thanksgiving Weekend Impressions

The view from the front door at Ottawa House by-the-Sea where I am spending my days volunteering this weekend. The colours are changing and turning more intense each day! And best of all: we celebrated this sweet girl’s third “Gotcha Day” Happy Thanksgiving Monday from Parrsboro. Enjoy your day, Anna

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”

Even in the rain…

…a hike to Clarke Head with first time visitors to Parrsboro is the perfect Sunday morning excursion. My friend and local B&B host sent a text first thing this morning to see if I had my day booked already. I was free. I checked the tide times and headed over to meet with visitors fromContinue reading “Even in the rain…”

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

The Meeting of the Water…

Around each full moon we have the opportunity to experience the meeting of the waters soon after the tide turns. I try to get out at least once a month during the summer to stand at the meeting point and experience the Bay of Fundy waters swirling and rising around my feet! Book your guidedContinue reading “The Meeting of the Water…”

Soley’s Cove on a misty morning…

I have walked the beaches and explored the coves here in summer and winter, in bright sunshine and stiff breezes. Never before have I experienced this beach in truly flat light with light rain falling. Between the crumbling cliffs and the ever-changing sea stack it was once again a sight to behold. We are enteringContinue reading “Soley’s Cove on a misty morning…”

Tour Day!

Sometimes the best days are those that are planned at the spur of the moment. Today was such a day! Two lovely guests to Parrsboro were interested in exploring the shore. We made it to Phinney Green just before high tide. The clouds parted and the sun illuminated the beach perfectly for pictures. The afternoonContinue reading “Tour Day!”

Red Rocks Beach in West Advocate and Cape d’Or

I had the pleasure of leading a bus tour with 26 participants down shore yesterday. Our first destination was West Advocate where the Red Rocks beckoned. The group even spotted a seal close to shore in the waters of the outgoing tide. The landscape was shrouded in mist for most of the day. As weContinue reading “Red Rocks Beach in West Advocate and Cape d’Or”

This Rock Hound is Getting Serious!!

It was only a matter of time until I needed to learn more about the rocks and minerals lining the Bay of Fundy shore. The Rocks & Gems publication from the Smithsonian Institute is packed with geological info from the creation of the earth’s crust to rocks, minerals and fossils around the world. It isContinue reading “This Rock Hound is Getting Serious!!”