Exploring the Triassic- Jurassic Era: A Return to Five Islands Provincial Park

It is no secret that the Bay of Fundy holds a great many treasures and ancient information. Five Islands Provincial Park provides us with a “measure in time” where we can examine a fault line that intersects the Jurassic and the Triassic time periods reaching back 200 million years. Guiding a group of friends fromContinue reading “Exploring the Triassic- Jurassic Era: A Return to Five Islands Provincial Park”

Day Hike through Ravenhead Nature Preserve with a stop at the Apple River Lighthouse

I love an extended hike! The weather predictions were favourable for last Thursday, June 23rd. I signed up to participate and my worries about the 20 km distance were completely unfounded. It’s always great to join an experienced group when exploring a new route. I am not sure I would have followed through on myContinue reading “Day Hike through Ravenhead Nature Preserve with a stop at the Apple River Lighthouse”

Down Shore…

Horseshoe Cove near Cape d’Or at low tide provided tranquility and solitude during our first stop in the morning. I was able to dip my toes into the Bay of Fundy for the first time this year. Walking on the fine sand provides the best pedicure! After three and a half hours looking for “treasures”Continue reading “Down Shore…”

First Anniversary…

Have you ever wondered how to find the beaches and spend quality time exploring without worrying about tidal times? You have a new option: read more about my new venture here!

Three Sisters

Two weeks ago I had the privilege of viewing the Three Sisters formation in Cape Chignecto Provincial Park while hiking to Anderson Cove. It was awe inspiring and I was excited to see them from a different vantage point during an upcoming outing to Eatonville. Yesterday’s outing was spectacular. An easy walk from the EatonvilleContinue reading “Three Sisters”

Another Day – Another Beach

Checking in from Brookville Beach today. I have logged about ninety minutes along the most colourful beach and the tide is turning. Time to turn around… the wind has changed and clouds are moving in! Happy Saturday, everyone. Best wishes for this May long weekend, Anna

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”

Refugee Cove Hike Impressions, Part 1

Yesterday’s epic hike meant an early morning for all. I met my ride just before 5 a. m. at the Parrsboro Tim Hortons. It was still dark with a bright moon guiding the way. The winding drive to West Advocate to the meeting place takes 45 minutes. Everyone was gathered there by 5:45, ready toContinue reading “Refugee Cove Hike Impressions, Part 1”

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”

A long day of hiking…

…leaves me with just enough energy to post a few images. I joined a hiking buddy for a 12 km round-trip leg from Eatonville to Seal Cove along the Chignecto Trail.. Enjoy! More tomorrow, Anna

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”

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

In and around the Dingle in Halifax

This historical landmark in Halifax has been on my tourist agenda for a while. Enjoy! The rain held off which enabled us to take in the park and it’s views as well. The walk along the water was particularly inviting with these great leading lines! I look forward to returning here when the sun shinesContinue reading “In and around the Dingle in Halifax”

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”


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”