Crossing the Tantramar Marsh at Sunset

One of the marvellous things when travelling to and from New Brunswick is the marsh landscape. Numerous wind turbines contrast with trees providing strong silhouettes at sunset. Tonight the sky was dappled with mauve clouds while the sun slowly slipped below the horizon providing one more fiery splash. Magical! I just had to share theContinue reading “Crossing the Tantramar Marsh at Sunset”

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”

Best laid plans…

My friend and I had plans to participate in and support the first ever NSHike event in River Hebert this afternoon. On the way there I checked for the address and saw a posting that it had been cancelled for today. Well, we were already half way there so we continued to Amherst instead whereContinue reading “Best laid plans…”

The “Guzzle”

Not far from Evangeline Beach in Grand Pre and a short drive along dyke land is “The Guzzle”, an inter-tidal area of significance and ever-changing. We visited here the first time four years ago and since then some things have changed. The interpretive signs are a great addition to this destination viewpoint. Speaking of theContinue reading “The “Guzzle””

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”

Evangeline Beach, Grand Pre, Nova Scotia

We stopped and camped near this amazing beach a little over four years ago. Yesterday we returned on our way to Wolfville and I realized that my love for the Bay of Fundy began here… The view of Cape Blomidon is a mirror image to what the view is from Ottawa House Beach. I wasContinue reading “Evangeline Beach, Grand Pre, Nova Scotia”

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…”

Soley Cove Sea Stack Revisited

The weather yesterday afternoon was perfect for a little excursion. Soley Cove is a favourite destination. It was time to check up on the sea stack after Hurricane Fiona. Fiona definitely left her mark, the Soley Cove sea stack has “lost a little more weight” but the scenery always leaves me in awe… Best wishesContinue reading “Soley Cove Sea Stack Revisited”

Memories of Grand Manan

We had a busy morning stowing away yard ornaments and furniture in anticipation of hurricane Fiona. This meant that a walk on the beach was not on the agenda. Instead I scrolled through some pictures I captured while visiting Grand Manan two weeks ago and in search of a beach to explore. I loved makingContinue reading “Memories of Grand Manan”

On the way to Cape Enrage, New Brunswick

I love surprises! On our way home from Grand Manan Island last week we travelled along the Fundy Coastline from Alma Beach to Moncton. We last visited Cape Enrage in 2008. And things have changed… The beach prior to heading up to the lighthouse called to us to stop and explore. It was definitely worthContinue reading “On the way to Cape Enrage, New Brunswick”

From the other side of the Bay…

We are back at the Blacks Harbour ferry terminal to sail to Grand Manan. My exhibition closes at 6 pm. We will spend some time relaxing and enjoying this amazing sunshine before duty calls. Let’s see if we can find a nice beach… Happy Friday. Hope everyone’s day is filled with sunshine. Best wishes, Anna

The Road Less Travelled…

Today we travelled in the opposite direction, away from the Fundy shore. Blueberry fields and forest presented themselves. And for the first time ever we noticed this ancient sentinel standing guard in the middle of a blueberry field. The question begs: why have we never noticed this Hemlock before? Sometimes it’s a good idea toContinue reading “The Road Less Travelled…”

Blacks Habour & Grand Manan Impressions

To catch the ferry to Grand Manan one is required to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to departure, even with a reservation. We claimed our spot in line bright and early which left me with some time to explore the area around the ferry dock. It had rained the night before and the skyContinue reading “Blacks Habour & Grand Manan Impressions”

Waiting…

…for the morning ferry to Grand Manan Island off the New Brunswick Coast at the mouth of the Fay of Fundy . I know… the image for today is less than inspiring. Let it be my promise to you to share better photos and a report tomorrow. Happy Friday, Anna

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”

The Dutchman Dairy Exotic Animal Farm in Economy, NS

One destination left to fully explore in our area has been the Dutchman Dairy Animal Enclosure. I snowshoed through parts of it last March and knew then that I would bring the grandchildren when they come for a visit. We made it there last Wednesday. Admission per person is $4.25+tax. Children receive two small bagsContinue reading “The Dutchman Dairy Exotic Animal Farm in Economy, NS”

UNESCO World Heritage Site: Joggings Fossil Cliffs

I finally made it to the Joggings Fossil Cliffs Interpretive Centre. In the past we hardly came across a soul. Yesterday the parking lot was filled with a large tour bus and cars from across Canada and Eastern US. It is good to see that Nova Scotia’s primary industry, tourism, is rebounding! With family visitingContinue reading “UNESCO World Heritage Site: Joggings Fossil Cliffs”