Blog Post #730

Yes, 730 is not a fictitious number I pulled from the air or my imagination. Today’s entry truly constitutes my 730th blog post, two complete years of posting every day! It all started out with a more contemplative theme. I would choose one or two images, add some personal thoughts, a haiku or I wouldContinue reading “Blog Post #730”

Looking for Drama in Your Landscape Photographs?

The Upper Bay of Fundy Shore line must top your bucket list! The varied coast line within the Cliffs of Fundy GeoPark is one of the most diverse areas to explore. Each beach offers walkable terrain and captivating subject matter. The images here are of the Clarke Head guided tour on offer through Tide RollersContinue reading “Looking for Drama in Your Landscape Photographs?”

Just a few close ups from recent excursions…

…clumps of moss, weathered driftwood, shelf fungi, newly emerged plants and a spiral lichen! Nature presents her gifts! Enjoy your Saturday. Best wishes, Anna

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Coastal Trail – Final Section

Monday morning arrived with soft light and no rain. Breakfast was the quickest affair yet and with no tents to air or dry out we were back on the trail shortly after 7:30 am. 8 km to go… the finish line was so close! With positive energy we forged ahead fully aware of the oneContinue reading “Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Coastal Trail – Final Section”

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park – Instalment 3: Epic Vistas… Too Many to Count!

Rejuvenated by a restful night adjacent to the running water at Big Bald Rock Camp Sites the trek continued Sunday morning. Past the bridge we immediately came across a large boggy section that took skill in navigating to ensure relatively dry boots. I classify Day Three of our hike the one with the most magnificentContinue reading “Cape Chignecto Provincial Park – Instalment 3: Epic Vistas… Too Many to Count!”

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Hike – Instalment 2

After 15 km of ascends and descents through springtime woodlands on Friday and a chilly night below the full moon, we woke up early to frost-kissed leaves. Brian estimated that it got to -3 to -5C. I believe it… the way the cold kept creeping up from my lower back to my shoulders was annoying.Continue reading “Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Hike – Instalment 2”

Recounting the Memories: Cape Chignecto – Day 1

When you wake up one morning in February thinking you should circumnavigate Cape Chignecto you either shake your head and ignore the silly thought or you start conditioning. I first found myself a hiking partner with Cape Chignecto experience and then started training. Each journey starts with a single step and the preparation for meContinue reading “Recounting the Memories: Cape Chignecto – Day 1”

Definitely NO Walk in the Park…

Getting home was equally exciting… Ash had her puppies early this morning! She is an awesome mom! A proper hike report (in instalments) is forthcoming. I am sorting and editing images and preparing a detailed report. Thank you for your interest in achieving this very personal goal of mine! I made it, shoulders are aContinue reading “Definitely NO Walk in the Park…”

Still Hiking: Refugee Cove Review

Assuming our hike continues on schedule we are overnighting close to this scenic setting, the sea-stack referred to as Ol’ Sal. This is our last night on the trail. The last leg of the hike starts tomorrow morning and takes us up 500 meters, the second highest cliff along this coastal stretch. A good night’sContinue reading “Still Hiking: Refugee Cove Review”

Coastal Views From Cape Chignecto Provincial Park

Assuming all went well my friends and I have set up camp somewhere near Little Bald or Big Bald by now, fixing our second dinner and looking forward to a restful night without chilly toes😊. The images I share tonight are all from Cape Chignecto captured during our April day-hike to Refugee Cove. Happy weekendContinue reading “Coastal Views From Cape Chignecto Provincial Park”

McGahey Brook, Cape Chignecto

Hello from the trail, I am sharing a few landmark sights from Cape Chignecto Provincial Park over the next few days. As you view this post I will have passed by this brook and falls on our first leg of a four day back country hike. By the time this post goes live my friendsContinue reading “McGahey Brook, Cape Chignecto”

When in Truro…

…make time to head over to Victoria Park. The parking lot is accessed via Part Street and there is plenty of space including many shaded spots. My friend Gaby and I had some time to spare and she offered to show me around this popular destination. I had read about the extensive damage left byContinue reading “When in Truro…”

Sunrise Start…

The alarm rang at 4 am, picking up my friend at 4:45 and the drive to West Advocate seemed even more curvy in the dark. We arrived in good time and only waited a couple minutes before our third hiking friend rolled into the parking lot. We set out for the trailhead knowing full wellContinue reading “Sunrise Start…”

Spring Cheer

It was a bit gray in Parrsboro today but signs of flowers and leaves budding are everywhere. My heart is full tonight! Thank you NSWalks for nominating me as one of the community volunteers contributing to life in Cumberland County. I just returned home from an evening of celebration, meeting other volunteers and shaking handsContinue reading “Spring Cheer”

Canine Companion Hike in Wentworth Station

I ventured a little further afield today. My friend and hiking buddy is house and pet sitting in Wentworth Station, a 1hr15min drive from Parrsboro. We decided to keep it simple and explore the forest trail to the look-off near her home away from home. It was a great excursion through the woods. Snow wasContinue reading “Canine Companion Hike in Wentworth Station”

Two Visits to the Sugar Bush in Fenwick in Two Days!

Fenwick Sugar Bush is a destination worthwhile! I took two groups there over the past two days! Thompson’s is a smaller family business. They tap 3,000 maples for the season and their recent speciality is a small production run of bourbon infused maple syrup. It leaves you wanting more…😊 Ripley’s Sugar Camp produces their mapleContinue reading “Two Visits to the Sugar Bush in Fenwick in Two Days!”

Officially Listed…

…as a Nova Scotia Tour Operator with the Doers and Dreamers Guide through Nova Scotia Tourism! Check it out here! Happy Tuesday. May the sun shine as brightly where you live as it shines here today, Anna

Tour Day: Parrsboro to Advocate and Back

The sun returned today and set the stage for a fabulous day to explore the area with visitors. Our first stop was in West Advocate where we strolled along Driftwood Beach and admired Red Rocks at the Cape Chignecto Park entrance from afar. Thank goodness for four-wheel drive. The approach to Cape d’Or, our nextContinue reading “Tour Day: Parrsboro to Advocate and Back”

Sunday Hike Adventure

The plan was to hike along the beach from Red Rocks to Refugee Cove, depending on the cooperation of the tide. Well, let’s just say “The Mistress of the Bay”, as my friend calls the Bay of Fundy tide, was not in the mood for a waltz or Foxtrott today. We made good time toContinue reading “Sunday Hike Adventure”

A taste of my favourite destinations along the Parrsboro Shore

… more? Here you go: I am presently preparing for the 2023 tour season. As I am sorting through images of hike destinations I feel a certain sense of excitement I can’t help but share! Bookings are already coming in. Reserve your tours early to avoid disappointment. Looking forward to hearing from you, Anna