A Man and His Rope…

The picture tells the story… when you wonder if it was a wise choice to pick up the washed up rope and drag it back to the car for 8 km… Happy Sunday, Anna

Taking the long way to Clarke Head

I found out recently that a hiking friend of mine had never explored the shore from First Beach through Second Beach to the Glooscap Campground. We agreed to venture out together and just a couple of days ago I suggested we walk all the way to Clarke Head. I knew he would jump at theContinue reading “Taking the long way to Clarke Head”

Snowshoeing 101: Hitting the Trail

I left off with this image yesterday. Today I want to cover just a few basics to help you feel more confident once boots and snowshoes are securely fastened to your feet. If this is your first time on snowshoes look for fairly flat terrain. With your trekking poles for balancing support try and slowlyContinue reading “Snowshoeing 101: Hitting the Trail”

Snowshoeing 101: Equipment

Have you ever imagined yourself breaking a pristine snow covered trail without sinking up to your knees into the white stuff? You may be interested in trying out snowshoeing. If you love hiking you might enjoy snowshoeing just as much. When it comes to equipment you may already have everything except the snowshoes. Equipment shopsContinue reading “Snowshoeing 101: Equipment”

First Snowshoe Outing This Winter!

I have made myself available this winter to lead snowshoe or hikes on Wednesday afternoons under the auspices of NSWalks and Cumberland County Rec. The local recreation department has a free lending program for locals and tourists where one can try out snow shoring or cross country skiing without investing their own money in equipment.Continue reading “First Snowshoe Outing This Winter!”

Time stands still…

A winter wonderland greeted us this morning. I can’t remember the last time I was excited about so much snow… it means we can do a snowshoe session instead of a hike on Wednesday afternoon. Yeah! The back yard looked magical! And the Canada Geese appeared frozen to the ground. Every once in a whileContinue reading “Time stands still…”

Redhead Trail Hike in Five Islands Provincial Park

The map on the AllTrails app was somewhat confusing when I checked it a couple days ago. I decided to leave it for a bit and connect with someone who knows the area well. I didn’t have to wait very long: yesterday my friend Gaby asked if I was up to exploring, wait for it:Continue reading “Redhead Trail Hike in Five Islands Provincial Park”

Recipe for a Great Sunday

The best way to reconnect with a friend after not seeing each other for a while is during a crisp winter morning at -11C with the sun shining brightly! Try it some time… it’s good for the soul! Happy Sunday from the Bay of Fundy, Anna

Frosty Saturday in Magical Light

The snow had stopped and the sun tried to break through the clouds this morning making for a surreal landscape experience. The chilly beach walk presented a strong contrast between silvery greys against colour-infused close ups. Wishing you all a restful weekend, Anna

Tranquility…

It’s a snow day today and I am grateful for yesterday, when on my way home from the Cape Sharpe hike I stopped at the beach near Partridge Island. The tide was receding. And all I did was listen, give in to the rhythm of nature … and breathe. I was reminded of that momentContinue reading “Tranquility…”

Cape Sharpe: Solitary Hike

A return to Cape Sharpe has long been on my “to do” list. It’s not a long hike but it is one I don’t consider an easy hike. I came here last October when I was not my best due to a shoulder injury. The relative short but steep rocky ATV path posed a challengeContinue reading “Cape Sharpe: Solitary Hike”

Phinney Green in January

Yes, it’s January 18th and we are exploring the Cliffs of Fundy GeoPark beaches! I had planned a hike a little closer to Parrsboro but after the snow and rain we had last weekend access was too uncertain. Instead we carpooled to Phinney Green, about 10 minutes further down shore toward Advocate Harbour. With fiveContinue reading “Phinney Green in January”

Rainy Landscape Musings…

On grey days one must look for colour, and delight in the small treasures nature presents. The way a raindrop captures the whole world and throws it back at us… upside down! Or how, by accident, the camera lens beholds that one magical moment when light appears in a flash… On these gloomy Winter daysContinue reading “Rainy Landscape Musings…”

Backyard Inhabitants

I love observing our resident crows and their antics. The species of crows living at the bottom of the yard bordering the wetlands is identified as Fish Crow. Fish Crows fit the standard crow shape: hefty, well-proportioned birds with heavy bills, sturdy legs, and broad wings. At rest, Fish Crows’ wings fall short of theirContinue reading “Backyard Inhabitants”

Memories are Golden…

…and so are images of favourite beach hikes. The Soley Cove group hike scheduled for today was cancelled due to freezing rain and overall inclement weather that has lasted all weekend. I took time to reminisce and decided to share images of this spectacular destination. I visited four times last summer and the landscape alwaysContinue reading “Memories are Golden…”

Reflections on a Grey Day

Yesterday morning’s snow had nearly melted by mid- afternoon. I donned my rubber boots for a walk about town and captured the inner harbour bathed in diffused light and natural grey scale any artist would love to explore. The circular slushy tracks caught my attention for their pattern and texture. I do look forward toContinue reading “Reflections on a Grey Day”

Ward’s Falls, Part 2

Two days ago I quickly posted images from the afternoon group hike to Ward’s Falls. Today we woke to a surprise snow day. We weren’t supposed to get this much white stuff until further into the weekend. But, here we are, somewhat housebound. And before I immerse myself in a long overdue studio reorganization IContinue reading “Ward’s Falls, Part 2”

Sublimation…

…post sunrise. The view was spectacular once again this morning. Vapours rising from the Farrells River as it flows toward the Bay of Fundy, peaceful and mesmerizing! Happy Thursday, everyone! Best wishes, Anna

Winter Walk to Wards Falls

Wednesday afternoon means hiking time for anyone interested in Parrsboro. I was joined by four like-minded people eager to explore one of the best woodland hikes in the area. 16 bridges lead the way to the falls. No words are necessary as I share this afternoon’s stunning scenery. Hopefully everyone enjoys the images as muchContinue reading “Winter Walk to Wards Falls”

Snowy Surprise!

Daylight revealed a layer of snow blanketing the landscape this morning! No words are necessary to describe my surprise. There was a silver lining to the weather change… the Canada Geese had a blast getting a polar dip bath! Now, if that doesn’t put a smile on your face I will be surprised!😁 Enjoy, Anna