Clarke Head in rain and as the sun breaks through the clouds…

The beach is always more impressive with dramatic skies! Despite the cloud cover the views were impressive with Cape Split clearly visible. Just as we arrived at Clarke Head arch the clouds burst and we were doused with rain and hail. The moisture intensified the colours of the cliffs and beach rocks even more! AndContinue reading “Clarke Head in rain and as the sun breaks through the clouds…”

Easter Sunday Morning Hike to Clarke Head with Friends

It’s been a fabulous day here! One highlight was our personal “dance” lesson with “The Mistress of the Bay”, the mighty Bay of Fundy Tide. We set out about 45 minutes after low tide and experienced this beach a little different. None of us are slow walkers but we witnessed the water getting close toContinue reading “Easter Sunday Morning Hike to Clarke Head with Friends”

Clarke Head Afternoon Hike

It was a quiet, contemplative excursion to Clarke Head this afternoon. We spent time examining rocks, discovering pyrite, admiring more sparkle on the water, walking among seaweed covered rocks and soaking in the spring breeze. Happy Monday! Best wishes for a productive week, Anna

Every Rock Has a Story…

I came across this photo yesterday. It popped up on my FaceBook memories and I realized that I made the image two years ago on my very first Clarke Head hike. I have fond memories of that day, I felt so adventurous to go on my solo excursion. When I stumbled upon this amazing rockContinue reading “Every Rock Has a Story…”

Clarke Head “Clear Your Head With a Friend” Hike

On the spur of the moment my friend Lori and I decided to head to Clarke Head as the tide rushed out late afternoon Tuesday. It was the perfect ending to a busy day. Hope you are enjoying a relaxing Thursday evening. We are safely tucked in with Old MannWinter holding on and gifting usContinue reading “Clarke Head “Clear Your Head With a Friend” Hike”

Morning Photo Excursion at -18 C: Destination Clarke Head

The beach was calling… I decided to chase the tide out early and my camera got a great workout. A picture is worth a thousand words, so I will not bore you with my writing when my pictures are so much more powerful. Our winter has not yielded many ice cakes along the shore thisContinue reading “Morning Photo Excursion at -18 C: Destination Clarke Head”

Seaweed and Barnacles Rainy Day Hike

I missed out on the great weather yesterday. Despite the rainy day forecast I decided to venture to Clarke Head with the outgoing tide today. I barely made it to the beach when the drizzle started but water and wind-proof clothing kept me warm and dry for the two hour excursion. Partridge Island and CapeContinue reading “Seaweed and Barnacles Rainy Day Hike”

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”

Happy New Year!

It was a bit of a tough decision between cuddling the pups on the couch… …and grabbing my backpack to explore nature in the rain. The call of Clarke Head and the beach won out. I arrived about 45 minutes before low tide. The rain had stopped as soon as I arrived on the beachContinue reading “Happy New Year!”

“Old Man” Sea Stack Up Close and Personal

No matter the time of day or year this impressive landmark on the way to Clarke Head always calls for attention. Enjoy!

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 <> 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…”

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…”

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…”

When feeling under the weather… hike along the beach!

The day started a bit slow for me. But instead of sitting on the couch knitting the urge struck to get out, explore a beach and breathe in salty air! My first destination choice is always Clarke Head. I messaged my friend to see if she would be interested and it was great to hearContinue reading “When feeling under the weather… hike along the beach!”

July Outing to Clarke Head

It has been a glorious morning already. I just returned from a quick hike to Clarke Head, my favourite place close to Parrsboro. After all the rain yesterday todays sunshine provides a welcome change. It is summer after all! Not a cloud in the sky, waves crashing at the shore and not a soul inContinue reading “July Outing to Clarke Head”

Rock Hounding in the Bay of Fundy

Exploring the beaches has become my passion. Sharing the area with visitors is the next best thing. This week I am spending time with a young rock hounder from Quebec. Our first stop was Wasson’s Bluff shortly after sunrise on Tuesday. Tuesday afternoon we ventured to Five Island Provincial Park to explore the beach aroundContinue reading “Rock Hounding in the Bay of Fundy”

A Gray Start to The Day Brought Brilliant Sunshine!

What a way to honour the May long weekend Sunday. A group of hikers from Moncton inquired if I could show them the way to Clarke Head. You know my answer to their question. Of course I will share this epic beach excursion! As soon as we rounded the arch the sun burst through theContinue reading “A Gray Start to The Day Brought Brilliant Sunshine!”

Wasson’s Bluff to Clarke Head…

…”I don’t think you can do that…” was the answer to my question shortly after we arrived in late 2020. I had inquired with the walking group I belonged to at the time. It’s taken me nearly 18 months to prove to myself that crossing the mudflats is definitely an option. I arrived at Wasson’sContinue reading “Wasson’s Bluff to Clarke Head…”

A Perfect Day…

…for a quick hike to Clarke Head before the tide rolls in! Yesterday’s sunshine was very inviting. In fact, I decided first thing in the morning that Clarke Head was calling! As always, there was a lot to take in and explore. This stretch along the Parrsboro Shore in the Minas Basin is always hardContinue reading “A Perfect Day…”