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”

Off The Beaten Path: Londonderry, NS

On our way home from shopping in Masstown we turned right toward Londonderry at the crossroads in Bass River. Finding our way to Londonderry, an old mining town, has been on our agenda for two years. The sun shone brightly but it was too chilly for a walk with -15C due to a steady wind.Continue reading “Off The Beaten Path: Londonderry, NS”

Which Hike Today?

After 19 months of sharing walk and hiking destinations in the Cliffs of Fundy GeoPark area on this site, I took some time over the past week and revisited each post… there are close to 600 already. I am very excited to share with you the release of a new page on this website. DrumrollContinue reading “Which Hike Today?”

A White Christmas After All!

The snow began around midnight and this morning the world was transformed. At the bottom of the backyard Canada Geese are gently conversing with the ducks, floating on the river while Ash and Teak chase each other. Wishing everyone a peaceful Christmas Day. May you spend it with family and friends, or celebrate it theContinue reading “A White Christmas After All!”

Visitor on a Snowy Day

The weather turned over night… and we were greeted by fluffy white stuff, otherwise known as snow, covering the yard. Imagine our delight when we had an unexpected visitor stop by at the bottom of our property during low tide! The bald eagle has never graced us with his presence this close. It certainly putContinue reading “Visitor on a Snowy Day”

Jeffers Falls

A misty Wednesday, grey and threatening rain off and on for most of the day, perfect for spending some time exploring the woods. I recently found out that a sign at the Jeffers Falls trailhead had been installed. Today we had a chance to check it out. While the trail was described as easy withContinue reading “Jeffers Falls”

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…”

Witnessing the Tide Come In

The weather today was warm and dry, perfect for taking my friend out for a belated birthday beach excursion. Phinney Green is always a great place to listen to the waves and watch the tide roll in. The light was soft and magical… …and the blue sky emerged with high tide early afternoon. Wishing everyoneContinue reading “Witnessing the Tide Come In”

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”

Delighting in Small Things

When a pinched nerve prevents regular beach hikes or even a simple walk through town one must delight in beauty close to home. The last two weeks have been a challenge… starting tomorrow I will have to get some help with this issue😊. Enjoy my backyard view with me. Happy Sunday, Anna

Cape Sharpe Lighthouse

My friend Adrienne and I had planned this short hike a while ago. Our schedules lined up for this morning and it promptly started to rain at the agree pickup time. We persevered and by the time we arrived at the trailhead the rain had stopped. The rugged hiking trail is steep and I hadContinue reading “Cape Sharpe Lighthouse”