Partridge Island Hiking Trail Inspection

I am conducting a guided hike as part of Ottawa House-by-the-Sea Thanksgiving events. Yesterday I woke up realizing that I had not checked the trails after Fiona payed us a visit. So, after walking my dogs in town I headed over to Partridge Island to put my mind at ease. All is well on theContinue reading “Partridge Island Hiking Trail Inspection”

Marsh Bubbles…

The marsh near Partridge Island sits on top of ancient basalt beds. With each tide cycle we witness tiny bubbles emerging from the porous rocks. Ancient indigenous legends tell us that the spots where the water bubbles are Glooscap’s Grandmother’s Cooking Pots. No matter how often I witness this phenomenon I never grow tired ofContinue reading “Marsh Bubbles…”

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”

The Bay Beckons…

Afternoon tea at Ottawa House to honour the Queen’s memory behind me I met up with my friend and headed to the beach. Soothing sounds of waves and gulls soaring overhead provided the perfect backdrop to restore equilibrium. May your Monday evening offer an opportunity to relax and reset, Anna

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…”

Slowly and very quietly…

…reminders that autumn is on its way are more visible with each day. Hope your Tuesday is filled with colour! Best wishes, Anna

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

Walking at Phinney Green at Low Tide

This beach never disappoints! We came upon a couple collecting dulse… …but for the rest of the sunny walk we found ourselves alone, wading in the gentle waves lapping at the pebble beach. Several industrious spiders were spinning furiously to repair their webs on the shady side of the large rock. The view never disappoints!Continue reading “Walking at Phinney Green at Low Tide”

Sunset Walk at Ottawa House Beach in Parrsboro

All summer long we gathered to walk the beaches at sunset, my walking group and I. Last night was the last evening walk for 2022. It was a perfect evening, concluded with a small bonfire with a most spectacular sunset as the backdrop. Best wishes for a fabulous Tuesday, Anna

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!”

Sharing Beaches…

L -I think I gave another Phinney’s Green Beach fan. Susan had never visited here before and she was smitten… Let me take you sometime! Just say the word! I am always happy to share, Anna

Day Hike through Ravenhead Nature Preserve with a stop at the Apple River Lighthouse

I love an extended hike! The weather predictions were favourable for last Thursday, June 23rd. I signed up to participate and my worries about the 20 km distance were completely unfounded. It’s always great to join an experienced group when exploring a new route. I am not sure I would have followed through on myContinue reading “Day Hike through Ravenhead Nature Preserve with a stop at the Apple River Lighthouse”

First Anniversary…

Have you ever wondered how to find the beaches and spend quality time exploring without worrying about tidal times? You have a new option: read more about my new venture here!

Gilbert Hill Vista

One of the best places in the Parrsboro area to watch the sunset would be from Gilbert Hill. With Cape Split in the distance, Partridge Island illuminated by the setting sun this view takes my breath away every time. The day I witnessed the setting of the sun the full reward came after the goldenContinue reading “Gilbert Hill Vista”

Storm Stayed…

Yes, it’s the weekend and after a reprieve from snow and wind last weekend we make up for it this time. It’s the third weather system in Atlantic Canada this January and the snow is being driven sideways. We were warned about the “weather bomb” earlier in the week and I was so grateful thatContinue reading “Storm Stayed…”

No matter what the weather…

Clarke Head on a Sunday morning… moving from light snow to full sunshine along the Fundy Shore!

Mood Enhancer…

The plan was for a quick walk to clear the head… it turned into two hours of bliss while exploring the beach and everything on my way there!