14 January 2012

January Hike

Usually I don't participate in creating new years resolutions. I figure if you really want to start or stop doing things why not just do it when you think of it. Or if you need to 'start fresh' why wait until the year changes when you can start at the beginning of a month or even a week.

Anyway, on New Years Eve Greg and I started talking about resolutions. We enjoy hiking and over the last year we didn't get out as much as we'd like. Granted there were a few periods of time where we didn't see each other regularly (we were living in different cities) but this year that's not something to prevent regular hikes.

So, we resolved to hike at least once a month. For our January hike we went to a Provincial Park just outside of Pictou. In the map below you can see the shaded in green spot (Caribou and Munroe's Island Provincial Park) and the lovely red line I drew to show where we walked. We would have gone further but the tide was coming in and the way was blocked by water.

We walked in this direction

Looking back down the beach

It looks like the sea has brought in Nova Scotia's finest treasure

Neglected lobster trap

There was quite a bit of erosion all along
the coast, lots of dead and down trees

A flock of seagulls

Finally I remember to bring AND use the GorillaPod Greg gave me for my birthday. This is what a GorillaPod is if you forget:


I wrapped the camera around a tree where we stopped to have a snack. On the first go I didn't realize there was a twig in the way:

It was quickly pointed out by Greg and we attempted another shot. I'm not sure why moving the twig out of the way changed the colouring so much, but it did:

We brought along our single burner to make some much needed tea. The wind was pretty strong and cold along the open parts of the beach so tea was an excellent idea:

Nerdy, matching thermoses (I didn't plan
for them to be in the same orientation)

The root system of a dead tree moved in from the shore
by the tide, it's now perpendicular to the ground.

Grass can draw! From all of the wind the grass is actually
blowing back and forth enough to make marks in the sand.
I was impressed.

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