I may not-so-secretly be in love with this lighthouse.
While I was out taking pictures the other day I noticed this beautiful bird out of the corner of my eye. I literally hiked over a dune (highly frowned upon….), through the snow-covered beach, and up a cliff to get a good shot! As much as I wanted to get closer, I was quite nervous to be attacked (lol).
Hiking is by far one of my favourite things! Unfortunately, this winter seems to be either absolutely freezing cold (I don’t like hiking that much) or a blizzard. This is a throwback to a hike Shaugn and I did earlier this year. Fingers crossed there are some nice days coming!
Winter pictures is something I haven’t really done before. Usually, I go into hibernation and don’t come out until it is warm and sunny. This year I’m trying to push myself outside of my boundaries and get a little more adventurous, which means that winter hiking is a must! Although I would much rather be snowshoeing through the trails, there is barely any snow right now, and hiking is turning more into slowly shuffling through the woods trying not to slip down into the ravine because the trails are nothing but ice. The day I took this picture featured one bruised elbow on Shaugn’s part, and me almost sliding down the hill after trying to read a map that was surrounded by ice. Nonetheless, getting outside and adventuring to all of these places is one of my favourite things, and I’m hoping to get out a lot more as the winter goes on!
Hello 2017! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Years. I decided not to post a blog for the last week of 2016 because I was between being home and heading to Montreal, and I decided to prioritize spending time with friends and family over worrying about what my next post was.
My Christmas was spent at my parent house, and I was lucky enough to get almost 4 days off. It was so nice to be home for the holidays and not have to worry about driving home in any bad weather or trying to get back to town to go to work. It was also great because my uncle was home from Alberta – whom I haven’t seen in a year and a half – so I got to see him most of my time home.
After Christmas, I jumped on a plane to Montreal to spend New Years with Shaugn and his family and friends. Although our trip was cut a day short as we decided to drive home before the bad weather hit, it as a great time! We spent New Years at his friend’s house, where we had a huge supper, and spent the night outside by the bonfire and driving snowmobiles around. At midnight, we all popped some bubbly and set fireworks off.
While we were in Montreal, Shaugn and I did go on a tiny adventure to Sandy Beach to go for a hike through the woods and take some pictures. The “tiny” adventure got even more exciting when we got the car stuck off the edge of the road…
Although no one ever really wants the holidays to be over, I am very excited to see what 2017 has in store!
This past weekend, Shaugn and I made the ‘big trip’ over to Moncton, mostly to go to Costco (no surprise there). When we decided to go on a Sunday, we both thought it would be a great idea to get up a few hours earlier and do some exploring. As it had been years since I was at the Hopewell Rocks, Shaugn never being there before, and only a 30 minute drive past Moncton, it was determined that this would be our adventure. Unfortunately, though, when we looked at the tide table, it was going to be high tide. This meant that the 40 feet of water would slightly hinder the experience of walking on the ocean floor! We still went, and hiked throughout the park (as Shaugn told me all the ways that the animals in New Brunswick can kill me), and had a great time!
The really cool thing about the Hopewell Rocks, and the Bay of Fundy, is that they are some of the highest and fastest tides in the world. When we were there around mid-morning, the tide was around 40ft. If we would have gone back around 2 or 3, we would be able to walk where the water once was. The tides rise around 6-7 feet per hour, meaning that in the summer you can hike on the ocean floor, go grab some lunch, and then kayak later that same day. We did not have time to wait for the tide to go out, however we were able to watch the water rushing out when we got back to Moncton, as some of the rivers that run through the city are connected to the Bay.
I hope everyone was able to take a moment out of their day to be thankful for all of the men and women who gave up everything to serve our country and our freedom, and those who still do today. Thank you.
One of the best parts of Mooney’s Pond is the trail that surrounds it. It only takes about twenty minutes to complete, if you’re a speed walking demon like me, but it is so beautiful with many benches and lookouts. If you wanted to take your walk a little further, an extension around the pond leads you right to the confederation trail!
I also wanted to give a shoutout to all the people who shared my last picture from Mooney’s Pond. CBC Prince Edward Island, Views PEI, Tourism PEI, Canon Canada, and everyone else who liked, commented, or shared my picture on Facebook and Instagram. It’s things like this that motivate me to keep taking pictures (other than the desire to procrastinate studying!).
See you all next week!
What a beautiful hidden gem this was! I’ve been trying to find all these little place on the Island to take pictures of while the leaves are changing colour (and still on the trees..), and this was top of the list. The trip wasn’t even all that planned. I looked out my window one day, saw it was sunny, packed up my gear, and left. One RCMP check stop and two wrong turns later, I found myself at the foot of a trail leading down to this beautiful pond.
This picture has inspired me to challenge myself to post a new picture every week. That’s right, you’ll have to deal with me every. single. week. Whether it be a picture from a hike I recently took, or a throwback (Thursday-style), I want to commit to delivering content every week for the rest of the year. Let me know your thoughts, and if it goes well, maybe I’ll continue it into the new year!