It’s been a busier week than I thought, looking through the photos I’ve taken. (I have a filter in Lightroom that shows me the last 7 days of images and that’s where I start when writing the weekly update.)
The cover photo is from a hike at Kejimkujik National Park. Five days was really not enough to explore this place, and next time, I hope for warmer weather so I can go kayaking, too.
I moved to the South Shore, stopping first at Liverpool to pick up some genealogy papers my friend had found, and then made camp at Graves Island, a tiny little piece of land sticking out into a bay right off the Atlantic Ocean. When the windstorm came, it felt like I was camping IN the Atlantic: cold, blustery winds that made me glad I had a place to retreat to and a heater to keep me toasty warm.
I spent Sunday doing coastal geology, stopping at three places to explore. This one was not only the picturesque, it had simply amazing rock formations and I kind of fell in love with them so you’ll see them in a separate post in future.
I also made a stop in at Lunenburg, where the Bluenose II was just finishing up the start of season maintenance. If you look closely, you can see the “wet paint” sign on the wheel. As an ex-bosun, I can appreciate the labor that went into all that gleaming brightwork!
My last full day at Graves Island, I drove the coastline north, to the tourist mecca of Peggy’s Cove, partly because everyone says to go, and partly because it was also in the geology book as an interesting stop. Here’s the lighthouse, and there are probably a zillion pictures of it across the interwebs.
It was the rest of Peggy’s Cove, minus the throngs of tourists and big busses, that I liked more. Something about old boats, colorful fishing shacks, and water.
Sometimes people think I must take all great photos, but for every one you see me sharing, there are literally dozens that didn’t make the cut. Sometimes, it’s just a shift of position that makes the shot better. The first shot below was taken from a slight hill looking down at the scene, the second at sea level and looking straight on at the same scene.
The top shot is good, but the second one is way, way better. So a little photo tip for you: try moving around to see if you get a better shot. You might surprise yourself.
Now I’m back on the Bay of Fundy, hoping that yesterday’s storm blows out so that I can hike and take photos without worrying about raindrops on me or my camera. I used my pocket Sony to take the above shot during a drippy hike late yesterday, after cabin fever got the better of me and I just had to stretch my legs.
Now it’s time for more exploring! See you on the next update.
50 years ago, I was a seventh-grader in Los Angeles, in shock at the death of one of the leading lights of the 1960s. Today’s quotation is in memory of that man, and all the good he tried to do in his short life.
All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don’t. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.
Robert Francis Kennedy (Nov 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968)