The sun was shining through the trees, the leaves were every shade of fall, and I got to share it with my best pal. Our first visit to Frog Pond Trail was a magical one. Continue reading
Not far from the City, nestled in between Peggy’s Cove and Duncan’s Cove, is the lesser known Prospect Bay.
And sitting on a tiny peninsula that juts out into the mouth of the Bay, you’ll find the heart of the little community known as Prospect.
This breathtaking peninsula is a sight to be seen in its own right. Add to that the most perfect coastal hiking trail… and you have yourself one incredible dogventure. Continue reading
I continue to be amazed by all of the awesome places to go on dogventures right in our backyards. HRM has done a pretty great job of preserving lots of beautiful green space, even as it expands into the suburbs.
Take the Belchers Marsh Park for example. You probably wouldn’t expect to find a vibrant marsh and a pretty winding trail tucked in behind a bunch of apartment buildings in Clayton Park. Yet there it is. Continue reading
Every summer, we say we’re going to do more camping. And every summer, we end up being way too busy. Summer busy is a great kind of busy, don’t get me wrong. This summer in particular, we enjoyed lots of incredible adventures. But last weekend, we realized that September was here, and we had only gone camping twice. You might remember that we went hiking and camping at Blomidon Provincial Park for the May long weekend, and on Canada Day weekend, we went backcountry camping at Kejimkujik National Park. They were two awesome (and two very different) experiences. It just didn’t feel like enough. So on Saturday around lunchtime, when the weekend chores were done and we were trying to figure out what to do with the rest of the gorgeous day… the idea of a spontaneous one-night camping trip was born. Continue reading
And just like that, it’s September. This time of year used to be huge for me. The transition from August to September always meant back to school: new things, new faces, new beginnings. I just loved it. This excitement continued through my seven years of university, but when I entered the “real world”, August started slip into September unceremoniously.
This year, I get to feel the excitement all over again. I return to work the day after Labour Day, and although I am returning to an old job, it feels like a new beginning.
I also get to take some time to reflect on what was a really, really awesome summer. Continue reading