On the beach and through the forestPosted: June 25, 2012
I mentioned in my Hopewell Rocks post that M and I explored the area while we were waiting for low tide. Behind the Hopewell Rocks Interpretive Centre is a trail that leads to Demoiselle Beach. It’s a lovely, sandy, and very quiet area (at least while we there — the family you see in the above photo left shortly after we arrived, the children having obviously enjoyed the mud). The beach is framed by rock formations on one end and a salt marsh on the other.
The beach, having acquired its name in the 1700s, is said to be named after the feminine shapes in the rock formations.
If you were standing in the photo above and turned a little to the right, you’d get a better view of the salt marshes:
There is a network of trails throughout the park, leading you to various views of the Bay of Fundy. Some of the trails go through wooded areas.
There were a lot of flowers in bloom, one being the bunchberry (Cornus canadensis) which carpets the forest floors. They reminded me of mini-dogwoods. Having finally looked them up, now I know why. The bunchberry is in the dogwood family.
From one of the viewing decks on your way to see the Hopewell Rocks, you can see Shepody Mountain, part of the Caledonia Mountain Range, and the highest point in that area.
That’s enough for today. Here in the Bogs we are experiencing amazingly beautiful weather. Large, fluffy clouds have been speeding across the sky, carried by the lovely breeze that has been cooling and drying things off. Hot weather will return soon so I’ve been taking advantage of this wonderful day by spending most of it outside.
Thank you for dropping by. This is a good day to take a walk back in the woods as the wind and cooler temperature seem to be discouraging the insects. I guess even the deerflies and mosquitoes need the occasional vacation day.
- Hopewell Rocks (bogsofohio.wordpress.com)
- Cliffhanging (bogsofohio.wordpress.com)
- Dennis Beach (bogsofohio.wordpress.com)
- Greetings from New Brunswick (bogsofohio.wordpress.com)
- The Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy, Canada (tahitiangoddess.wordpress.com)
- bunchberry (or, when is a flower not a flower?) (rebeccainthewoods.wordpress.com)