Thursday Travels: Point Wolfe

Point Wolfe River

M and I took our first hike in Fundy National Park in the Point Wolfe area.  We took the Shiphaven Trail, which overlooks Point Wolfe, to the Point Wolfe Beach trail which takes you down to the Point Wolfe Estuary and Beach.  It was an early morning hike.  We met a few people along the trail, all of them headed out, so we ended up having the trail and the beach to ourselves.

Point Wolfe River going out towards the Bay of Fundy

The pile of wood you see to the bottom left of the above photo are the remains of the Point Wolfe lumber mill and dam.  This area was once heavily logged.  Protected by the park since the 1930s, the forest is recovering.  It was remarkable to me that the trees in the forest were so young.  You can read more about the story of Point Wolfe at this link.

Looking out over the estuary at the beginning of our hike. Take note of the beach area on the right.

The tide was coming in as we were making our way down to Point Wolfe Beach.

Same beach area as viewed when we were finishing our hike.

The hike is fairly easy.  There is some of this:

And some of that:

More of this:

And pathways through the woods that don’t involve boardwalks, bridges, or stairs:

Aren’t the trees beautiful?  A forest cathedral.

We stopped at various look offs to see what we could see.

I admired the Old Man’s Beard:

Old Man’s Beard is a lichen that grows in the trees.

And the small wildlife:

Red squirrel feasting on the seeds from a red spruce pine cone.

Eventually we came to this last set of stairs, going down for a change:

And walked out to the beach:

I’ll have more from the beach for you in a future post.  In the meantime, thank you for dropping by today.  I hope you enjoyed the hike to the beach, and that all is well in your world.  🙂

Today’s view of the pond

Today’s mileage:  An easy 5-mile walk, half done in the morning, half in the afternoon.  It’s hot and humid once again, and the meadows are abuzz with insects of all kinds.  M said he’s seen praying mantises in the meadows, but I haven’t spotted any yet.  The grass is brown and crunchy, the ground hard.  The pond level is low (so low that it’s difficult to use the boats since you have to walk through mud to get to shore).  If anyone out there has any rain to spare, please send it this way.  We sure could use it.

One more thing:  I’ve started a set on Flickr to accommodate my need for a second blog.  It’s called The Daily Walk, and will feature photos from my daily walks (and bike rides if I take the camera along).  I’ll select three or four photos from the walk, maybe more if I feel so inclined.  That will free up some space here at the blog and allow me to share my walks on days like today when I’m posting about my travels and other adventures.  I put a link to it in the sidebar under “Robin’s Flickr Photos.”  Today I spent time with the dragonflies and got a few decent shots.

I’ll still be posting walks here, too, perhaps with fewer photos.  I’m running out of media space (eeeek!) and haven’t made up my mind about buying more.


26 Comments on “Thursday Travels: Point Wolfe”

  1. tedgriffith says:

    A trip to the beach, yippee! 🙂

  2. what a lovely walk, I could smell the salt air and feel the shade of the trees. Now I’m off the check out your dragonflies – did you know they are fairies in disguise? At least, that’s what I think.

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Joss. 🙂

      We have little damselflies in the woods that look like fairies to me. They are almost translucent, and when the sunlight hits them, it’s magical. I’ve never been able to capture them with the camera.

  3. My favorite part of this post is the beach photo. Gosh, I love to collect stones and shells–drift wood, as well. Looks like a lovely place, Robin.

    I went ahead and got a media upgrade on my blog. I ran out of space few months ago. It was well worth the $20 to me.

    Hope you get some rain. We finally got some here a few hours ago. Thank God


    • Robin says:

      You would love the beaches in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Kathy! There are stones and driftwood everywhere. (In fact, M kept saying, “There sure are a lot of rocks in Canada.” lol!) There were some amazing pieces of driftwood, much too large for me to fit in my suitcase and carry home. I collect stones, too, and brought home a few. It was hard making a decision about them as there were so many wonderful and colorful stones.

      We did get some rain yesterday evening. 🙂

  4. mobius faith says:

    Love this view of your pond. You really found the bright side of “brown”/yellow grass. 🙂

  5. aFrankAngle says:

    And thanks for sharing your walks here.

  6. A great walk. Everything looks so lush and green. Right now my normally lush and green garden is suffering in this heat. We need a rain dance here too.

    • Robin says:

      Thanks, Teresita. 🙂

      We finally got a bit of rain yesterday evening (a pop-up storm). I went out and danced in it as a thank you.

  7. The deep woods feels like church to me, too…lovely photos.
    I’m having to buy more space soon, too. It’s worth it. 🙂 Remember that with Flickr, they own your work if you post it there…

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Marie. 🙂

      Hmmm… I didn’t know that about Flickr. That’s a bit disconcerting. Do you have a reference for that? I haven’t been able to find anything on Flickr about it (other than if you’re selected for Getty Images, and even under that it says you own the copyright and it’s up to you whether or not to sign a contract and license the image with Getty Images).

  8. Bo Mackison says:

    Oh that looks like a walk I would enjoy — a sacred space walk.

  9. Dana says:

    Too bad I can’t share some of my extra media space with you, Robin. I still have something like 91% remaining. 🙂
    Gorgeous photos, as always. Glad that the boardwalks weren’t slippery, either. It could have been treacherous otherwise!

    • Robin says:

      Wouldn’t it be nice if WordPress set up a sharing system so that those who don’t need the media space could give it away to those who do? Ah well… in a perfect world…

      Thanks, Dana. 😀

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