Thursday Travels: Point WolfePosted: July 12, 2012
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.
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.
The tide was coming in as we were making our way down to Point Wolfe Beach.
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:
And the small wildlife:
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 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.