Thursday Travels: A picnic lunchPosted: July 26, 2012
When we last left off, our intrepid hikers were at the Point Wolfe Beach in Fundy National Park. (In case you missed all the excitement — heh — previous posts from my trip to the Canadian Maritimes will be linked to at the bottom of this post.) Hiking is hungry business so M and I decided to have a picnic lunch before starting our next hike.
The Point Wolfe Beach trail was not a loop. One of the things I like about having to take the same trail in and back is that I get to look at things from a different perspective. It’s amazing the things I miss by not turning around (something I try to do when we’re on a loop trail since I know I won’t be coming back the same way).
What you are unable to see in the above photo is the covered bridge off to the left stretching across the river. I couldn’t get a good photo of the entire bridge from this viewpoint.
Before going back to the car, we took a short walk over to a picnic area where I could get a decent photo of the covered bridge.
Well, maybe it was more than a short walk.
We did not have lunch here. We had to go into Alma (the town where we were staying) to pick up some food. As you may (or may not) recall, we were there on the off season. Finding good food was not easy. We ended up at a roadside stand buying fried clams, fried scallops, and coleslaw.
While waiting for our lunch to be deep fried, I wandered around the area, taking photos of the boats. During our stay at the Cliffside Suites in Alma, we sat out on the deck a few times watching the fishing boats go out with the high tide. The tidal fluctuations of the Bay of Fundy are so extreme that the boats are often left high and dry during low tide, and level with the wharf at high tide. (It should be noted that I missed my opportunity to take a photo of the boats at low tide because I was too tired to trudge back there after a full day of hiking.)
Lunch ready, we packed it up in the car and took it to a picnic area in Fundy National Park, near the Coastal Trail where we had planned to hike when we finished eating.
Lunch was a bit of a trial. A plague of black flies descended upon us. Ever been bitten by black flies? It’s not good.
We decided to pack it up and leave the Coastal Trail to the black flies (and the birds).
My walk this morning was short, but lovely in spite of the steamy weather. When I stepped outside, I saw the remains of a rainbow over the pond.
Now that I look at again, it looks like it was a double rainbow.
The goldfinches were at the feeders (the thistle in the wildflower meadow), and didn’t seem to mind me too much (as long as I didn’t get too close).
That’s it from the Bogs for now. I’m trying to get this post ready and scheduled to go out at the usual time. The weather here is hot and steamy, a good set-up for the severe storms in the forecast for this afternoon and evening. Scheduling the post means I don’t have to worry about a power outage, at least in terms of blogging.
Have a joyous day, a wonder-filled evening, and a peaceful night. I have a feeling our night will be flashing and booming.
- Thursday Travels: Let’s go to the beach (bogsofohio.wordpress.com)
- Out and about (bogsofohio.wordpress.com)
- Greetings from New Brunswick (bogsofohio.wordpress.com)
- Hopewell Rocks (bogsofohio.wordpress.com)
- Dennis Beach (bogsofohio.wordpress.com)
- Thursday Travels: Point Wolfe (bogsofohio.wordpress.com)
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- On the beach and through the forest
- Sunday Signage (Ha Ha Cemetery)
- Cape Enrage