Thursday Travels: Back to Cape EnragePosted: August 2, 2012 Filed under: 365 Yoga Challenge, Adventures in Life, Earth, hiking, home, nature, Photography, Spirit, Spring, Summer, Thursday Travels, travel, Walking, water, weather | Tags: Bay of Fundy, beach, blimp, Canada, Canadian Maritimes, Cape Enrage, clouds, Goodyear Blimp, Hiking, nature, New Brunswick, Outdoors, Photography, rocks, spring, travel, water, weather 30 Comments
Do you remember these stairs? Go ahead and look if you need to refresh your memory. We’ll wait.
Today I’ll show and tell whether or not my fear of steep descents kept me at the top of the stairs. Before we get there, a short note about the first two photos. We stopped on our way back to Cape Enrage to have a look at the marsh and the river pictured in the first photo. The tide was on its way out and the water was rushing towards the Bay of Fundy. This is also the spot where we saw the porcupine.
Shortly after we arrived at Cape Enrage, I stood at the top of the stairs and looked down at another couple carefully walking around on the rocky beach. Rather than think about it too long…
… I started down the stairs. The handrails made it easy. I
tightly gripped held on to both sides, something that made me feel safe. I also had the option of going back if I got to the first platform and decided that was enough.
The stairs, as it turned out, were not really the hazardous part of exploring the beach. The rocks on the beach are loose and difficult to walk on, but all you have to do is take your time and make sure the rock you’re about to put your weight on is firmly in place and not going to tip or trip you up.
I must have been a geologist in a previous life. I love rocks. The beach at Cape Enrage has plenty of rocks to explore, many of which contain fossils. (You can read a little more about the geology and fossils at Cape Enrage here.) M and I wandered around on the rocks for a while, looking at a variety of fossils or just admiring the rocks themselves.
It was cloudy and cool, but we didn’t get rained on. There were times when I thought we might. The clouds were looking pretty ominous.
For today’s post, the photos are more of a big picture type of thing. I did take quite a few close-ups of rocks, and I’ll bring some of those to you next week.
Oh, okay. I’ll post a few. Just to give you some idea.
I think the last photo looks like the remains of a dragon with golden scales.
Maybe if I listen closely to the rocks
Next time, I’ll hear something, if not
A word, perhaps the faint beginning
of a syllable.
~ Phoebe Hanson
It’s a typical dog day of summer here in the Bogs. Hot, humidity creeping up, and more or less what we expect this time of year. It still feels a bit off, though, as if it should be late August instead of early August. The fast-forward through spring and summer in terms of blooms and harvesting vegetables has thrown off my internal calendar.
Did you see the magnificent moonrise last night?
I’d probably have less blur if I’d stop being so lazy about taking the tripod along.
Today the Goodyear Blimp was in the sky while I took my walk. They must be practicing touch-and-goes as they’ve come around a few times. Then again, the Bridgestone Invitational (Golf Tournament) starts today. They could be covering that. It’s not all that far from here.
Time to wrap up this way too photo-heavy post. Sorry about that. I seem to be in an unintentional rush to use up my free space. Thank you for dropping by. I hope your day has been delightful and delicious. 🙂
I knew you’d go down the stairs, but, goodness, that must have been high. The peope look tiny from above. I’m with you when it comes to rocks. I absolutely love them. I never tire of looking at them and cupping them in the palm of my hand.
It was quite high, Kathy, but once I got about half way down the stairs, it didn’t seem so bad. 🙂
Yay!! We made it to the beach! (Something a LONG way from here. At least a 10-12 hour drive) Thanks, Robin.
lol! You’re welcome, Ted. 🙂
I’d have been sliding down those handrails.. lol.. Sure was worth the walk down though eh.. 🙂
I thought about it, Brian. Sometimes I think sliding might be the better alternative for me. It’s fun and it’s faster. It was definitely worth the walk. 🙂
Oh Robin, I so waited for this…but somehow I knew you wouldn’t be able to resist going down those steps ;P
The view is amazing, and the rock formations are spectacular! They do look a little sharp and a bit scary though. But yes, I agree, that last close up looks like golden dragon scales (not that I’ve ever seen one…haha)
Thank you, Gracie. 🙂 You’re right. I couldn’t resist. I didn’t want to miss out on exploring the beach.
This reminds me of a place in Cornwall (south west England) called Mevagissey which had ‘kind of steps’ hewn out of cliff that a friend and I made our way down to get to the beach… and on the way down, we passed a couple with carrying their child in a pram, going up. That was horrible as the path and steps were so narrow.
Love the photos – and the moon. And I haven’t seen a blimp in years.
Thank you, Val. 🙂
I have trouble handling those narrow paths and steps, especially when they are steep.
Wow I could spend hours, okay – days, on that rocky beach. Those rocks are so wonderful. And your close-ups make really wonderful abstractions. Well done!!!
Thank you, Terry. 🙂
I could’ve spent days there too, if I’d had the days to spend there. We didn’t walk nearly as far along the beach as we could have.
good for you for being brave and wasn’t it worth it! Love rocks as well, they hold energy and memory methinks. Looks like a lot of shale on that beach.
It was well worth it, Joss. 🙂
I think you may be right about the rocks.
Love those rocks on the beach! Meanwhile, if our August wasn’t so crazy this year, we would have attended a day at the Bridgestone.
Thanks, Frank. 🙂
Bravo! (I was pretty sure you’d gone down…what would the point be to teasing if you hadn’t?)
I saw the moon over the field last night, but was too worn-out to even get the camera…glad you got a nice shot. That’s exactly what I saw, too…
Thank you, Marie. 🙂
Oh, I’d have teased even if I hadn’t gone down, because it’s likely I would have sent the camera down with M. I’m glad I didn’t have to do that. I took photos of things M generally doesn’t think of taking photos of.
Very cool. (all those stairs – scary)
Love the rock/scale shots!
What a contrast with the intruding blimp!
Thank you, PhilosopherMouse. 🙂
What a beautiful place!
It’s so nice to look at the pictures again and remember a beautiful vacation, isn’t it?
It’s wonderful, Michaela. 🙂
Ahhh… Love the moon. I took picture of the Harvest Moon this week. NIce, but no fancy camera. Just a point and shoot.
Thank you, Adela. 🙂
My camera is just a point and shoot, too.
Hi Robin. I have walked on those slatey stones at Cape Enrage, so I know how hard it was. I love the dragon you captured in the rock wall!!!! Jane
Thank you, Jane. I thought of you when I found the dragon. 🙂
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Gorgeous pics, Robin! I had a feeling you’d descend the stairs, too, but I’m happy it was a safe descent this time around. 🙂
Thanks, Dana. 🙂 I hope your summer is going well and that things haven’t been too hectic.
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