Thursday Travels: Leaving GreenwichPosted: November 8, 2012
Because of the weather, it was a fast hike out to the beach and back. If you are a birder, the floating boardwalk over Bowley Pond is a great place to look for birds. I saw numerous birds, but couldn’t capture any photos of them as it was just too windy and wet.
There is not much more to tell you about Greenwich at this point so let’s just make our way back over the boardwalk and into the woods. We’ll take one last look back at the dunes…
… and the pond.
We had to make our way back through the forested area. I don’t have anything new to show you there so let’s head over to the main path…
…where we encountered this little guy:
It’s a salamander, I think. Possibly a blue-spotted salamander. I’m not sure but he might have been on his way to a breeding pond as part of the spring migration. I’m assuming he’s in a defensive position with his tail up like that. I’ve never seen a salamander before, and know very little about them.
We took a slight detour on our way back to the car, a short trail that overlooks St. Peter’s Bay.
Prince Edward Island is known for its mussels. I know I’ve often seen PEI mussels on restaurant menus. PEI mussels are cultured (seeded and grown).
There are 130 mussel growers on PEI. The mussel seeds are placed on mesh sleeves which are suspended in the water on longlines. The waters around PEI are nutrient rich so no additives or feed is necessary to grow the mussels. The mussels are ready to harvest in 12-24 months. M and I sampled quite a few PEI mussels while on our trip, including a bucket of them at the lobster supper we had after our day in Greenwich.
One more photo and we’ll say goodbye to Greenwich.
If you followed the link to the lobster supper, you will have seen that we also stopped to see The Cheese Lady where we sampled and bought some delicious Gouda cheese.
That’s it for this week’s edition of Thursday Travels. That’s also it from the Bogs. Thank you for joining me on my travels from the past. It’s been a fairly decent day here in the Bogs. Partly cloudy, in the upper 40s. Tomorrow will be even better, and a great day for a hike. Maybe I’ll head over to Quail Hollow if I have the time. My to-do list for today and tomorrow is pretty long so I’ll have to wait and see. There might be enough clouds around for another colorful sunset this evening, and the porch is warm from the afternoon sun pouring in through the windows. It will be a good place to watch as the sun goes down behind the fields and trees and houses to the west.
Wishing you a delightful day, evening, night… wherever and whenever you are on the spectrum of time.
- Thursday Travels: The floating boardwalk (bogsofohio.wordpress.com)
- Thursday Travels: The Dunes of Greenwich (bogsofohio.wordpress.com)
- Thursday Travels: Greenwich (bogsofohio.wordpress.com)
- Thursday Travels: Prince Edward Island (bogsofohio.wordpress.com)