Thursday Travels: Leaving the Glasgow Lakes Look-Off Trail

(8 June 2012.  Glasgow Lakes Look-Off Trail.  Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  Nova Scotia.)

(8 June 2012. Glasgow Lakes Look-Off Trail. Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Nova Scotia.)

Now that we’ve had a little rest on that rock just to the right, it’s time to make our way back.  We have other trails to hike since this one turned out to be under water.

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Looped trails are nice, but I like having to go back the way we came.  It gives me an opportunity to look at the trail from a different perspective.



If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.

~ Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

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If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored.  One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.

~ Henry Miller

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In the Bogs today, winter is calling the shots with a few snow flurries here and there.  Spring will make a play for territory this weekend, followed by another bout of winter next week if the predictions are correct.

I love the ferns in the woods

I love the ferns in the woods

Are you wondering what happened with the detox diet?  Well.

Let's look at the lake

Let’s look at the lake

I got off to a good start, but things fell apart by the weekend when we traveled south to visit with our granddaughters.  Getting back on track this week has not been easy for a variety of reasons.  I finally decided to aim for two of the detox meals per day.  I have the ingredients and like the recipes so it’s no great hardship other than finding the time to prepare the food.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies

I’d almost forgotten about the butterflies!  When M and I exited the woods to have a look at  Paquette Lake, there were several butterflies dancing around the trail.  These three landed and huddled together for a little while.

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I felt as though I’d entered a magical realm.  Or one of the world’s most beautiful gardens.

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For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing:  it also depends on what sort of person you are.

~ C. S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew

Paquette Lake

Paquette Lake

It’s time to leave the Glasgow Lakes Look-Off Trail and Paquette Lake.  I hope to someday return, during a drier season, and finish the hike we started last June.

Common Bluetail Damselfly.  I think.

Common Bluetail Damselfly. I think.

Thank you for joining me on another Thursday Travels.  Next week we’ll be stopping for a picnic lunch at a lovely water-side location.  The food will be so-so (because it was off-season and finding good things to eat wasn’t easy), but the scenery will be grand.

Time to hit the road.

Time to hit the road.

I wanna make a jigsaw puzzle that’s 40,000 pieces.  And when you finish it, it says ‘go outside.’

~ Dimitry Martin

Let's go have a picnic lunch!

Let’s go have a picnic lunch!

Have a delightful day, evening, night… whenever and wherever you are on the spectrum of time.  And if you have the time and opportunity, go outside!  There is, as Macy Gray sings, Beauty in the World.


14 Comments on “Thursday Travels: Leaving the Glasgow Lakes Look-Off Trail”

  1. I love the darkness around the color and center light of bunchberry. Thanks for another glorious walk on such a stunning day. 🙂

  2. That bunchberry is beautiful. I also love the Macy Gray song!! Love the ferns, the butterflies and the dragonfly! Also love the C.S. Lewis quote. Thanks, Robin, for lots of simple pleasures today. 🙂

  3. penpusherpen says:

    thank you Robin, it’s been a refreshing visit, viewing the wildlife and scenery,… whilst listening to Macy …… and singing along, (good job you can’t hear)… there is definitely so much beauty in this world, you only have to open your eyes and ‘see’ … Have a wonderful weekend, my friend… and all the best to you and yours. xPenx

    • Robin says:

      You wouldn’t want to hear me sing either, Pen. lol! Thank you. Hope your weekend has been a good one. 🙂

      • penpusherpen says:

        proving to be a strange one, Robin, in that using the little symbol thingy at the top of the page, which lights up and lets you know is someone’s left a comment, or answered one, I’ve found myself, erm. answering the comment without checking whose blog it came from, thereby staring a conversation or spamming apparently… Strewth… what’ll I find myself doing next?.. 😉 …. I think too, I’d win the worst singer award, hands down..!!.. (warble !!) xPenx

        • Robin says:

          I generally avoid that little symbol thingy, Pen. Otherwise I find myself having long conversations in comments and getting little else done. But it’s Sunday so I’m indulging a bit. 🙂

  4. aFrankAngle says:

    A beautiful summertime walk to remind us of what lies ahead.

  5. dearrosie says:

    Robin where do you find all these beautiful quotes? I love them.
    Love the photo of the butterflies and the dragonfly on the rock – you are quick with your camera!

    • Robin says:

      I have notebooks filled with quotes, Rosie. But I also look online. I usually start out with something from one of my notebooks or maybe something I’m reading, and then search from there to help me follow my meanderings.

      Thank you. 🙂 It’s not so much a matter of being quick with the camera, but still and patient with my body. If you stand still long enough, the butterflies and dragonflies forget you’re there.

  6. […] to hike for a few hours, rock hopping and wading through the stream that was the trail.  (See last week’s Thursday Travels if you’re not sure what I’m going on about.)  A little rest and refueling were in […]

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