The Penultimate

Let's cross the bridge to the past.  (Somewhere in Pennsylvania, sometime in September of 2006.)

Let’s cross the bridge to the past. (Somewhere in Pennsylvania, sometime in September of 2006.)

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning.

~ Ivy Baker Priest

Back in September of 2006, in anticipation of a temporary move to West Chester, Pennsylvania, I started a little blog called Life in the Bogs.  It was not meant to be anything more than an online newsletter for family and friends so they could keep up with M and I as we went on our sabbatical adventures.  This was not my first experience with blogging.  I’ve been doing it in some form since 1999.  But Life in the Bogs was the first blog I created under my own name (rather than a pseudonym).

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Thursday Travels: More from 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.)

During the last Thursday Travels post, M and I were still making our way along the Glasgow Lakes Look-Off Trail.  The trail was getting wetter and wetter as we made our way up and along the highlands plateau.

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Thursday Travels: Mary’s Point

On the beach at Cape Enrage. New Brunswick, Canada.

Last week we looked at The Rocks of Cape Enrage.  I could show you more, but that would be going overboard.  Besides, it’s time to move on.  We can’t spend all of our time at Cape Enrage, no matter how beautiful it is there.  (For those new to Life in the Bogs, my husband and I took a trip to the Canadian Maritimes back in June, and I’m still sorting through all of the photographs I took.)

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Thursday Travels: Back to Cape Enrage

On the way to Cape Enrage

Do you remember these stairs?  Go ahead and look if you need to refresh your memory.  We’ll wait.

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On the beach and through the forest

Demoiselle Beach

I mentioned in my Hopewell Rocks post that M and I explored the area while we were waiting for low tide.  Behind the Hopewell Rocks Interpretive Centre is a trail that leads to Demoiselle Beach.  It’s a lovely, sandy, and very quiet area (at least while we there — the family you see in the above photo left shortly after we arrived, the children having obviously enjoyed the mud).  The beach is framed by rock formations on one end and a salt marsh on the other.

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Sunday signage

Cemetery in New Horton, New Brunswick, somewhere between Cape Enrage and Alma.

After driving by this cemetery the day before on our way to Cape Enrage, I had to stop when we saw it again (coincidentally on our way to Cape Enrage again).  Who names a cemetery the “Ha Ha Cemetery?”  And what do they mean by that?  Are they laughing at death?  Was there something funny about the way the people in the cemetery died?  If you Google the Ha Ha Cemetery, you’ll find that many people before me have stopped to take photos and contemplate the meaning of Ha Ha.

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Hopewell Rocks

Hopewell Rocks is a good place to experience the tides of the Bay of Fundy.  Also known as Flowerpot Rocks, the base of the rocks are covered twice a day at high tide.  At low tide you can view and explore the rocks from ground level.

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