The city of Halifax proper is on a chubby peninsula that dips down into the world's second largest natural harbour. Point Pleasant Park is located on 185 acres at the southern end of that peninsula facing the open mouth of the harbour, and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. It is a marvellous treasure.
A map of PPP can be found on this Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_Pleasant_Park ,
along with shocking images of the devastation wrought in 2003 when the eye Hurricaine Juan, with winds of 157 kmp (105 mph) made landfall directly over the park. Look at the two images on the right of the "Wiki" page just below the map showing the park before, and after 60% of the trees fell.
Seven years later it is a different but still beautiful park. Since I was not here for the "before" time, I enjoy it's beauty for what it is now: an open, sunny park, full of new growth and young trees.
Dogs are very welcome in PPP. They must be leashed on the main road (no cars are permitted in the park). But all the side trails are marked as "off leash".
After a long, cold, wet winter I feel positively giddy exploring those trails, sniffing the sweet-with-blooms air and squatting to look at tiny life near the ground.
My camera is my constant companion (along with a dog or two) and I often think about showing you what I'm seeing. I walk with an eye to sharing the wonderful things I'm seeing and feeling. Sauntering along a park trail, soaking in the new growth all around and watching dogs meet dogs and goof around makes me so very happy.
Do you have a special place that makes you feel this way ?
Where is it ?