I had read somewhere about carvings on rocks along the shore of Bedford Basin, that could only be accessed via the park.
As yesterday's post explained, it's a lovely, heavily-forested, park, sadly lacking clearly-marked trails.
The paths Wendy and I did follow, meandered all over the place. I suspect they were created by deer, whose goal was not to provide me with a direct route to the shore. But they did take me through some lovely scenery.
Eventually in frustration, I left the path and scrambled through a boggy area, and found my way to the shore.
There, I was presented a view looking down the basin toward the City of Halifax.
On the beach, I came across a gentleman who was collecting sea glass and evergreen branches to decorate a holiday wreath he was making. He said I was the first person he'd met on the beach in five years of hiking there. I asked him if he'd seen carvings on rocks.
He led the way down the beach, to where some of the rock etchings were. Better still, he showed me a more direct path to the shore and then told me about another way to access the park.
After we said our "Good bye's", I sought out that second park entrance and Wendy and I continued our explorations.
The sign at the top of today's post, is from the second park entrance. That entrance led to a lovely cliffs. With impressive views and perilous drops.
There is one very small problem with this lovely piece of paradise.
To learn what it is, click on the park sign and read the notice on the lower right.
Go ahead. Go look at it now.
The good news is there there were NO ticks on the dog.
The bad news ?
There were four on ME !