Last week I went exploring the "Whopper" trail in Bayer's Lake with Lynne, Trey and Wendy. The trail begins behind the Burger King -- famous for it's "Big Whopper" burger -- hence the trail name.
It was one of those lovely sunny, coolish days that reinforce my love for Autumn. A perfect day for a hike.
Mountain bikers have painted the rocks with colourful arrows and put matching ribbons in trees to mark the various trails, as the path can be hard to follow on the smooth rock sections.
One of those paths led down into a lovely bog. It was too soggy for us "two-leggers" to cross, but the dogs had no such reservations.
We came across this marker on one of the trails.
Crown Land is owned by the Province of Nova Scotia and we are free to explore it, and apparently to hunt and fish on it too !
But we're happy just to tramp around, taking photos and occasionally squealing "Look at that mushroom!".
And there was a lush, green valley of deep, soft moss and feathery ferns.
Walking on it was like walking on a leaking, waterbed.
And the scents ! Of the marvellous scents, moved from rich, sharp evergreens, to musty, fallen leaves to the sweet, earthy scent of moss and ferns. We inhaled deeply.
We came across this little fellow sunning himself on an open part of the trail.
Wanna come ?