It was a lovely, easy hike. I never tire of looking at the pillars of Basalt, the waving hills of grass, and the amazing vista of the Bay of Fundy.
When we came over a low hill, a faint, odd sound, like a cross between a hoot and a howl, reached our straining ears.
In the photo below you can see Sandy scanning the sea with binoculars, looking for the source of the sound.
Then we found it. There. On that rock off shore. Noisy sun-bathing Seals.
Lots of noisy, sun-bathing Seals.
|See the baby Seal on the bottom left of the photo ?|
The scenery was just stunning !
After leaving Brier Island (reluctantly) we travelled back up Digby Neck with the goal of seeing the famous "Balancing Rock": a pillar of Basalt precariously perched next to the Bay.
Leading to the Rock is a lovely hiking trail, peppered with informative signs about the plants we are passing by.
|Notice the wet footprints ? That stinky dog went in the bog.|
And there were stairs. Lots of stairs. I'm OK going DOWN the stairs. Coming back up ... well I'll think about that later ...
|Balancing Rock (9 m or 29 ft high)|
|The sign when you leave the trail.|
It wasn't long before we found ourselves stopping once more, this time to check out an old, abandoned homestead.
|Older wringer washer and child's stuffed toy.|
|There is such a poignancy to items like this.|
|Looking in the front door!|
|The living room floor has fallen into the basement. Such a shame.|
|Sandy and Sandy Cove. Together at last !|
|Sadly the tide was in. Apparently there is a massive sand bar and the beach is MUCH wider at low tide.|
And then we drove home.
The very, very End.