Wanderlust

Forest Deep

I don’t know what I was thinking; Sometimes my spontaneity takes me a little too far into the woods!

I was walking in the Cole Harbour Heritage Park. There’s multiple paths you can take, and if you stay on the man made paths you will eventually make a loop.

However, this fine day, while taking one of the man made paths that I haven’t taken before, I saw a path in the bushes that lead to the woods.

I’m curious and figured I’ve hiked enough, I’ll be just fine, I decided to take the path and see what would happen!

Walking through the path the grass was long and the bush was thick. Maybe I should’ve turned back when I came across a large tree down blocking the path that I had to climb over, or the second large tree, or when my fear of ticks took over but no, I kept going.

I was about to climb over one more down tree when a bird that I’m not familiar with squawked very loudly at me from another tree. It startled me so badly, I screamed! This is when I finally decided to turn back. I felt like it was a sign.

When I turned back, this was my view. Green everywhere. I knew to just go straight, but really, I had no idea where I was going to end up in the first place; by the water was my guess. But I hadn’t considered what wild animal I might come across, or maybe a weirdo in the woods!

When I got back on the main path there was a small bird bouncing along. This little bird bounced along until I was back to a familiar area, where I continued on with my hike, which was not as adventurous as the start of it!

Wanderlust Journal 20 – Halifax Public Gardens 

About once a year we visit the Halifax Public Gardens. We like to see the newly planted flowers and just see if there’s any overall changes.

Like this hidden house we found.

Or one of the “play me” Halifax pianos.

We discovered a hidden bird.

My mom asked me to take a picture of the pretty flowers; she wanted a pink one in particular. I just happened to catch an ant on one of the petals.

I look forward to going next year as I’ve found myself taking more of an interest in plants and flowers.

Wanderlust Journal 19 – Salt Marsh Trail Fall Hike 

I made some major changes to my life in 2017; I quit my job in February, then enrolled in college and got myself a part time job on the weekends. I never have a day off so to find time to do my favorite things like hiking has been difficult. After going 7 days a week for over a month I finally found a day to go for a hike!

I thought there would be no better place than the Salt Marsh Trail to take in the change of season.



Shades of green, yellow and red.

The apples on the tree were impossible to reach!

Fall feelings…

There’s an entrance to this trail from Lawrencetown town which I have not done yet, I think I’ll head there soon!

Daily Journal 7: Undefeated 

An afternoon hike at the Salt Marsh Trail. The soundtrack was Incubus.

“Maybe there’s a poem in reverse
Spoken and it holds me out forever
Man it breaks my heart a little bit
That love is like a blind archer
Tryin’ to shoot an apple off my head

I’m not dead yet
I’m not dead yet, no
I’m bent but not broken
And I’m not dead yet
Not yet

We’re undefeated, bent but not broken
No, they ain’t seen nothing yet.” – Incubus, “Undefeated”

Video: Undefeated by Incubus

Wanderlust Journal 17 – Cow Bay 

A day drive to Cow Bay turned into a rose picking adventure on the side of the road.

Bloom where you are planted.

Work hard, stay bumble.

Mon amie picking from the rose hip tree. Her plan is to make some jam with the rose hips. Hopefully, I’ll get to try some!

About 1 kilos of rose hips! There will be a few bottles of jam, I’m sure!

We finished off the adventure feeling childlike, as we picked delicious raspberries on a trail to the water; a flock of seagulls were waiting for us to arrive!

Wanderlust Journal 16 – Martinique Beach 2.0 

It is the most amazing beach I’ve ever been to!

Beach Birds. Ok, this isn’t their scientific name, clearly, but let’s roll with it! These cute little birds run along the shore and in & out of the water; there’s groups of them along the whole beach.

This is Toby! I heard grunting, so I turned around and this dog was looking at me with his ball ready. So, we quickly became friends and played catch.

The beach is 5 KLM long. So, at the start we chose the sand dune as our distance goal.

The sand is so soft and the dunes are hard to climb! But we did it. Not a summer day, but a September day, so I wore pants…and took an abundance of sand home in my pants!

Pano dune views. It’s November as I look at these pictures and write this. It’s currently a little chilly; winter coat season, but if I close my eyes, I can imagine the warmth of the beach.

Underwater treasures as we attempted to go to a rock formation in the water. The current was strong, and the rocks were too slippery to make it.

Majestic garçon.

Sunglasses, like red lipstick, change everything.

Pano and shadows.

One last look before we venture home.