A holistic health coach and outdoor activity enthusiast. Kayaking, cycling, snow shoeing - and thanks to OutSideWay’s creator - back country hiking reigns as my favourite. Sharing outdoor adventures with my husband and family “fills my well” - and encouraging, coaching women in the 50+ age zone to experience the pleasures and challenges of the outdoors is my “venture-in-process”.
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I celebrated our ‘Nova Scotia heritage day’ February 20th with a snow shoeing group on a trail new to me. I was told that in warmer weather there is a beautiful little waterfall up to the left of the open water of this Little Brook . Viewing that is a lure to be back in summer with hiking poles and shoes, to discover more of this River Ridge Common - close to New Germany, Nova Scotia. Canada.
Lovely Sunday afternoon trek with my husband @hammerhead (favourite hiking companion). Plus 5 degrees Celsius weather, with some full sun to begin, ending with an overcast sky. Trekkers had gone ahead of us, making for an easier hike - yet we still stripped off layers before summiting the short climb.
This Christmas holiday season some of our family @hammerhead @reneetougas got out to enjoy our “quasi-tradition” of a Boxing Day (December 26th) hike on Hirtle’s Beach and Gaff Point (Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada). Compared to a very windy Christmas Day, it was a crisp but fine day - a perfect 7Km trek to build an appetite for leftover-turkey-with-trimmings supper. Shades of brown and green rather than white which suited me just fine!
Monday, November 14th. Last paddling day on the LaHave River, Nova Scotia, Canada. This is our wharf, shared with neighbours in the houses directly across from it and in the yellow house to its right. (photo is a bit washed-out). To be correct, I did go out again that evening for a super calm, supermoon paddle but the photos did not turn out. Sad to think it’s highly unlikely I’ll be out again in 2016 but what a way to say “until next year!”
Wonderful to have two women friends join me on September 5th for a long hike - about 25K, the perimeter of The Bluff Wilderness Trail, https://wrweo.ca/wrweo2014/BluffTrail/webMap.html - close to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. This trail has four connected loops, excellent for choosing a trail depending on time frame, desire, and stamina. The first loop, Pot Lake Loop, has plenty of roots, rocks and boulders to navigate. A good workout with views for the effort. Pressing in to the back two loops, Bluff Loop and Hay Marsh Loop, you’re rewarded with a wilderness experience with open views of lakes, huge rocks (erratics) with some camping spots if you wish to make it a two-day adventure. Our day was warm with the occasional (very welcome) breeze, no bugs - limited wildlife: a few birds and two small green snakes.
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