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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 31, July 29

July 29, 2021 - This is the last blog post of this adventure. We hiked down to Anderson's Beach in the best weather of our trip; modera...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 30, July 28

July 29, 2021 - Today is our penultimate hike, the completion of the Acadian Dyke trail from the harbour to the sea. 40 foot tides here...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 29, July 27

July 28, 2021 - Chignecto National Wildlife Area Notice Chignecto National Wildlife Area trails and parking lot are open to the public f...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 28, July 26

July 27, 2021 - The weather was iffy so we we didn't want to get exposed on the Acadian dykes, the hike we had planned for this day. Fas...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 27, July 25

July 26, 2021 - Laura and I hiked the Eatonville Trail as far as we dared. It was rough, steep and with sections of high grass which nec...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 26, July 24

July 25, 2021 - On Saturday we drive into Parrsboro for supplies. There are good sand beaches between Advocate and Parrsboro but unfortu...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure, Day 25, July 23

July 25, 2021 - There was sunshine in the morning which gave us an opportunity to visit the Cape d'Or Light. The hike down to the light...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 24, July 22

July 23, 2021 - A tropical rain storm greeted our morning. Laura stayed at the cottage reading a book from the free libraries that have...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 23, July 21

July 22, 2021 - It was another lousy weather day,....enough said. Nature photography changes over the seasons with the movements of bir...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 22, July 20

July 21, 2021 - It was a lousy day for walkabouts, photography and sinuses thanks to the fog and the smoke plume from the wild fires. Al...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 21, July 19

July 20, 2021 - The weather has gone down hill; morning and evening fog usually arriving with the incoming tide, drizzle, fog mist, cool...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 20, July 18

July 19, 2021 - The Eastern Bluebirds and Tree Swallows will fledge (obtain flight feathers) tonight or tomorrow morning. I will visit t...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 19, July 17

July 18, 2021 - It was yet another Nova Scotia summer day; mixed clouds, sunshine and moderate temperatures. Alas, we have passed mid J...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 18, July 16

July 17, 2021 - It was a good day with a slight cloud overcast and warmer then it has been, about 26 degrees, and muggy. There was some...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 17, July 15

July 16, 2021 - ...and what a night it was! 32mm of rain fell in about 4-6 hours with almost continuous lightning and thunder. We haven'...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventire Day 16, July 14

July 15, 2021 - Today was a good day; sunshine, no fog and light winds. This is the day we did the Fundy Ridge trail, 5,.4 kilometres an...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 15, July 13

July 14, 2021 - Laura and I traveled the coastal highway today from Advocate Harbour to Masstown to see family for the first time in two...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 14, July 12

July 13, 2021 - Today was another gorgeous day; no fog, mild temperature and lots of sunshine. We did the Squally Point Trail today a c...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 13, July 11

July 12, 2021 - It was a cloudy morning but by noon the sun was shining brightly on a gorgeous day, and quite mild. Today we did the Th...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 12, July 10

July 11, 2021 - It was another gorgeous day, mostly sunny with light winds and moderate temperatures. We visited several places with no...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 11, July 9

July 10, 2021 - Tonight is the night that Post Tropical Storm Elsa hits us with all its fury. Advocate Harbour is slightly south of the...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 10, July 8

July 09, 2021 - It was raining steadily this morning but skies improved in the afternoon as we awaited post tropical storm Elsa. Some o...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 9, July 7

July 08, 2021 - Today we visit the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNISCO World Heritage Site: https://www.jogginsfossilcliffs.net/ The follow...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 8, July 6

July 07, 2021 - It was foggy and drizzling in the morning and cloudy bright in the afternoon with no sunset to photograph. I tried for...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 7, July 5

July 06, 2021 - This was our first day with decent weather. It was cool by the water but one heats up fast hoofing through the bush. Lau...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 6, July 4

July 05, 2021 - It was the worst day yet with steady rain and wind. Ugh! What does one do on such a day? Exploring is an option and I ch...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 5, July 3

July 04, 2021 - The weather continues as wet, windy and gloomy but the fog has lifted somewhat so Isle Haute is now clearly visible, but...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 4, July 2

July 03, 2021 - Yes folks, it was yet another day of fog, rain and gloom. On the up side the weather is cool, a two sweater walk this ev...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 3, July 1

July 02, 2021 - It was another day of fog, rain and gloom. We drove to the Joggins Fossil Cliffs and Amherst for an outing but a walkabo...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 2, June 30

July 01, 2021 - I used to identify plants from the records on my own website but alas the internet service out here are so slow I cannot...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure Day 1 , June 29

July 01, 2021 - This is our first day at Advocate Harbour. The weather was mostly fog with sunny breaks. Wildflower Display Driftwoo...
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Yellow Lady's Slipper Orchid

July 01, 2021 - I went to the West Hants limestone lands to photograph the Yellow Lady's Slipper Orchid. Sadly the environmental terrori...
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American Redstart

July 01, 2021 - The American Redstart with the folk name of Butterfly Bird (an improved name) is prolific in Nova Scotia. It arrives lat...
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Adventure

July 01, 2021 - Laura and I are re-homing. We have 37 days to wait before our new place is completed so a 37 night trip to advocate Harb...
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