Walking on thick ice

Making landfal
Making landfall on the island

Across from the tidal inlet near our house is a small island which is a symbolic destination for us, depending on the time of year. We celebrate spring, and the ice breaking up, by canoeing to it. In winter, if the ice is thick enough, we walk or skate to it. Today the ice was over 6 inches thick, the required minimum, and we walked there.

Scotian Hiker

A fun new site about hiking in Nova Scotia has just been launched by Don Crowell of Kentville.  He has videos, screensavers, high-resolution photos you can download and print, contests, a blog describing his adventures, etc.  Like me, he obviously loves living in Nova Scotia and getting close to nature, and he’s done a good job with his website. Check it out.