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Halifax Giving New Meaning To ‘A Murder Of Crows’

Awe-Inspiring Nature      Possibly my favourite natural phenomenon in Halifax is the daily migration of thousands of crows in the Clayton Park area.  Their nightly congregation in the trees surrounding Mount St. Vincent University is something well known to most local residents.  I compare it to a couple of awe-inspiring natural events I’ve witnessed […]

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Spray Paint On White Pine

“Spray Paint On White Pine” VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED Today I had a fantastic hike around Susie’s Lake.  Happily lost most of the time.  Towards the end of the hike I came to a spot I was familiar with, near the look-off and the prettiest part of the area.  I was appalled to see some terrible […]

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Journey Into the Tobeatic Wilderness

Inspired by the book “The Tent Dwellers” and our love for Kejimkujik National Park, and with persuasion by budget cuts to our national parks, we planned our longest and most challenging trip yet.  While we were OK with the challenge, we really didn’t have any choice for our May 11th trip since the budget cuts […]

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Getting to know Hemlock Ravine Park

Chances are if you’ve never visited Hemlock Ravine Park, or been there once years ago, you are in the majority of HRM residents.  Everyone knows and loves Point Pleasant Park and the Public Gardens, but Hemlock Ravine is their unassuming, lesser-known cousin.  Most people (like myself) know very little about the park. Some likely don’t […]

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The Many Charms of Cape Breton

It has been a while since I had last visited Cape Breton, and as the summer wound down, I decided I needed to do a few “summery” things before the great weather passed without anything significant to remember it by.  My friend’s family has a cottage in East Bay, on the Bras D’ors lake, and […]