Fall at Oathill Lake – October 16, 2002

red maple leaves contrastThe Fall leaves at Oathill Lake are always breathtaking. The colors are different every year, depending on the amount of moisture we had. The colors are at their prime usually around mid October. … Continue reading

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Whale Watching with the Grandkids

whale watching tourMy grandson Sammy loves whales and can tell you all kinds of information about them. So when he and his family came to visit Halifax, we just had to take a whale watching trip. Unfortunately, we did not see any … Continue reading

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Skinny Dipping in Oathill Lake in March is a “Once in a Lifetime” Experience

Skinny dipping in Oathill Lake in March 2012After a relatively warm and dry winter, the weather keeps on acting strange. I think temperatures like we had on March 22/2012 only occur once in a lifetime, it was almost 30°C and some local teens went skinny dipping in … Continue reading

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Salt Marsh Trail – 2011

Salt Marsh Trail HikeRevisiting the Salt Marsh Trail. This time we decided to hike the Salt Marsh Trail in summer. The forecast called for 29°C, so we left early and started our 2 hours hike at 9:30 am when it was still pleasant. … Continue reading

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Maynard Lake Revisited – July 2011

Where has the time gone. I just realized that the last time we walked around Maynard Lake was September of 2002. This time the water level is quite a bit higher than 9 years ago. There are many reasons for … Continue reading

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Maynard Lake – September 2002

Map Maynard & Oat Hill LakesMaynard Lake is the twin lake to Oat Hill Lake where I live. They are separated by a hill. Joffre Street is the top of the hill and Maynard Lake and Oat Hill Lake are on opposite sides of the … Continue reading

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Groceries and Hiking – Portland Lakes Trails

Portland Lakes Trail - Russell LakeKnowing I did not need a big order of groceries, I had to decide what else we wanted to do on Saturday morning. That’s when I remembered that near the grocery store is a hiking trail that we had never … Continue reading

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