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Tuesday, 6 August 2013

A Trip Home

A very tight work deadline has left little time for blogging, but hubby and I took a break this long weekend for a visit to Five Islands.  It's always a wonderful boost to go home.  These are two of the islands, Diamond and Long, taken from the Blue Sac Road.
This is the end of Moose Island, and Diamond Island.
There was lots of activity on the lighthouse grounds, and even some in the air.  This fellow hang gliding was having a great time catching the currents;  he floated out over the cliffs and the bay, and circled around the lighthouse.
Every so often it would look like he was about to land, and then he took off skyward again.  He was still going strong when we left.
We climbed to the top of the lighthouse to shoot some pictures.  From left to right are Moose, Diamond, Long, Egg and Pinnacle Islands.  To the right of Pinnacle is Pinnacle Rock.
We visited the provincial park on Bentley's Mountain and walked along the shore past these cliffs.

The tide was on its way out and the mud flats were wet and soft.  The Minas Basin where Five Islands is situated boasts the world's highest tides.  This is The Old Wife - can you see her lying on her back with her hands folded at the end of the mountain?  The piece in the water is her hat.

Looking out from the Old Wife;  this is Moose and part of Diamond and Long.  The water is still deep here now, but when the tide is out you can walk to Moose Island.

Naturally, the day included lobster rolls and fried clams from Diane's.  We also met up with some old friends which made it more special.  Cousin Barbara, if you are reading this from Ontario I hope you have enjoyed the pictures!