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Main Street

United Church at intersection of Queen and Church

Pleasant St.

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TCT runs horizontally through center of this shot

When conditions are right skiing truly is a great way to spend an afternoon. I love the sensation of a nice glide, the feeling of speed achieved with relatively little exertion.

Great conditions for skiing

Late in the afternoon on Tuesday I skied on the Trans Canada Trail near the village of Guysborough. I was able to park along the side of Route 16 with my car fully off the pavement. By beginning here I was able to go north toward Sunnyville then turn and go all the way to Cook’s Cove before turning again and making my way back to the car. The entire portion I skied is very flat, ideal for beginners and experienced skiers alike. There is a nice mix of wooded corridor with more open views, a pond, a tree lot and then at Cook’s Cove an impressive vista overlooking Chedabucto Bay.

Cook's Cove with Chedabucto Bay beyond

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Tanner's sailboat

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass

on a summer day listening to the murmur of water,

or watching the clouds float across the sky,

is hardly a waste of time.

John Lubbock

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I could not resist the appeal of double digit temperatures yesterday afternoon and set out on my motorcycle. I poked around on back roads while never going very far from home. I mapped my route here.

Middle Manchester

I parked the bike numerous times but the highlight was walking along the shore of Chedabucto Bay. I think the day time high was fifteen degrees and as I walked it felt more like summer than December. The warm air, lapping waves and gentle breeze seemed exceptionally nice. I sat for a little while on a rock just soaking it all in. (more…)

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