The weather was simply amazing this weekend - not too hot, just perfect. We took full advantage. We went to Peggy's Cove on Friday afternoon (post coming soon), spent the day at home Saturday doing renovations and then went to the Annapolis Valley on Sunday.
Our plans for our day in the Valley was to make our way out to Blomidon since my husband missed it last time I visited (he was working) and then to Scot's Bay for a hike to Cape Split. First though, we needed to find some nourishment to give us energy for the day. I knew that there was a Pete's in Wolfville so we made sure to stop there. We picked up some cheese curds, sandwiches, fruit, and granola bars.
The next stop was to the LookOff to view the beautiful valley. I absolutely love this view (and the Valley). It's the part of Nova Scotia that reminds me the most of Ontario. The best part is driving and through and smelling the produce in the air; cauliflower or maybe cabbage..?? I couldn't really tell but it smelled really good.
We arrived at Blomidon at low tide (as planned) and walked through the mud. We did some exploring and found some hermit crabs among other things.
In the parking lot behind the car we found another little snack - blackberries! We got a pretty good handful. Always refreshing..
We didn't just find wild blackberries though, we also found several apples (or crab apples) scattered in the basin. I love that so many fruits are just growing wild everywhere.
After our little visit to Blomidon we continued on and went to Scot's Bay for a hike to Cape Split.
Cape Split is a very popular due to the spectacular view at the end of it. Other than the Peggy's Cove lighthouse I believe that the pictures taken on this trail are the most famous views that people take pictures of in Nova Scotia when visiting.
The total trip is 16km (8km each way). We walked it with our daughter and it took us 2 hours (lots of uphill) to get there and 1 1/2 hours to come back (lots of downhill).
Is it worth the walk? Hell ya! The view is absolutely amazing. It's not something that a picture can even come close to showing the grandeur of it all. Just trust me, you have to go see for yourself. We were there at mid-tide or so.
What you see on the other side of the water is New Brunswick. Pretty cool, eh?
Although we had snacks with us for our hike we were absolutely starving afterwards. To satisfy our hunger we made a stop for some ice cream at "R" Back Porch, a cute little spot located in the back of a house. What a great idea!
I can't wait to go back and do the hike again. I bet the view is incredible in the Fall. I have a few friends who like to hike. I bet I'll be taking them there when they come and see me for a visit.