Monday, June 9, 2014

Weekend Wanderings!


I hope everyone got to enjoy the weekend. We had beautiful weather but hotter than I would have liked. On saturday I wanted to go for a shorter walk to a new area. It said 3 miles, but I wasn't thinking, that was for one side of the park, in one town, once you cross the bridge, you are on the other side which added another 3 miles. So, we walked over 6 miles and it was hot and the mosquitos were out in full force.

I had a map, so we headed to the bridge. What I didn't know was, we went on a different trail so we actually went in a different area and found a different bridge.



As you can see, the bridge had a long wooden walkway. That is because the area is swampy and swampy means mosquitos. I am glad I had bug spray with me.



After we walked up and down granite hills, we came out to the back side of the bridge we were looking for. The original bridge was used as a crossing to move granite to the next town. Then another was built and the floods carried it away. Hopefully the new metal bridge will last longer.



The views from the bridge were worth a rest stop. Rushing waters on one side, calm on the other. This is the river we paddle on, but a section we haven't been on, something for a future paddle.



I finally had my bearings for where we were on the map, so the next stop was a historic grave. The grave sits near the river and I found this grave from a revolutionary war veteran.



Our final destination was the overlook. A beautiful place for a lunch break. A place I will definitely go back to and hike on the other side of the trails which criss cross the river.



Sunday was another hot day but we had to finish the new door frame and walls, so we did some shopping for supplies and Bill got that started. While we waited for the dust to settle, I decided it was the perfect time to go for a paddle at our town harbor. The tide was high in the afternoon, so the best time to enjoy the coves.



We paddled up to the breakers and enjoyed the cool breezes and the water was warm enough to sit in and cool down.



We went into town and enjoyed people watching, or maybe they were watching us;) A perfect way to end the weekend.


17 comments:

paulette said...

WOW!! I loved the hike!! You live in an incredible corner of the world!!
P

Fiona said...

looks a wonderful day, view, history ... could do without the mozzies though....
Hugz

cucki said...

So beautiful xx

Julie Fukuda said...

Love it! (all but the mosquitoes)

Jacque. said...

Sounds like a great weekend for you! Great photos, too!

acorn hollow said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Was this your fist paddle of the year?
Cathy

Saundra said...

Such a beautiful hike and rowing adventure you had. As many calories as you burned in the exercise you could have eaten anything you wanted. Thanks for the 'ride along' with your photos.

Saundra

Mugwump Woolies said...

What a wonderful day!
Robyn

Raymond Homestead said...

Looks wonderful!

moosecraft said...

Beautiful location for a hike and a paddle! This past weekend was very warm... good thing you were near water!

Anna said...

Did your photos have sound? I could have swore that I could hear Mosquitos ! The historic grave is amazing...I love all things historic.

Rebecca in AK said...

You certainly wander in some wonderful places!! Great photos!

Melody said...

You live in such a beautiful part of the world. Mosquitoes are such horrid little creatures and they always seem to go for me first.

Melody said...

You live in such a beautiful part of the world. Mosquitoes are such horrid little creatures and they always seem to go for me first.

Melody said...

You live in such a beautiful part of the world. Mosquitoes are such horrid little creatures and they always seem to go for me first.

Merry Wind Farm said...

What a wonderful hike! Thanks so much for sharing the pictures.
Melinda

The Joy of Needlework said...

Love the photos and what a wonderful place to be able to see and hike. Lucky you. <3