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Friday, 23 August 2019

From the heights

On a recent outing, my husband and I went to Strathgartney Provincial Park. This is a day use park which is well maintained, sitting among the Bonshaw Hills. It offers a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside.





Prince Edward Island is like a sandbar in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and doesn’t have mountain vistas. The highest point on the island is a mere 140 meters or 459 feet. The view from the hill in Strathgartney is a rare treat.


We had a picnic in the park and walked its perimeter. 





The park sits alongside the trails of the south side of the Bonshaw Hills so we took the golden grand-dog, Georgie for a walk on one of the trails we had yet to explore.


The Woods Road trail was wider than most of the trails in this area but grown in over the years. 





The trail heads up hill initially, then down to the point where it is joins another trail along the West River. We walked downhill along the other trail, then returned the way we came. 





The trek back to the Woods Road was quite steep and challenging but we managed it without too much problem. Georgie loved it but she wasn’t as spry going back as she had been initially.





We will return to this park in the autumn to view the surrounding countryside in its autumn glory.







24 comments:

DJan said...

It's a beautiful place, and I look forward to seeing it in its autumn finery. :-)

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Gorgeous views and a nice walk. Georgie must have been a happy dog. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend!

Linda said...

Morning Marie.....Have you and your man always been into nature or is this something you picked up after retirement? It's great that you both enjoy the out of doors so much. Great photos.

Tabor said...

Funny how dogs do not know how to pace themselves.

Laurel Wood said...

Beautiful!

Andrea said...

Beautiful photos! Your header photo can make a postcard. I love the sheared alpacas (previous post) and the honey building. And the quaint church....that is the type I'd love to go to. Andrea

Ruth Hiebert said...

Looks like a beautiful spot. I am waiting to see those fall pictures from there.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a vista!

Angela said...

The dog seems happy to be able to run free. A lovely place indeed. Great photos Marie!Have a wonderful weekend.

photowannabe said...

What a gorgeous place to walk and see the sights.
The Island has always been on my bucket list...
Wishful thinking...

Debbie said...

wow, it is lovely there, you captured some really beautiful areas. it should be gorgeous come the fall!!

Elephant's Child said...

I am so grateful that you take us along.

William Kendall said...

Wonderful views, and Georgie seems to approve!

Joanne Noragon said...

Parks are four seasons of beauty.

Rose said...

It is a beautiful park...I would want to go back there as often as I could.

Catarina said...

Spending time in nature makes us happier and, consequently, healthier.

Anvilcloud said...

We are having autumn-like weather right now. Temporarily, of course, but it is approaching rapidly.

Shammickite said...

Oh look! A hill!!!!!
Looks like a great place to walk and of course, it's always fun with Georgie. I have had TessaDog all week so have gone for lots of doggy walks.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Georgie is a lucky dog Marie, so many beautiful walks. Can't wait to see this walk in Autumn too. We are only a week away from spring here in Australia 🌸

bill burke said...

Glad Georgie gave her approval for this great trail walk. :) It will look magnificent in the fall with all the foliage.

Mage said...

:)

Sandy said...

Looks like a great day. Such a nice park and your hike sounds fun. I think you're right returning for fall color should be fabulous.

baili said...

gorgeous park Marie :)

i bet in fall you it will cast spell on your eyes

Barbara said...

Beautiful. I know how Georgie feels. I'm on the second floor so I take the stairs a lot. Some days I run up them, others I pull myself up by the handrail. Haha.