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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Kejimkujik, Volume 2

I got home on Sunday night, but later than I planned so I was too tired last night for blogging. I did have a good trip, but I didn't get as many pictures this time.

It was foggy coming into Digby on Friday.

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My Sis, Brother-In-Law and the pooch picked me up at the terminal and we headed straight for Kejimkujik.

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It was hot and sunny - too hot really - when we arrived. We thought our site looked small, but it was very private so we decided to go ahead and set up. It turned out to be a great spot - you really had to look to see other sites around us.

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We were all pretty worn out from the heat by the time we got set up.

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After a break, we headed down to the beach for a swim. The water was so warm, and it was just what we needed. After our swim we headed back to our site for supper.

Brother-In-Law had bought Buffalo burgers. None of us had ever tried them before. As it turns out, Sis & I didn't like them at all. We did try, but we really weren't enjoying them. So BIL & Pooch had extra burgers while Sis & I ended up having sausages.

Sis did have a nice surprise for me though; she brought cherries from the trees at home.

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Later on, we had visitors. One of my cousins who now lives in Toronto brought his wife down to tour around Nova Scotia. They came and got a campsite for the night. It's been quite a few years since we've had a chance to visit.

We took our cousin's wife for a walk around the park. Then we stayed up late, sitting around the fire and talking. After our late night, we were late having breakfast on Saturday morning. We did have a visitor during our late breakfast though - we could hear him pecking away above our heads.

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After a leisurely breakfast and some more talking, we went back to the beach for more swimming. We saw about a dozen loons on the lake while we were down there. Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera. Nor did I have it later when my sister and I were walking to the showers and a deer crossed the road right in front of us. It paused part way across, looked us in the face, then continued on it's way.

After swimming, my cousin and his wife took off to go visit with his parents. Sis & I had a snack and tried to convince ourselves we should go for a walk, but we were feeling pretty lazy. So we ended up just relaxing at the site for the rest of the day and having a late supper. Then spent the rest of the night sitting around the campfire.

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All in all it was a relaxing trip. Unfortunately, it took us a bit longer than anticipated to get packed up and on the road on Sunday morning. So I missed the 1:00 ferry to Saint John (just by a hair). We ended up hanging around Digby for the afternoon. We kept ourselves entertained, but it meant it was after midnight when I got home Sunday night and I had to get up and go to work in the morning. I was tired.

But, I had a good night's sleep last night and I'm feeling better.

11 comments:

MizFit said...

HOW FUN.

really.

I need to get out more as I initially had no idea where Kejimkujik even was.

*sigh*

Miz.

JavaChick said...

My dear Miz, don't you live in Texas or some far-away land like that? Would never have expected you to know where Kejimkujik is! It is a really nice park though - if you are ever in the area and want to camp, it is the place to go.

Erin said...

I love the campfire picture. Those cherries are so beautiful, they don't even look real!

candlerun (htabby) said...

What a beautiful trip! It sounds like you had a great time...

Sagan Morrow said...

Sounds like a super time. And great photos! I like woodpeckers.

JavaChick said...

Erin - Yes, the cherries were so pretty I couldn't resist a photos. I thought the leaves were a nice touch.

JavaChick said...

htabby - it was a great weekend. Completely different from the last trip, yet extremely enjoyable. Funny how camping can be like that.

Sagan - Woodpeckers are neat, aren't they? Don't often get to see them, but this one did not seem too concerned by his audience.

the Bag Lady said...

Oh, that looks like such a great time......
I'm hoping we'll get a chance to go camping after we finish haying, but hubby will probably have to go straight back to work. Sigh.

JavaChick said...

Bag Lady - I hope you manage to get in a camping trip! Summer goes by so fast, you need to take a little time to enjoy it.

Crystal said...

sounds like you had a great time. looks like a real fun place to hang out for a few days-i love wooded areas.

Cai said...

Well written article.