With over 7,000 kilometers of coastline, thousands of lakes and streams and countless acres of wilderness areas, the possibilities oftentimes seem endless. And the beauty of it all is that most of the things I want to do can be found only an hour or two from my home.
On the weekend of August 14, as example, I spent Friday and Saturday nights camping with my two grown sons, their partners and two grand children in a provincial park on the shores of the Bay of Fundy.
On Saturday, I photographed over 1,100 runners of all ages and all shapes and sizes, including my family, as they ran and walked through mud, sand, rock and tidal pools left by the receding Fundy tides on the annual 'Not Since Moses' race.
That afternoon, we hiked a woodland trail to a hidden waterfall where we were the only ones enjoying the tranquility and a swim in the clear, but admittedly chilly pool beneath the falls.
In the evening, after an outdoor meal prepared with fresh food from a nearby farm market, we watched the sun slip out of sight behind the red sandstone cliffs of the Bay of Fundy. An hour later, we were treated to the sight of a meteor shower in the clear black sky, well away from the pollution of city lights.
To paraphrase a currently popular TV commercial:
Camping Fee: $22.00
Have a look at these photos and you be the judge.
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