Further Explorations

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I keep meaning to try and see as much of the Island as possible before the summer crowds come back. The population here in the winter is in the mid 800s – this balloons to 3000 during the summer (both summer residents and tourists included).

This map shows you the various routes through Roosevelt Park – be prepared, they orient the map to fit a piece of paper so West is up. Today Jamie and I headed up Glensevern Road.

The Roosevelts would have taken a horse drawn carriage.

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We made it about as far as the tip of the kayak in Herring Cove. This is good because we found the end of the rocky beach we can use when the Provincial Park is open and dogs aren’t allowed on the sand.

We also found shotgun shells.   sigh

Hunting is the aspect of this place that makes me uncomfortable. I’ve met one man who lost a dog to a snare and it’s something that I do worry about.

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Just short of the water we found this place. I don’t know what it’s called but it has a small parking lot and a boardwalk that takes you through the woods.

There’s a sign at the gate that hunting is allowed ONLY by permission and registration. So if there’s nobody else there I think we’re safe. What a cool place for a walk at sunrise!

Every 30 meters or so there’s a bench and every 10 meters there’s a metal stanchion with a wooden platform on top. I don’t know what they use them for – maybe solar lights or signs or bird feeders. I guess we’ll find out later in the year.

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I don’t know how long the path along the various boardwalks are – we turned back and looped around after about 15 min. For two reasons.

One, Jamie explained that she’s old and has short legs and had not signed up for this apparent marathon.

Two, I realized I had forgotten my cell phone. There was a time before these phones when that wouldn’t be an issue. Now, though, I have to be responsible and imagine “what if” something went wrong. Not that it will.

Just so you know – there are a few moose here. I really want to see one and I figure this is as good a place as any to try.  Even if I have to carry Jamie. 🙂

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