At the Purcari Winery in the village of Purcari, Moldova. Photo taken December 7, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Tiraspol, Transnistria...the country that doesn't exist.

Where are they going next? Northern Moldova. Arrive December 11th.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Walk around Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia

Beautiful fall day yesterday, with the temperature reaching 22C (73F). That's pretty warm for a mid October day in this part of the world! Ruth and daughter Lindsey took grandson Cameron to daycare in the morning, and I went for a fast paced 5 km (3 mile) walk.

I did stop for a few photos though. Like I've said, this is a pretty area. There are a lot of pretty areas in Nova Scotia!

Near Wallbrook, N.S.

The United Church in Wallbrook.

I came across a young snapping turtle at the side of the road. He was about 8 inches long. These nasty turtles can grow to 45 lbs and can take off your finger with one bite. This one was young, but I still didn't get too close to him!

Sharp claws!

The Gaspereau River.

Just relaxed in the afternoon and Justin's father came over for dinner. Today, we're going for a hike to a waterfall. Nice out so far, but supposed to rain this afternoon.

Lindsey, Sadie, and Cameron.

16 comments:

  1. Gotta love these great fall temperatures hope they hold up for a while.

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    1. We are keeping our fingers crossed that they will.

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  2. That header photo is so pretty. What a lovely area they live in. Happy to see you enjoying your family. Grace

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    1. It is a very photogenic area and we hope to show you a lot more of it.

      We are loving the fact that we are spending time with Lindsey and her family.

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  3. Take advantage of these great fall days, there aren't too many of them left. Of course, you won't be around to notice very soon. :c)

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    1. Hopefully they last long enough for us to enjoy our visit here before moving on. :)

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  4. Howdy R&K,
    Those pics are soooooo good and taken at a fast-paced walk, THAT'S GREAT, KEVIN !!!! Cameron sure does like having a baby sister, NOW !!! Wait until she can walk and 'bug' him...
    Hope the inclement weather holds off for a few more days and lets y'all have a few more HAPPY DAYS...

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    1. Cameron loves his little baby sister and he loves helping Mommy look after her.

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  5. Gorgeous country, Kevin. Nice family too!

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  6. when we had our pond a snapper decided to make it its home. well we had fish and had other ideas. sam wound up shooting it, it was huge. in general I like to leave nature alone, but the fish couldnt get away being in an enclosed area.

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    1. That and the fact that you wouldn't want it to get near any of grandchildren, they can be pretty vicious!

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  7. Kevin, forgot to mention, I met a couple at Bryce Canyon National Park from Saskatchewan who live on a lake north of Sturgeon Lake (sorry, I forgot the name); but I told them about you and Ruth and your summer adventure there. They're visiting National Parks on their way to winter in Palm Springs - said this is their 16th year!

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    1. Perhaps they will stop by and visit us next summer if we are back up in Saskatchewan.

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  8. Such a beautiful part of the country. We're enjoying lovely fall weather here on the west coast, too. But it is chilly until the sun comes up. Unfortunately it's foggy today.

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    1. Happy to hear that you are having great weather out west. We never mind if it is cool or even cold at night as long as it's warm and sunny during the day. Hope it keeps up for you!

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