Pockwock Falls & Halifax Public Gardens

Edward and I hiked early this afternoon to Pockwock Falls and then went to lunch at Vernon’s Thunderbird Diner and ended the afternoon at the Halifax Public Gardens. This was my plan since last weekend. With the exception of Vernon’s Thunderbird Diner which was sort of a spur of the moment thing. I already have next weekend planned as well, the Chester Connection Trail and a walk through the Town of Chester. I am excited to walk the Chester Connection Trail again. I used to walk it a lot when I lived in Chester a few years ago. The featured image above was from the Halifax Public Gardens. I have to work a little more on my focus and lighting but I really am enjoying macro photography the most.

This is pretty much the only photo I got of the Pockwock Falls and it is not the best photo because I was literally on a small rocky cliff over the water that was all mossy and wet and so full of bugs that I had a hard time standing still as I was getting eaten alive. It was a bit of a boring walk to the falls but it was down a road called Camptown Road which is part of the Old Annapolis Road. According to Wikipedia:

Work began in 1784 and was resumed in 1816 as a military settlement plan for Napoleonic War veterans. Known various times as the Annapolis Military Road, the Dalhousie Road and the Kempt Road, it led to some successful settlements but was never completed and was abandoned in 1829.

It just looks like a trail now but you can almost imagine the horse and buggy’s traveling to Annapolis on it! It was a bit of a boring but quick walk down only about 30 minutes. Then another 5-10 minutes following the river upstream to the waterfall. It was just before an old coach bridge. When we stepped off the path to go into the woods it was muddy and I just about lost my sneaker in the mud and went right over my ankle in the mud but it was worth it We are going to have to go back before the summer is out, covered in insect repellent and hike the other side as you can get to the top of the waterfall.

After this about 2:30 pm we headed for Vernon’s Thunderbird Diner and I am sorry to say that once again I did not think to take any pictures there, not even with my camera. The food was pretty good, no the best I have had at a diner but by far not the worst either. I had the classic burger and fries and a chocolate milkshake and Edward had a monarch cheeseburger and fries and a coffee and we shared potato skins.

After that about 3:30 or 4 pm we headed back into Halifax to the Halifax Public Gardens for a nice stroll through the gardens. I got a lot more pictures at the Public Gardens. I will admit I do not know the names of most of the flowers with the exception of the tulips. Maybe Susanne might. I am hoping Here are a few of the nicer ones I took.

There are a few more as well. If you would like to see the rest you can see them here. I am pretty satisfied with how most of them turned out. There is even more then what is in the gallery as well. I just didn’t get them all edited in Lightroom. I just tackled my favorites. All in all it was a wonderful weekend.

Yesterday we changed the tires over to all season ones on our car. We had 3 good tires and one passable one so we put them all on without having to buy any yet. This year we will need to get 2 new winters and next year 2 new all seasons. We had another piece of metal in one tire though and had to have it plugged We also worked in the backyard with my Dad, well Eddie more then me. There wasn’t much I could do really. They are pretty close I think to being able to get the pool up. I can’t wait! I love to swim Friday we went to the Casino Nova Scotia for my Dad’s 66th Birthday. It was nice to have today off. My next long weekend is the weekend of June 10th, Mom’s Birthday. I always have the Friday & Saturday off and I took the Sunday as well and as well as Sunday June 27th I believe. I know I have 2 Sundays in June.

Oh and I did a new theme. I used the Underscores starter theme and designed it myself. I still need to tweak a few things like the comments layout and there is no search which I want to add it somehow. I will figure that out at some point this week. I am going to keep using Underscores I think. I like it. There is a lot you can do with it and it saves from making everything from scratch, it is mostly just adding CSS and changing a few things or adding a few things. It’s a simple theme but I like it.

Well that was my weekend in a nutshell. How was yours?

 

 

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