On Sunday June 10th Edward and I decided to go to the Salt Marsh Trail in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia for a walk. This is one of my favorite trails to walk on and is part of the Trans Canada Trail system which amazingly enough is 24,000 km, the longest recreational trail in the world! It extends into all 13 of our Provinces & Territories! I love walking this trail. It is a 9 km linear trail which means it never connects back with itself, it just goes from one point to another. We only walked about 1.5 to 2 km and then back again. It’s a pretty place to take pictures and enjoy forest and salt marshes. The salty air is refreshing and it’s a great place to see birds, go biking or walking. There are usually some pretty flowers, bushes and trees along the way.
We ended our walk about 1:30 pm and headed home to grab some laundry and head to my parents as it was my Mom’s birthday as well. We went out to my Aunt Ferne’s for cake and ice cream after supper. It was a nice end to the weekend. Usually I work Sunday’s but I have been using some vacation time throughout the spring and will be in the summer for some 3 day weekends before our week vacation in August and Quebec City and the St Lawrence River trip we will be taking.
Sadly after our walk when we got to Mom and Dad’s we found out that there was a huge forest fire on Bissett Rd and at the Salt Marsh Trail less then an hour after we left It started out on one side of the trail and jumped the road to the other side and then due to high winds by evening it was threatening over 100 houses with the mandatory evacuation of about 10 houses in the area and voluntary evacuation of the other 90 throughout the night into the next day. Finally late in the afternoon they had it about 80% under control and by bedtime 90-100% under control. The cause is unknown at this time but like most forest fires in the area it is likely man made due to a careless person throwing a cigarette or a bonfire, etc.