A Story About A Girl

2019 Bucket List

I’m a little late starting this but better late then never right? I’ve decided to create a bucket list for 2019 of the things I want to do this year. I’m not going to break them down by category or anything and they are a bit random, but that’s okay. Here are 10 things I would like to do by the end of 2019.

1. Go on a road trip.
2. Hike 3 waterfalls.
3. Go beachcombing.
4. Create a piece of sea glass art.
5. Find 25 geocaches.
6. Walk or hike 15 km at once.
7. Learn to crochet.
8. Lose 20 lbs.
9. Go on the Bowl of Fundy.
10. Have $1500 still in our savings account at the end of the year. [...]  READ MORE

2018 Hiking Trails Bucket List

I decided to do a whole category and tag for bucket lists. I love lists So I decided to do up a bucket list of Hiking Trails I would like to do this spring/summer/fall season before the weather gets bad. I’m not including any that I have done up to today including Keji Seaside and Cape Split.

  1. Pockwock Falls Trail in the Pockwock Wilderness Area. This watershed is where Halifax get’s it’s water supply. It is 3 km easy trail with a 1-hour return trip.
  2. Bordon Brook Trail at Blomidon Provincial Park – 3.5 km moderate trail – it’s considered moderate because of staircases built into the trail. This wouldn’t likely be a problem for us as we have hiked the trails in Truro’s Victoria Park which have a lot of stairs up to the waterfalls. I am not a fan of heights but I did okay at Cape Split so I want to give it a try.
  3. Duncan’s Cove Trail, this trail is not so far from my parents place but I have never been there and would love to walk it. It’s 8 km round trip 3-4 hour hike on some moderate to difficult terrain. I know it is a harder trail but I would really like to attempt maybe half of it because apparently it is beautiful right from the beginning. We will maybe leave this to one of the last trails we do since it will be the hardest.
  4. Uniacke Estate Museum Park in Mount Uniack, Nova Scotia. This one I mentioned to Eddie on our way back from Cape Split the other day to Edward as we drove past it on the old road. It has 8 modern walking/hiking trails on the estate plus the museum and gardens.
  5. Spry Bay Trail in Taylor Head Provincial Park. There are 5 trails in this trail system ranging from easy to difficult. This one is somewhere in between. 4 km with 1.5 hour return time it has a variety of different terrain and habitats.
  6. Louisbourg Lighthouse Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia is a 2 km trail that is 1 hour return. I love lighthouses and would love to walk this walk this trail this year if we have time.
  7. Halls Harbour Falls in Halls Harbour, Nova Scotia is a small 250 meter trail on the beach ending with a really beautiful ocean waterfall. You have to do it when the tide is out as the beach is covered completely by the ocean when the tide is up.
  8. Ward Falls Trail near Parrsboro, Nova Scotia is another waterfall trail I would love to do. It is 6 km return trip to the falls. It has been closed the last two years as it is on private land and was in bad shape and washed out but the owners have fixed it up with new bridges and it is due to open sometime this spring or summer.
  9. Folly River Gorge Falls Trail in the Wentworth Valley.
  10. Burntcoat Head Ocean Floor Tour is a guided tour of the ocean floor in Burntcoat Head Park. I really want to do this tour and there happens to be one the day after my birthday this year that is $15 a person. It’s a hike that is 1-2 km and approximately 1.5 hours.

I hope to get them all done this year as I am planning to do one thing every weekend up until the fall and the weather is no longer nice enough to do it.

Spring/Summer 2018 Bucket List

I have created a list of 10 things I would really love to do this spring/summer aka “bucket list”. I have never done any of these and they are all things have been right here all along. And yes, a lot of them have to do with water. I love the water!

☐ Visit Atlantic Splash Adventure
☐ Go Inner Tubing on the Gaspereau River
☐ Take pictures at at least 5 Waterfalls in Nova Scotia
☐ Visit the Pier 21 Museum
☐ Do the Halifax Ghost Walk
☐ Go Mud Sliding on the Shubenacadie River
☐ Hike out to the end of Cape Split (12 km there and back)
☐ Stargaze in the UNESCO designated Dark Sky Preserve that is Kejimkujik National Park
☐ Take the Candlelight Graveyard Tour in Annapolis Royal
☐ Enjoy the Apple Blossum Festival in the Annapolis Valley

I think this is a decent sized list and most things on it are either free or fairly cheap and easy to get to. I am so excited for this summer! [...]