Yesterday Eddie and I spent the whole afternoon hiking a small trail to the Delaps Cove Waterfall. It’s only about a 40 minute drive from us. The trail itself is just a small 2.2 km hike but it was kind of hard going because a lot of the trail was very muddy and we only had sneakers. At one point I sunk past my ankles ruining my sneakers and muddying my jeans and getting soaked in the process but it was still a lot of fun. The image above is the bottom of the waterfall. It’s a good size waterfall for Nova Scotia and with all the rain we have been getting the last few days it sure didn’t disappoint! So that is one waterfall down from my 2019 Bucket List.
Here is the whole waterfall in all it’s glory. You can see the platform at the top of that waterfall. I was thinking no way in hell! I apologize for the quality of the images. I was trying to play around with the settings on the above two photos to get that fluid look to the water. Being an overcast cool day and with the ground still looking like winter the images were a little dreary but I edited them a little to bring out what I could in colours. I have come to the conclusion though that I need to read up more on photography and how to use my camera especially as some of the images ended up really washed out and unusable.
Once we got around the other side I was feeling a bit adventurous and decided to get on the platform and take a picture looking down. I am absolutely terrified of heights and couldn’t look other than into the camera but I did it! Eddie said no way. You actually have to jump part of the brook to get to the platform there is a bit of a gap and if you are not careful you’ll get wet. You don’t have to worry about falling in and over really as there is no way, though it’s hard not to imagine it
The brook was so peaceful upstream and I wanted to play around a bit more with the camera settings. I love how the above picture turned out. I so badly wanted to put my hand in the stream to feel the coldness but it was hard to do as it was deep in areas and running fast and if you fell in it could mean trouble so we didn’t try. My balance is really off still so I wasn’t going to attempt it.
On the way, we stopped to try and get some geocaches but we had no luck (missing or just couldn’t get to them) so we took a few more pictures. Most of them I wasn’t overly happy with but this one I liked. I apparently need to clean my camera as well. I’m hoping to find someone local who can do it as I am scared to damage it.
There were a few fishing boats out on the water. There are lobster traps probably around the buoys in the picture above. This was my favourite picture I got of any of the boats. Overall we had a ton of fun and plan in the next few days (maybe even tonight) to go back to Point Prim Lighthouse to try and photograph the sunset. It’s supposed to rain a lot the next few days so I’m not sure when exactly but I am hoping soon. I am going to see if I can find some tutorials first on sunset/sunrise photography.
We finished up the day with a campfire in our backyard and some hot dogs and s’mores over the fire. I didn’t get any pictures as I was too cold it was only about 2°C and a cold wind. I gave up after about an hour and went inside. I was sitting out there with my sweats, winter boots, winter jacket, hoodie and a fleece campfire blanket with sleeves my mom made each of us. I am really loving living here! Such a slower pace than the city. We can take the time to go out and do things that we love.