Delaps Cove

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.

10 thoughts on “Delaps Cove

  1. I can’t wait to get out and actually hike this summer. It’s always so much fun. I’m jealous of the waterfall, I really want to go see one of the local waterfalls – it’s been so long since I’ve even been to that area. Cleaning a camera is kind of scary at first, but as long as you have a good cleaning kit it’s not that bad at all. I had to clean mine not that long ago and found a random piece of blue thread inside the camera, still no idea how it got in there. It kept showing up in pictures.

    It’s awesome that you found me, even through my blog change! I know I lost touch with a lot of bloggers when I changed names, but honestly a few of them I needed to get away from.

    1. I’ve always enjoyed hiking and I love waterfalls. We have a lot here, most aren’t that big but they are still pretty anyway. I am going to need to buy a camera cleaning kit. I have small little spots that show in pictures and simply using the cleaning cloths that came with the camera aren’t getting them so I think maybe it’s inside somewhere. The mirrors scare me though. I know the feeling about getting away from some bloggers. I have had to do the same thing in the past. I’m glad though that I’ve never had any major issues. I’d just block people if I did I guess.

  2. I think your photos are absolutely beautiful! Yes, lack of colours around because it’s still winter-ish where you live, but you have good sharpness of the grass and trees around, and that’s good. When you visit waterfalls in the late spring or summer, your photos will be great.

    I also would love to be able to shoot sunset decently. I don’t know how people do it without having certain parts of the image underexposed. Some time I will try to go out before sunset, bring the tripod and see what I can do on longer exposure times.

    1. Thanks so much, Susanne! It was 22°c here today but very muggy and wet. We are getting double digits this week and lots of rain so hopefully, it’s green up a bit. I can’t wait to get some photos in PEI. I’ve been looking for some inspiration. We have a nice google map someone made with all the NS waterfalls but I can’t find a similar one for PEI.

      I don’t have a tripod but want to get one. I also want to look into some additional lenses for my camera. I just have the 18-55mm and 75mm-300mm ones that came with it. I want to look around locally as well as online to see if I can get some used equipment.

      1. Maybe look for a prime lense (no zoom) at maybe 12, 14 or 25 mm, prime lenses are usually faster and can go wider (lower number) in aperture so that you can shoot in lower light and also get a nice blurred background. I bought a 12 mm wide angle lens last autumn and it goes as low as f1.4 in aperture, it cost me a fortune but it’s extremely useful.

  3. Your photographs are beautiful! I love all of these, each has this draw about them that creates their own little world/perspective. Beautiful work! Seems like you guys had a pleasant day I love those days where you get to wander off and explore, especially nearby areas.

  4. Those photos look kind of like painting it’s amazing! Your making me want to dig out my camera, tripod, and len! There are some waterfalls where I live but nothing as beautiful and amazing like this one is.

    With the trails, it sucks because you can’t really tell how the ground is going to be until you start hiking, but at least with sneakers you can clean them easy, it just takes time for them to dry.

    Also, I didn’t know that cameras were suppose to be cleaned, I never cleaned mine lol.

    1. Thanks, Tiffany! I still have a lot to learn about my camera and photography in general but I love taking photos. I really need to get myself a tripod. We have some nice waterfalls, nothing super spectacular but pretty all the same.

      I need to get in the habit of always having my rain boots with me. I don’t mind muddy trails. This time though I did ruin my sneakers. I ordered a new pair online because no one sells Sketchers around here for a good price but I’ll keep these for hikes and stuff that might be muddy.

      DSLR’s should be cleaned occasionally I think. Mine has stuff in the pictures that look like dust or dirt and simply cleaning the lens doesn’t seem to work so I think I need to take it somewhere and get it cleaned. I just don’t know where.

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