Biking, beach combing & blueberry fields

The Confederation Trail runs through Souris and passes right near our home. This trail used to be a railway track but is now a multi-use trail for hikers, bicyclists and even snow mobiles when winter is here. I’ve only explored a tiny piece of the trail so far, on my bike, and I’m eager to explore more. One of the things I like about the trail is that in places it gives you a top-down view into the forest:

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This is the bicycle I got last month, it’s a secondhand and I still need to install some parts to make it more comfortable; right now it doesn’t feel anything like the bikes I used to ride in Holland:

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Another thing I’m enjoying more and more is beach combing. I regularly come across beach glass and driftwood and I bring it all home, collecting it for some future project. Here’s a nice aqua-coloured piece I found the other day:

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After I finished combing the beach shown above I set out on a walk into the blueberry fields. Unlike in Newfoundland where blueberries grow along the trail and are free to pick, the blueberries here are a commercial crop grown in fields, so they actually belong to someone.

Even though it’s now November and the blueberries are long gone, the fields themselves remain quite irresistible with their bright orange and red fall colours:

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Categories:

Beaches, Fields, Forests

4 Comments

This is too cool! I moved to St. John’s, Newfoundland, to do my M.A. degree at MUN in September of 2015. My friends and I like to hike and since I’ve been here I’ve been drawing on your Newfoundsander blog for info about the ECT. It’s been really helpful – we especially appreciated your guide to getting to the Spout and your berry picking guide. And now you’ve moved to Souris – my tiny hometown! What a small world. Maybe I’ll see you around town when I’m home for Christmas this year.

Thank you, so far every PEI beach I’ve seen is a sandy beach, which is nice but I do hope to find some rocky beaches one of these days 🙂

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