Escaping a hot and sticky summer

When summers are as hot as this, with mosquitos everywhere and frequent heat warnings that tell you to avoid exercise outside, you’ll forgive me when I say I prefer hiking in the spring, fall, and even winter. These past weeks the temperature has frequently soared close to 40° Celsius on the humidex scale, that’s to say the actual temperature is closer to 30° but the humidity makes it practically unbearable, unless you have air conditioning in your home.

Our home does not have air conditioning, but our car does, so on weekends we sometimes escape the heat by going for long drives. This past weekend Marije and I visited the North Cape near Norway, a small town on the west side of Prince Edward Island:

The Black Marsh Nature Trail to the North Cape is apparently the only area on the island where bakeapples grow:

There were pitcher plants in this marsh too, so the whole thing reminded me a little bit of Newfoundland. 🙂



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