Hi there! Happy Monday to ya! Hope you had a great weekend :)
How about we start off the week with a bonus hike? Late last Thursday Joy texted me and asked if I wanted to hike early Friday morning. I said, "How early?" with great suspicion. She said, "I'll be there by 7 at the latest". Ok, I can do that!
True to her word, Joy and Bob arrived before 7. I was ready and eager to get started so off we went. We stayed on island and headed down to Caspersen beach once again to finish the hike we started recently. . We had heard rumours that there was a Ferry Landing at the end of the Caspersen Beach trail but we didn't see it last time. What the heck? That must mean that we didn't actually get to the finish line last time, dang it. This time Joy and I were determined to go all the way too the end.
Because we were starting a little earlier than usual, that early morning light was mighty fine and we found lovely dewdropy things to take pictures of:
And loads of birds. Not just making a racket in the trees either. We were able to capture far more birdie photos than usual. Even me! I guess they hide in the greenery of the trees later when it's hotter not just to hide from us, but also the heat of the day. Who knew?
We found wonderful little tunnels and peep holes through the forest that we never noticed before. Magical, mysterious and so much fun to discover new things around every turn.
I mentioned the light. I feel that the best photography light of the day is either early morning or late evening. It is not unusual for me to get out there to take advantage of the late day light, but early morning? Nah, that's normally when I am knocking out my daily list of gotta-do's. What a treat to enjoy the morning light for a change.
Creatures great and small? You bet:
Flowers and other random stuff? You bet:
The big question is, did we achieve our goal. Did we find it? Did we walk all the way to the South Venice Ferry? We did! Yay Us! It was the funniest thing to see too. Walking along the trail, taking photos and chatting softly about this and that, pointing out photo worthy things to each other and then through the trees, we saw yet another trail. That, in itself was nothing new, There are loads of off-shoot trails along the way. But this one looked different. So we dived down into the tunnel through the trees and in short order we saw a small wooden dock. I said, "I think this is the ferry landing". And sure enough it was! Yay, we did it! Kind of an unexpected place for a ferry landing to be sure but that's exactly what it is. Turns out the ferry (that one pontoon boat) runs every day (except Wednesday) on the half hour beginning at 9:30 am.
It was yet another great hike! And goal achieved! Woohoo!
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.