Happy New Year!
Michael and I started the first day of 2021 with lots of fresh air, great conversation and the joy of being outside as we hiked 6.5km to Cape Split!
The Drive – Blomidon Look-off
Our drive to Cape Split took us through the historic Acadian Wellington Dyke then up along the North Mountain with the Blomidon Look-off. This look-off has a fantastic view of five counties within Annapolis Valley.
Google Map View of Cape Split
This trail’s unique ending is a cliff point, with a harsh drop-off and “split” of rock beyond the point. I’ve included two screen shots from Google Maps – to show the unique location of this hike.
Pictures Along the Trail
The 6.5km trail is a moderately easy hike, but it is long. Upon reaching the end point, it is recommended to keep dogs on their leash, as dogs have gone over the cliff’s edge and died.
The panoramic picture below is your first view of Cape Split. From this location, there are fantastic views of The Bay of Fundy and the Minus Basin.
It was exceptionally windy this day, and very cold. We stood for a few minutes, took in the view, then turned around to make our way back to the trail head.
Bahrain’s “Tree of Life” & Cape Split’s “Tree of Life”
Along the trail is a crazy tree that reminded us of the Tree of Life, in Bahrain. Bahrain’s Tree of Life is a Prosopis cineraria tree, dated to be over 400 years old and located in the Arabian Desert. This ancient and mythical tree’s matrix of sprawling branches is very similar to the crazy tree along Cape Split’s trail.
We decided to call this unique tree along Cape Split’s trail after the Tree of Life in Bahrain!
4 Hours Later
Micheal and I hiked a total of 13km. We were happy and that relaxed tired you feel after a great day of outdoor physical activity!
I hope your 2021 is filled with lots of laughter, love, adventure and joy!!!!
Let this be the best year yet!