Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Sunday adventure with Sybil & Wendy – Part 1, Polly’s Cove

On Friday, I read a blog post about Polly’s Cove and decided I needed to add it to my list of places to check out. On Saturday, Scotian Hiker posted that he was leading a hike to Polly’s Cove on Sunday. How could I not go!? I messaged my adventure buddy Sybil to see if she wanted to go to go, and she was in :-)

Polly’s Cove is just a couple of kilometers up the road from the more popular Peggy’s Cove. In fact, you can see the lighthouse and village from Polly’s Cove…

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I have no idea why Polly’s Cove is called Polly’s Cove. I know Peggy’s Cove is named after a lady named…. Margaret.

The terrain at Polly’s Cove reminds me of the High Head Trail, which I hiked with Sybil and my other adventure buddy Sara last year. Except it’s more rugged and there was more climbing involved.

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OK, I didn’t actually do this rock climbing, but there were a couple of times when a helping hand from Scotian Hiker got me up or down a rock. He’s very nimble, see? :-)

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Lots of rock everywhere you look!

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Tiny climbers…


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Some cool trees…

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Sybil, don’t get squashed!

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Lunch break!

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We were all curious about this concrete foundation near the beginning of the trail..

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I did some Googling after I got home, and came across this: The structure is actually the foundation of a small radar station from years passed. There's some metal pieces in nearby rocks which were apparently used to mount a satellite or two, according to my father who moved out here in the late 50's - early 60's. Edit: Asked my father, it was not active when he moved out here. His uncle (also from the area) informed him that it was last used during the time of WWII.

I normally get annoyed when people deface nature, but I do love this graffiti on the foundation…

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Not sure if she’s holding up the rock or if the rock is holding her up!


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Sybil and Wendy…

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Bye from Polly’s Cove!

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To check out more pictures and Sybil’s take on our hike, click here.

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  1. Wonderful post Kelly. Wendy looks embarrassed at me taking pic through the "eye" on the rock.

    Guess I should get off my lazy arse and write MY version of our adventure!

    It was fun, wasn't it !

    1. Yep, lots of fun! :-) I love the picture of you looking through the eye on the rock with Wendy :-) And yes, get writing!

  2. beautiful photos, but it looks above my skill level for hiking!