Smuggler Cove Hike

Smuggler Cove is a short hike through a provincial park, about ten minutes away from us. Peter and I hiked through the park about two years ago and went back again on Saturday to enjoy a gorgeous day of sunshine.

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The path starts out rough but groomed with boardwalks taking you across the marshy sections.

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Why is the area so marshy? You can see trees, now dead, that grew before the water was there. There hasn’t been a flood recently…

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The culprit:

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We saw further evidence of beavers at work.

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We lingered outside their home but our industrious national animal was not spotted.

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After the marsh ends, the path became rockier as it took us closer to the ocean’s edge.

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The Arbutus trees lean toward the sea as they shed their skin.

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Spring is arriving in a thousand tiny ways.

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