Recently, my friend Lois came up for lunch and then we went for a walk at Mactaquac Provincial Park. We parked in the parking lot by the highway and walked in the road to the trail around the beaver ponds. The whole road is groomed for snowmobilers and is the main 'highway' across country to Nackawic and beyond. It was easy walking as it's nice and packed down.
One of the beaver ponds.
An open spot in the ice. See the turquoise pipe on the left? There is water flowing up and out of it. I'm not sure why or how.
I bought a 'hood' for my lens and this is what happened with this photo. It was on for the other photos prior to this and didn't do this. Can someone explain why this happened? Maybe because it was a closer up shot. We took this trail into the woods. In the summer it is wheelchair accessible as it's level and compacted with fine crushed rock.
My good friend, Lois.
Would you like to have a seat?
You can see that many people have been on the trail lately and most recently a sled or toboggan has been pulled on it.
The trail comes out at the edge of the beaver pond which can be crossed on this footbridge.
Me, all bundled up in my down parka, hoodie and toque.
It was pretty in the woods with the sun filtering through the trees and not as cold as out in the open with the wind blowing.
The beavers have been busy gnawing away at this huge tree. To see the perspective, the smaller trees are probably about 6 inches in diameter. They've gnawed well into the trunk and if the wind doesn't take it down before spring they will probably be back in the summer to finish it off.
I'll be back with some pictures of another tree the beavers tackled.
I hope you are having a great week!