Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Making Quite a Splash

Egypt Falls
Cape Breton, NS

One crisp, clear fall day,
when I was asked if I would rather sew or go on an adventure,
I'm so glad I chose the adventure!

Although it was a long ride,
we headed off to a mystery destination.
I brought along a book, which I read as we traveled,
looking up and around every few minutes.
Much to my delight, as we passed a farmers field, 
I counted 8 Bald Eagles, so we stopped.,
and counted 48 more!
And as we scanned the trees beyond,
there were even more!  If there weren't 75 Bald Eagles, there wasn't one!
Pictures?  Hmmmm, they were awfully far away.
Too far away for MY camera.

We drove and drove and drove,
until we came to this little path off a dirt road in the Margaree Valley.

The trail was steep, blanketed with wet beech leaves,
and for fear of falling, I hung on to the trees all the way.

Only a half mile trek, it felt like forever...
...until I spotted this through the trees....

As the trail became steeper,
 I was relieved to see that someone had
strategically strung a rope
allowing one  
to hang onto for dear life
in order to descend safely to the bottom.

And OH! My gosh,

The falls feed into this brook.

(I must apologize for the darkened pictures,
as my camera is dying a slow death.
Attempts to lighten them obliterate the deep blue sky
that we enjoyed that day.)

(I wish I knew how to imbed a video.)

If I thought going down was difficult,
you should have seen this old lady on the climb back up!!
But it was worth every moment of discomfort,
believe me!!


Sylvia K said...

What an incredible place! And the waterfalls are breathtaking! Terrific captures for the day and aren't you glad you chose to go!!! Hope your new year is off to a great start! It does look like it!


Gemma Wiseman said...

Enjoyed this journey! And those falls are an exquisite display of water in action!

Rambling Woods said...

Karen..upload the video clip to U-Tube and then you can take the link and embed it in your blog...I enjoyed the photos...Michelle

chubskulit said...

Simply beautiful!

My watery Wednesday , happy new year of the dragon.

hamilton said...

Definitely a treat worth hiking to!
I have a unipod which is actually more useful as a walking stick that I carry with me as well as my camera.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

What a spectacular scene you've shared with us. I can 'hear' the rush of the water over the edge.

A walk around OSO BAY

Ron @ *TOGBlog said...

Hi Karen,

Great Photos! :-)

What a Wonderful Watery Wednesday!

God bless you & have a nice day :-)


John said...

Wow, what an adventure Karen and then the waterfall. Brilliant and worth the slippery walk. I have a video of waterfall on my mobile and play it to relax..well done. And 48 Bald Eagles along the way..amazing and wonderful. John

walk2write said...

I like the dark aspect of the pictures. It provides a dangerous element to the story, as if your description of the treacherous descent wasn't enough to warn us:) Sounds like a new camera is on the 2012 wish list.

Mamabug said...

Such lovely waterfalls! They just speak peace and serenity.

EG Wow said...

What a lovely place to hike!