The day after Christmas and many of us are out for a walk. I remember this phenomenon since I was a child; a true if unacknowledged Canadian tradition. After being cooped up inside with so many people and excitement, and eating and drinking too much, on December 26 we feel the need to get fresh air and exercise and maybe some solitude. I remember doing this in Alberta at minus 30 degrees, so our local maritime temperature of plus 8 degrees is much pleasanter.
|Where Chickadee Lake meets the shore|
|The Chickadee Lake trail|
|The boardwalk over the adjoining marsh|
|An ant hill with deer footprints|
|An old cedar rail fence|
|Memorial bench for Marilyn's mother|