I never feel like a visit to Nova Scotia is complete without making at least one circuit around Gaff Point. The hike itself is relatively a short one (less than 3 miles) even counting the walk along the length of Hirtle's Beach to get to the trail head. Still, we have taken as long as 11+ hours to walk its course as new photographic opportunities seem to present themselves with practically every step. Though that is certainly an extreme, we at least usually schedule it as a full day experience.
That said, circumstances are not always conducive to desire. We had friends in from Montreal and Veronica was trying to accommodate everyone's sightseeing needs. So our Gaff Point trek had to be parred down to a mere 3+ hrs. What's more, we didn't have the early start i like to have, usually trying to arrive on the beach as close to sunrise as possible. So much of this hike took place with the sun high in the sky, depriving me of the nice long shadows i like to work into these rock and landscape shots.
So, now that i am done making whiney excuses, here's a collection of shots from the day. Despite the less than perfect circumstances i still think i came away with a few good images to add to my catalog of Gaff Point photographs. What is it that the old Rolling Stone's song says? You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you need...
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