Another sunny weekend, another opportunity for a hiking adventure!
If you’re as enchanted by coastal Nova Scotia as I am, then you definitely want to check out Duncan’s Cove. The terrain is rocky and uneven, the wind whips over the ocean and the waves echo against the rocks, and the whole experience feels salty and authentic.
I would classify this as a moderate to advanced hike due to the rocky, naturally uneven terrain. The first 30-60 minutes in are only moderately challenging but the trail increases in difficulty as you move along the shore. The benefit is that, if you’re feeling that the difficulty is beyond your capacity, you can decide whether or not to proceed knowing that the ups and downs only get steeper.
That being said, it’s an easy hike for pushing yourself because each peak presents a vista more beautiful than the one before it.
So many beautiful wildflowers appear in juxtaposition with the severe drops and sharp, angled rocks. I think these might be wild irises. I went on a hot day and made the mistake of leaving my water bottle behind. Don’t live like me! Remember to take into consideration the glare off the water, use sunscreen, and know that there’s no cell service in case of emergency so hike with care.