We like to go on adventures. Not like mountain climbing or white water rafting or anything, but little adventures to new places to explore. We’ve found that there’s a lot to discover in our own backyard.
Now that spring has finally arrived (shhh, don’t tell winter or it might come back) we can resume our adventuring. You may or may not have heard about the flooding in New Brunswick. The Saint John River has been steadily rising since the end of April, with its banks overflowing and causing widespread damage to homes, closing roads and causing residents to evacuate. Thankfully, our home is not in the flood zone so we are safe and dry. But it’s just a two minute drive to the Oromocto River, which is also flooding. So we decided to go check out a nearby trail to see just how high it is.
It’s hard to tell from the photos, but the water is probably 15 to 20 feet high in some places. The trees are way below the trail on either side. There is a set of stairs that leads down to the beach, but the water has risen right to the top of the stairs. You can see that the water is up to the bottom of the bridge – that’s the highway!
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Along the way, the girls stopped being fascinated by the water and got distracted by other things. Rocks to bring home to paint (Grace made sure to place them carefully into her sister’s bike basket), a giant ant hill (ewwwwww), and the tunnel where we can hear our echo. That’s where I even got into a few shots with the girls.
But it was on our way back to the car when we found the coolest part of the adventure. Well, for the kids and daddy anyway.
You’ll have to scross down to see what I’m talking about. I got close enough to get a photo and then I was good haha.
I love our adventures. We never know what we’ll find or what we can learn. And it’s always an opportunity to make memories – and take pictures of course ;)
This year I have joined a group of photographers to document our days through blog posts on the 10th day of every month. We’ll each be posting 10 images that we took in the previous month. If you’d like to read all of the posts, click the link at the end of this post to continue the loop.
Follow along with the other talented photographers in the group, next up is the amazing Lisa R. Howeler. Make sure you give her and all the other ladies in our loop some love!
If you would like me to help you document your beautiful everyday, get in touch here