I went out for another little adventure this morning. I took a lot of photos like these:

I don't know what it is about a quiet road and an open space; I can't help but plunk myself right into the middle of it. There was little to no traffic, and I was surrounded by water. The road had unobstructed views so if a car was coming, you could see it in the distance and safely move off the road and pretend that you weren't just taking photos of yourself. 

Because there was also a lot of this:

The view on all sides of me was beautiful, but I don't really consider myself much of a landscape photographer. I need someone in the shot. Fortunately, I was available for the job. 

I'm a mountain goat.

No, not really. At one point I dropped my phone on to the rocks below, but once again, as with all the other times I dropped it, my trusty rusty Samsung came out unscathed. That thing is a tank!

Don't worry. I didn't bring you here to look at photos of just me.

Or did I?

Most times when I get a little free time, I find myself trying to plan a last-minute outing. This time, I was smart and gave it some thought in the days before. I tossed around a few ideas, and then a friend of mine suggested Big Island. I've never been there, and thought it sounded like the perfect place to venture.

What a great way to spend a morning! I was back home before noon, sitting in my usual elastic-waisted attire enjoying a coffee and editing photos in our cozy bed. Sometimes all you need is a few hours, and fortunately for those of us that live in Nova Scotia, you can travel in any direction and find some beautiful scenery without having to drive too far. 

Sometimes, a bit of a drive isn't a bad thing when you've got the right music.

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