We left the museum and noticed that the rain had dissipated, so we decided to stick with our original plan and set out for a short hike. Ryan and I have run by a conservation property on Bunganuc Road many time, and both have wondered what the trail is like. Today seemed the perfect day to find out. The Maquoit Bay Conservation Land trail is essentially a flat walk through the woods on an old road, ending at Maquoit Bay. It was the perfect place for a walk on a rainy, foggy day, except that the mosquitos were out in force and things were a wee bit soggy! Still, we enjoyed it (well, at least Sam and I did! Ryan got the brunt of the mosquito bites so he might say otherwise ;) ). There were a lot of mushrooms to look at, blueberries to pick, a newt sighting, and a nice view at the end. It was a bit too slick to get down to the shoreline so we contented ourselves with taking in the view from up high in the breeze before heading back home.
Seen on the run (February 23, 2017)
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