Category Archive: swimming

Light Displays on the San Antonio Riverwalk and Christmas at Padre Island National Seashore

After leaving Las Cruces we headed south(east) for some rest and relaxation on the beaches of Padre Island where the daytime temperatures were in the 70s and night times a balmy 55. En… Continue reading

Holland Falls Trail and Imagine Nation Brewing Company

After leaving Gallatin National Forest we went a couple hundred miles north to Flathead National Forest, just south of Glacier National Park. We made an overnight stop midway however so that we could… Continue reading

Caspersen Beach, Florida

Most of the days I was in the Venice area I spent at Caspersen Beach, a natural beach farther out on the barrier island from some of the more popular spots. Though the… Continue reading

Swimming with Manatees!

My decision to head to Crystal River, Florida was a deliberate one: I was on a mission to swim with manatees. So, before sunrise on my second full day in Florida I boarded… Continue reading

Pleasant Cove, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Following the Cabot Trail I exited the park at Pleasant Cove and rather than continuing back into the highlands I decided to take a local road out to the coast. I had seen… Continue reading

Prince Edward Island National Park, Part 2: Brackley-Dalvay

My first order of business when I arrived at the Brackley-Dalvay section of the park was a swim. I was walking the path over the dunes to see if the beach I had… Continue reading

Fundy Trail, New Brunswick. Or, Who Blazes a Trail With Green?

My day on the Fundy Trail was a day of stories. But first, a little background: The Fundy Trail is a ten mile dead-end parkway that runs along the Bay of Fundy just… Continue reading

St. Martins Sea Caves, New Brunswick

The sea caves of St. Martins were one of the places recommended to me by the incredibly friendly people in the Saint Stephens visitor center. These shallow caves are being continually molded by… Continue reading

New River Beach Provincial Park, New Brunswick

New River Beach was my first real stop in New Brunswick. I crossed the border early in the morning and, after obtaining a map and a guidebook at the information center in Saint… Continue reading

Coastal travels: Mid-Coast and Northern Maine

I came across many beautiful sites as I continued my wandering up the coast of Maine. Salt marshes, rocky coasts, conifer forest, deep blue bays, smoothed-rock beaches, and charming waterfronts were around every… Continue reading