This morning Jeff and I jumped in his truck and went to explore some back road bush roads on the other side of the lake from us. We can see the roads going up and over that side of the valley so Jeff found a topographic map and we took his GPS to mark some points.

The bush roads are a lot like northern Ontario’s in lots of ways. Except there seems to be more power lines around here. And there are no big trees, but there is definitely some serious intensive forest management underway here in Nova Scotia. Spruce is the only species I’ve seen growing for harvest here. There were some stands that were thinned, some had been aerial sprayed, some even had their bottoms branches pruned off (gives knot-free lumber).

Here are a few photos and some of our house from across the lake. We need to work on holding the camera straight 😳

This one is from the truck while it is parked by the house:



No idea what this is. We could always see it from the highway but didn’t know what it was until we drove down that sideroad. I still don’t know what it is really.