Kejimkujik National Park

Jessica's Nature Blog

Mill Falls at Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia, Canada.

We were driving from Lunenburg to Annapolis Royal in the tail end of a tropical storm when we thought we would pull over for a break in the Kejimkujik National Park. It was still pouring with rain as we went for a short walk to Mill Falls but it did not stop the mosquitoes (which the Lonely Planet Guide says are as big as humming birds) – and it did not stop me taking photographs, even though it nearly wrote off the camera with the soaking it received.

It was simply so beautiful.

We were in a watery world where late spring foliage was still a fresh and vibrant green, and the river ran like dark tea. Tall stands of eastern hemlock and pine shaded hummocks of soft saturated mosses dotting the boggy ground below. Only the occasional white flower or single red berry favoured the acid water – though…

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