March 2018


Beth Lapin

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And so we start.

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Pileated woodpecker holes

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We heard peepers… spring IS coming!

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Beautiful scenic overlook of Salmon Cove… kayaking soon…

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Empty sunflower seeds and a small hinge in the base of the tree… a mystery

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Yummy lunch at Two Wrasslin’ Cats, East Haddam, CT

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If you are interested in getting out to CT’s open spaces, consider joining DEEP’s Sky’s the Limit challenge:

Beth Lapin

Cherry and I met last week to figure out our next adventure. After considering several options, we decided to go with: ta-da, ta-da—

CT DEEP’s 2018 Sky’s the Limit Hiking Challenge!!

Designed to promote hiking in Connecticut’s State Park and Forests, this year’s list includes fourteen “lesser known trails.”

So we started with Farm River State Park

Here are our mandatory shots for  verifying our visitation at this site:

Check out the great views and sundial in this small “pocket park.”

After the short hike, we went to Gutiz, a local Ecuadarian Restaurant. Excellent food and interesting atmosphere.

Hope you’ll keep up with us as we travel around CT to view these lesser known areas.

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Our Hiking for Friendly’s is done!

Beth Lapin

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Fourth time’s the charm! Due to weather and health issues, we’ve had to postpone our FINAL visit to Friendly’s for weeks. Finally, today we are ready to head out. And it’s a nice day, in the 50s and sunny. Cherry arrives with Spring in her hands – a lovely bouquet for me!

IMG_4511Since our last meeting, Cherry has lost her cat to a rare heart condition and we acknowledge the loss of Willa. Then we take the half hour drive to Crescent Lake. A bit breezy when we arrive at 10:30, we choose the shortest trail around the lake, about two miles, which provides lovely views. I talk about recent experiences where I felt very centered and clear; Cherry says that happens to her when she’s in nature and realizes how interconnected we are with all living things.

Some of the path is water-logged but there are enough protruding roots…

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