COLD Day For a Hike at Petit Manan

Yesterday, when it was somewhat moderate outside, Hannah asked if we could go for a hike today. Today turned out to be a frigid 27 degrees with a crisp breeze added to the mix. Still, we motivated and hiked the Hollingsworth Trail at the Petit Manan Wildlife Refuge.

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The biting wind had us bundled in layers, hats and gloves.

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Crazy as we are, we stopped to lunch on this Adirondack bench and watched the sea ducks in Pigeon Hill Bay. We saw loons, surf scoters, and horned grebes.

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We froze our tushes off taking the requisite self-portraits.

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Hannah insisted our self-portraits are too boring.

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So we played for the camera a bit.

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Until we fell into giggles.

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And decided we needed hot chocolate and headed home.

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On the way home, a flock of geese honking overhead moved southward.

Smart birds.

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