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Meat Cove to Pollett’s Cove

As my hiking companion Etienne says, “The hike from Meat Cove over to Pollett’s Cove is an experience worth doing over and over again.  It’s one of those adventures that holds new surprises, new ways of getting there and trusted old friends to share it with”.  The same crew was on-board once again; Derry, Etienne, Laura, and myself.  We started Saturday at 10am and hiked for 8 hours.  We hiked Sunday for 10 hours and arrived at Pollett’s Cove at 6pm.  There is NO TRAIL … just map and compass work to get from Meat Cove to the trail head of Pollett’s Cove in Red River.   We completed this adventure a couple years back and thought we would attack it again.  This year we added the coastal portion of Cape St Lawrence and the coastal meadow along the shore to Lowland Cove.

There are numerous thick trees and groves of alders.  At times the underbrush also took its toll as we could not see what was in front of us.  One wrong step, over a fallen log, could easily result in a broken leg or ankle!  I remember once that we were crossing a bog at our feet, laced with tuckamore at our thighs, and facing very thick alder bushes all the way through as well.  This short short trek to the other side took what seemed like forever.  Another memorable event was when we could see what looked like a beautiful grassy field in the distance.  This looked to be an amazing place to set up camp on night 1.  After struggling through the alders, over a brook and to the other side … our beautiful little grassy area was soaked with water underneath and we could NOT set up camp in this area.  So off we travel to find dry land.

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Pollett’s Cove

Laura, Kasper and I went to Cape Breton for the weekend. We decided to spend Friday night at Corney Brook campground which is near Cheticamp in the national park. For night two we hiked into Pollett’s Cove for a quick overnight visit. This was only a two hour 8 km hike into our favorite Nova Scotia beach. The only way to access this location is through hiking in or by boat. Some years there has been cows as well as horses that reside at the beach. This year there were six horses and no cows. One mare had a young foal. There’s usually other hikers and this year there were about 10 other tents set up in the valley. A few people even came in as day hikers.

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Pollett’s Cove

Pollett’s Cove is one of our favorite places in Nova Scotia. You can have a beach pretty much to yourself with only a short 10km hike to get there. It is home to wild horses, cows, seals and eagles.

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