And what a great choice it turned out to be. Given the length of the run, I gave myself permission to slow my pace a bit and stop to take pictures often. There was lots to photograph as the east side of the LaHave is lined with older properties with lovely gardens and brightly painted houses.
And when I wasn’t looking at houses, I was enjoying views of the river. In fact, the road hugged the river for almost the whole route, so I had plenty of time to savour it during the almost 4 hours I was running.
And, of course, I got some wonderful views from the ferry deck.
I have to say a few words about the LaHave Ferry. It’s one of the country’s oldest ferry services. If you get to the south shore, I definitely recommend taking a ride on it. Foot passengers (runners and cyclists included) ride free of charge so you can park your car on one side or the other and take the ferry over and back just for the fun of it.
Again, in the interest in making today’s run as much fun as it could be, I treated myself to a brief stop at the LaHave Bakery for a coffee and rich chocolate brownie after getting off the ferry. The bakery is housed in an old building rich in local history and decorated with art and memorabilia.
In addition to the river and the lovely old houses, there was quite a lot of local folk art to see en route.
|"Hot chick with a cool rod"|
I also got a kick out of some of the mailboxes along the way.
Of course, drinking a steaming hot caffe latte while I soaked made the bath a lot more bearable. It was also nice having Her Majesty's company. As usual, she followed me into the bathroom and made the most of the opportunity to loll in my sweaty running gear. What a dear, crazy old thing!