It’s been a long, cold, snowy winter here in Massachusetts. In south central MA where I live, the snow is still a foot deep in our yard. But spring fever has hit, and this weekend we headed out in search of an Easy Walk, with no ice.From what we could tell, the shore was our best bet, so we headed south to Westport, MA to check out Gooseberry Island, part of the Horseneck Beach preserve. Would the gate be open? Would the causeway be filled with ice? None of the above! What we found were piping plovers that had already migrated north (spring is coming!), brant geese that were still hanging out (the artic is a little chilly still for moving north) and lots of eider ducks milling about, eying the best nesting spots. Here are a few shots from where we found clear trails to walk. Enjoy. Spring IS on the way.
Marjorie Turner Hollman
Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and has completed two guides to Easy Walking trails in Massachusetts, “Easy Walks in Massachusetts 2nd edition,” and “More Easy Walks in Massachusetts.” A native Floridian, she came north for college and snow! New England Regional Chair for the Association of Personal Historians, she is a Certified Legacy Planner with LegacyStories.org, and is the producer of numerous veterans interviews for the Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s History Project. http://www.marjorieturner.com