Atlantic Geofest 2008 On Cape Blomidon • Aug 25, 2008
What a weekend! It was one of the best we had all summer, and we’re not just talking about the weather. We spent it Geocaching and socializing at Atlantic Geofest 2008 that was held at the Blomidon Provincial Park. This was an event organized by local Geocachers and was designed to give an opportunity to camp, meet and have fun in this beautiful park located at the top of Cape Blomidon on Nova Scotia’s Fundy Coast. The 1875 acre Blomidon Provincial Park is renowned for its spectacular views and for the hiking trails that lead along the towering, 600 foot seacliffs of Cape Blomidon.
Cape Blomidon lies along the southeast shore of the Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the Minas Basin, the site of some of the world’s highest tides. The provincial park sits high on the red sandstone cape which was once the home (and perhaps it still is…) of the legendary Glooscap, the powerful man-god of the Míkmaq, First Nations People of Nova Scotia.
Since it can get quite windy up here the name ‘Blomidon’ is likely a contraction of the nautical phrase “blow me down.” However, there were no ‘blow me down’ winds this weekend! It was clear blue skies and sunny all the way through!
In addition to the great weather the weekend was filled with some hiking, lots of Geocaching, fun games, good food and great company. The organizers of this year’s Atlantic Geofest really outdid themselves!