Having spent my teenage years growing up in the Amherst area, I am utterly ashamed of not discovering Cape Chignecto until recently. This is an amazing area for hiking that’s vastly under utilized; so much so that the government has sadly closed the Visitor Center at Cape Chignecto in Eatonville.
I had always heard this was a spectacular place to go sea kayaking and hiking but never found the time. That was my loss as the views are simply spectacular here. The photo below is from the first look-off along the trail at the Eatonville side of the park.
Sea stacks like this one have been shaped by the ebb and flow of the tides. A sea stack is the result of the natural erosion of the coastal headlands. Typically, the ocean wears a hole through the headlands first, creating an arch which slowly expands over time as the cliff face erodes. Ultimately, the arch collapses, leaving a sea stack.
Here I am resting on a bench, waiting for Carolyn to catch up.