Sue and I headed off Thursday afternoon 05/28/20 to hike the trails at the Canterbury Shaker Village over in Canterbury, NH.
Wonderful view of Canterbury Shaker Village.
It had been a couple of years since our 10/18/17: Visit to Canterbury Shaker Village, and I was excited to return.
It was a beautiful day, and we enjoyed taking some new back roads that we had never been on — some were really just gravel country roads that wound through some really scenic areas.
It's only about a 40 minute drive from the house, so we were there by late morning. Though the village itself is closed due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the trails weren't.
We had a great time just walking around, Sue taking far — and I mean far ‐ more pictures than I'm going to post here. The sun was warming, with just the slightest of breezes. Lovely adventure for a couple of hours walking the trails.
We were hungry by the time we hiked up the gravel drive from the pond, and so we stopped at the really neat Canterbury Country Store to see what they had for a light lunch.
After getting back home we each worked on some projects we had going, and then headed up to the chairs by the screen house to play some backgammon in the sun. But we didn't last long as it was so hot, and the bugs were all over the place — Black Fly Season is in full swing.
We grabbed our wine, and the board and retreated back to the screen porch where it was much cooler in the shade with the breeze blowing in through he screens. For dinner, Sue had marinated some chicken that I took out and fixed on the grill while she made nice salads for us. Nice day!
This is the walkway along Shaker Road that you take to get back to the hiking trails.
Sue is right at it with her camera
Sue will add this to her marvelous collection of Windows and Doorways.
Long view of the beautiful pond we hiked down to.
And yes, folks, here he is communing with... wait for it... communing with one of the cows who showed interest in me as we walked down the path to the pond.
These guys were squawking at us loudly as soon as we got close to the pond to ward us away from their babies.
Another picture for her collection of Windows and Doorways.
What a spectacular view! The mountains aren't bad either....
I had no idea what this was until Sue told me that's the way they used to construct their barns; the other ramp was so far away I couldn't imagine the size of the barn that had been built.
Close up of the stone work.
Just classic New England!