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Kayaking the World’s Highest Tides in the Cape Chignecto Area

Interested in kayaking the world's highest tides? One place you can do that is on the Bay of Fundy in the Cape Chignecto area of Nova Scotia.  The Cape Chignecto area is a wild, unspoiled landscape best appreciated from the water. The kayaking allows you to get close to rock spires, including the legendary Three Sisters, arches, cliffs and even rock amphitheaters. There are rocky beaches too - perfect for picnics or for camping if…

45 Random Observations About Nova Scotia

I have recently returned from two weeks of traveling through Nova Scotia. Apart from biking the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island a few years ago, I had not been to what I call mainland Nova Scotia in over 25 years, despite having lived there on two occasions in my life. It was interesting to see the province with fresh eyes - and as a mature adult. Here are 45 random observations I made about…

A Visit to Halls Harbour, NS for Lobster and Beaches

I have a soft spot for Halls Harbour, Nova Scotia. It was the first place John and I purchased a home - though it was a few miles up from the actual harbour. I hadn't been back in roughly 30 years - and with the Halls Harbour Lobster Pound now in existence I had an excuse to visit. I planned to be in the area to do the fantastic hike to Cape Split and wanted to…

Canoeing in Canada: Don’t Miss a Trip to Kejimkujik NP

If you want to go canoeing in Canada, one place that is little known outside of Nova Scotia is Kejimkujik National Park in the southwestern part of the province. Kejimkujik is best explored by canoe or kayak. There are hiking trails but they're heavily wooded and don't have nearly the same appeal for me as exploring the waterways. Paddling the Mersey River in Kejimkujik National Park If you're new to canoeing or kayaking then start with…

A Phenomenal Kayaking Trip near Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

There is a timeless beauty to the Peggy's Cove area in Nova Scotia. I've been many times and I never tire of seeing the place. But until recently I had never seen it from the water - and the view from a kayak or from one of the nearby offshore islands provides a whole other perspective. With some online research I discovered that you could safely kayak the islands near Peggy's Cove - and avoid…

Beautiful Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia

I returned to Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia yesterday after more than a 33 year hiatus. The last time I was there was in the early dating phase with my husband John - and we've been married now for almost 33 years. At the time we were both working as geologists for the summer in Nova Scotia - but for different companies. My company gave me a vehicle and a cook prepared our meals. His company…

Visiting Nova Scotia? Don’t Miss Peggy’s Cove

If you're visiting Nova Scotia don't miss a trip to Peggy's Cove, just 44 kilometres away from downtown Halifax. There's not much to Peggy's Cove - a church, a handful of homes, a gallery or two, a restaurant and one B&B - with an incredible view and wonderful hospitality too I might add. You don't need long for a visit - perhaps a few hours - more if you're into photography or you want to enjoy a…

26 Fun, Weird & Interesting Facts About Halifax, Nova Scotia

I lived in Halifax for a year as a kid. I remember loving it because of its proximity to the ocean. I've still got fond memories of the city, perhaps because that's where John and I got engaged. I'm not sure if that constitutes a fun fact or even an interesting fact but now you know. I've got the city in my sights for next summer and thought I'd share some of the fun, weird and…

The Cabot Trail’s Striking East Coast

The 298 km Cabot Trail loops around the northern part of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. Although the west coast is renowned for its jaw dropping views the east coast of the Cabot Trail offers a host of lovely surprises. Dingwall Area Take the time to drive or bike to Dingwall, just a short distance off of the Cabot Trail. Continue through the village and out to the beach. There are loads of cormorants…

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