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Timeless coastal scenes in Blue Rocks

Blue Rocks Nova Scotia – A Stunning Fishing Village

I returned to Blue Rocks Nova Scotia after more than a 33 year hiatus. The last time I was here was in the early dating phase with my husband John - and we've been married now for almost 38 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 gave…

Beautiful Peggy's Cove

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

If you're visiting Nova Scotia don't miss Peggy's Cove, just 44 km away from downtown Halifax. There's not much to the fishing village - a church, a handful of homes, a gallery or two, a restaurant and a few B&B's. You don't need long for a visit in Peggy's Cove - perhaps a few hours - more if you're into photography or you want to enjoy a long leisurely meal at the restaurant. But you…

The ferry that runs between Halifax and Dartmouth

26 Fun, Weird & Interesting Facts About Halifax

I lived in Halifax for a year as a kid. I remember loving it because of its proximity to the ocean and all the wonderful trails in Point Pleasant Park. 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. Here are more than 26 fun and interesting facts about…

The road down from Cape Smokey looking south

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 on the Cabot Trail 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…

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