Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Back From Summer Vacation in Nova Scotia

  What an incredible experience to see the other side of this beautiful and diverse country we live in.  We had such a blast visiting in Nova Scotia and tried to see as much as possible in the short time we had to explore.  Peggy's Cove was the first on our must see tour after arriving rather jetlagged at 11:30 am Maritime time.  Taking the red eye is the only way to travel east I'm told, although not having slept a wink on the plane, I'm not so sure.  The rocks are enormous out here, and have been placed by the iceburgs all over this province.  Peggy's massive granite and crashing waves entertained us and the kids for at least a couple of hours.  I stood and watched as the waves kept building and climbing up the boulders.  A sign states that many have been injured or even killed by carelessly getting too close.

  The beach at Summerville was our favorite spot to hang out were the warm river waters meet the icy briny ocean.  There was an old train bridge that made for a great spot to dive in an float down the gental currents.  The white sand of their beaches is so soft on the feet and Isabelle loved running it through her little fingers while filling sand buckets on the shore.

  Kieth holding Isabelle on the wagonride at Ross Farm, a working historic farm in the interior of the province.  Felicity talked the driver's ear off with her many questions.

  We stopped at the "Look Off" (as locals call it) overlooking the Minas Basin on the Bay of Funday for some yummy icecream an a splendid view of the orchards and farms in the valley.  The tide was coming in and slowly filling the basin which almost emptys completely at low tide.

 Carter's Beach reminds me of the Carribean ocean with its clear teal coloured waters and white sandy beaches.  But the water there is frigid and not swimmable, although Kieth and Tristan dove in to show off there Manlyness.

  Lunenburg was full of History with all the beautifully maintained historic homes including this school that is still in use situated next to one of many local cemetaries. (Creepy!!)  I loved exploring this colourful village on foot.

  Kieth cooking our seafood feast of Lobster, Scallops, Muscles, Chicken and vegi Shishkabobs. 

  Felicity poses in front of this Nova Scotian tarten Lobster in the Halifax airport.  Hope we can make it back for another visit!


Kelly Massman said...

GREAT photos! I bet you can't wait to scrap them!

Debbie said...

Looks like an amazing vacation Glynis. Sure wish I could be there to scrap with you.

Hugs from me