Sunday, November 24, 2013

Nova Scotia Travels

We have returned from a wonderful trip through Nova Scotia and all I can say is "WOW"!  What a beautiful country!  We toured Halifax, traveled to the Bay of Fundy to see the Flowerpot Rocks, went across the Confederate Bridge to Prince Edward Island, visited the site of Anne of Green Gables, took the ferry back to Nova Scotia and went up the coast to Chiticamp in Cape Breton, went around the Cabot Trail to Baddeck, out to Peggy's Cove and back to Halifax.  Quite a few miles and many sights and memories.  I'll be sharing some of the highlights with you and hope you enjoy them

We traveled with our friends, Barb and Roy.  If you recall, we first met them in Italy when we had no luggage and they loaned us everything!  Acts like this can really seal a friendship and we've been traveling together ever since.

We started out in Halifax and I must say it was pretty nippy after the heat and humidity of Florida.  The weather was a brisk 48 degrees and overcast with rain threatening.  So I got out my hardly ever used Winter Silks and added a few more layers and was ready to go and explore.

It was Sunday and the town was pretty much deserted.  I personally like it that way.  No cruise ships in port and no other tourists!  Now how great is that!

Doesn't this look like something from a postcard?

We explored the town and the waterfront and then checked out the Keith's Pale Ale tour which was actually more of a show.
  Lots of fun and 2 pints was time to eat.

All I heard for weeks before our trip was that my hubby wanted lobster.  Lobster was a top priority for our other male companion as well so we headed back to the wharf for lunch. 

Think he was in shock!

This was the first lobster of the trip.

The rain started and we headed back to our hotel.

Next stop... the Bay of Fundy and the Flowerpot Rocks.

                                Until next time....


  1. Hi Terri! I've been 'catching up' on your trip! And right in our 'backyard'!! I am very happy you liked it here in the Maritimes and your posts and photos reflect that you did enjoy yourselves.
    November was very rainy here as you found out but as you said there were no tourists and the city was yours to discover.
    Isn't George's Island a unique spot? And to think that it will open to the public is quite a change for us to contemplate. will be different.
    Lobster, I grew up with it and actually don't really care for it but I do see the is quite the process to shell it, isn't it?

    And PEI, my second home away from home! My mother's parents were both born there and my family spent the summers there when I was a kid. I still return usually every summer for a few weeks. Isn't it quiet there? And you are so correct....SO CLEAN! And those perfectly manicured HUGE front and back lawns!! My favourite place to be in the summer is PEI. Winters are unbelievably cold.

    Cape Breton/Cheticamp/Cabot Trail......what can I say? God's country! The Trail is breathtaking!
    And those Acadian villages/towns are very quaint.

    And Anne (with an 'e') of Green Gables! Charming and so inviting. Lucy Maude captured millions of imaginations, didn't she?

    Terri, so glad you had a good time here. Now back to some warmth I hope....heard that the south was having cold temps too!!

    Take care and thanks for sharing this and 'seeing' you at my post. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

    1. Thank you so much, Jim, for taking the time to share your comments! It's fun to almost relive the trip with someone who knows what you're talking about.

      You are so very fortunate to live in this beautiful part of the world, at least in the warmer months of the year:-) I really had no idea that I would enjoy this trip as much as I did. Actually, as much as we all did. I, unfortunately can't take this one off my bucket list. I want to go back!

      Merry Christmas,


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