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Hello Weekend’s Digital Scavenger Hunt!

Hello Weekend’s Digital Scavenger Hunt!

  First, I want to thank everyone working hard and putting themselves at risk so we can get the supplies we need. And thanks to all who are following the ‘rules’ put in place for our own good. We were out for a little drive today and saw people walking along the road in their community. Parking lots we passed for provincial parks and trails were empty, even on a gorgeous spring day like today. it’s all very good. Since…

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Hiking the 9 Mile River Trail System

Hiking the 9 Mile River Trail System

Honest to gawd, who can keep  up with the burgeoning number of trails in Nova Scotia?  We are so lucky to have so many, but I had never heard of the 9 Mile River trail until my friend invited me to try it out. This volunteer maintained trail (thank you folks!) consists of 3 loops with a couple more to come.     Nova Scotia has had a wild winter with lots of rain and ice. The trail reflected that…

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The Chicken Burger-A Restaurant Review

The Chicken Burger-A Restaurant Review

Last June I wrote a post listing my 7 favorite fish and chip restaurants . I had  quite a few comments naming other places I should try that were as good or better than the ones suggested. Several people recommended the infamous Chicken Burger in Bedford. Who knew?  According to Wikipedia,the Chicken Burger is reputed to be the oldest drive in in  Canada opening its doors in 1940. The decor  makes me smile-neon signage and a jukebox. Very cheery, especially…

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A Winter’s Morning in Fishermen’s Cove

A Winter’s Morning in Fishermen’s Cove

It’s  been a while since I have written about anything at all, but with the start of a fresh year and decade, I hope to put my writers block/burnout/outright laziness behind. Being out and about this week has me all fired up to get to my laptop. I have been wanting to go see the Lobster Trap Tree at Fishermen’s Cove and made a point of getting down before it was disassembled for the season. While it was daylight and…

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Rudders Seafood Restaurant and Brew Pub-Restaurant Review

Rudders Seafood Restaurant and Brew Pub-Restaurant Review

I love Yarmouth. There’s an old fashioned aura to the downtown , of hard work and and struggle to survive, true even today.  But in Yarmouth, all work and no play makes one a dull boy. And where to go to play? Rudders Seafood Restaurant and Brew Pub  is a good place to start. There’s local music most evenings and on a balmy summer day, a humongous wrap around deck is the place to be, sipping on Rudders own craft…

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What to See and Do Along the Cabot Trail This October

What to See and Do Along the Cabot Trail This October

Can we just all agree the Cabot Trail is lovely? And there  is no lovelier  season to go that when the leaves start to change to red, gold and brown. But. As lovely as that time of year in all of the province-we have to consider-will anything be open-or shut down for the winter? Never fear. I’ve combed through website and sent messages to compile a list of things to do in see in the coming weeks. And here they…

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3 Big Mistakes I Made While Backpacking the Bluff Wilderness Trail

3 Big Mistakes I Made While Backpacking the Bluff Wilderness Trail

  Last week, when the blog on the Bluff Wilderness Trail was posted, I promised to share the lessons I learned on this backpacking trip. They may not look like big mistakes, but together or even separately, they could cause big headaches or worse.  Full disclosure: I ‘m a bit embarrassed to admit them, but here they are.   I cheaped out on a sleeping bag.  I have a good sleeping bag, but it’s big and heavy.I wanted one small…

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Annapolis Royal’s Candlelight Graveyard Tour

Annapolis Royal’s Candlelight Graveyard Tour

I have been wanting to take this candlelight graveyard tour since I was invited last year. Sometimes it takes a while for plans to fall into place- I am glad they finally did for this. Alan Melanson is a  storyteller extraordinaire, and he spins his tale for nearly an hour and a half with wit, insight and myriad tidbits of historical information. I only wish I could remember a third of it. It’s small wonder that this is an award…

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3 Easy Trails in West Hants

3 Easy Trails in West Hants

Sometimes, you don’t want to struggle along a steep, rocky, long hike. Sometimes you just want a few kilometers outside in nature-I know I do, which is why I am sharing the information on these pretty easy trails in West Hants. Keep in mind, there are other great trails in West Hants, but today it’s gonna be these 3- Irishman’s Road, Smiley’s Provincial Park and the Salt Marsh Trail in Cheverie. Irishman’s Road Trail This is one of my oft…

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Take the Self Guided Fundy Eco Tour

Take the Self Guided Fundy Eco Tour

The Fundy Shore Eco Tour used to be a thing. I mean a great Nova Scotia attraction years ago, with branded signage and brochures.These days you may find the odd beat up sign, but you would look long and hard to find brochures/maps. I did some digging-as I love to do-and managed to unearth one online. Why? Because I love that shoreline and want others to experience it. So selfless. So helpful.So full of sh**. As I studied the old…

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