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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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The Green Elephant Cafe, Kingston

The Green Elephant Cafe, Kingston

The Green Elephant is a spot in Kingston that I have driven by many times but have never managed to stop and go in. Today, I went in. It was only about 11:30 and I was shocked at how busy it was. Well, maybe not shocked-I’d heard good things about the place. I was lucky to get a seat, though. Service was practically immediate,considering how busy it was. I was greatly tempted  by the Caesar wrap-one of my favs, but…

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Maritime Cider Express Company

Maritime Cider Express Company

I don’t drink and this, perhaps, puts me a distinct disadvantage when it comes to writing alcohol related posts. How would I know what was good and what was ….plonk. So a visit to Maritime Express Cider wasn’t about the cider, even though I’m told it’s very very good. It’s about a start up of a company looking to combine local history with local produce and  churn out a delicious cider served in a charming atmosphere. The setting is a…

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The Jodrey Trail, Blomindon Provincial Park in 2019

The Jodrey Trail, Blomindon Provincial Park in 2019

It’s been several decades since I hiked the Jodrey trail and all I remember about it was that it was muddy and steep. Guess what? it’s still steep. The trail climbs 190m winding through hardwood forests up, up and up! I know 190m is not much for the lot of you fit as a fiddle folk-but it is for me and it’s one of the reasons I wanted to try it again. Was it as hellish as I remembered? It…

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How to Throw an Axe -Halimac Kentville

How to Throw an Axe -Halimac Kentville

Kick boxing move over! We’ve found another way to release tension. Throwing an ax is very satisfying. We tried it at Halimac Kentville.You would think throwing axes and beer would not be  a good combination- but actually, they are! Halimac Kentville (where I test my skill)  hosts leagues, groups and individual ax throwing play. Let me tell you-it feels pretty good. Freeing actually. Powerful. Seems the trick is to grasp the weapon, er, I mean ax, behind your head tightly…

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