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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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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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Flounder Fishing in the Minas Basin

Flounder Fishing in the Minas Basin

Most restaurants in Nova Scotia use haddock in their fish and chips but at home, I use flounder . My family heads out in Mid June to early July to Houston Beach (below Blomindon) to catch some for supper and some for winter provisions. Like all Bay of Fundy adventures, this one is tidal. (Find time times for Blomidon here)  The plan is to wait for the tide to come in and lift us off the bottom, so with  the…

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Hiking Up Moses Mountain

Hiking Up Moses Mountain

  Update! Apparently someone has seen fit to remove both the flag at the trail head and the one at the top of the trail. Grr.  I always pre-hike an unfamiliar trail in preparation for a guided trek, so we planned this hike on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning. This was attempt #2- we previously hiked what we thought was Moses Mountain-but nope. We are nothing if not stubborn,so today, through a somewhat circuitous route, we managed to drag ourselves…

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Black Rock Fundy Shore Trail-A Hike Uncompleted

Black Rock Fundy Shore Trail-A Hike Uncompleted

This blog allows me to impart information-I hope useful-to others and to report my successes and also those outings that were….let’s say less successful than I would like. A recent hike along the Black Rock Fundy Shore Trail was one of those outings. On a cool overcast May morning, we set out to do the 7.8 km Fundy Shore trail, starting from the Black Rock Community Centre. We weren’t newbies to the trail system; we’ve done shorter trails there before.But…

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Meandering to Meander River Falls

Meandering to Meander River Falls

It was a perfect day to attempt to find the Meander River Falls-not too cold, not too hot, not raining and not icy,like the last attempt.. It was just right. Good thing too, because we spent an inordinate amount of time, while still heading in the general direction of where we thought the falls would be,climbing up and down the ravine in search of the trail.Great leg workout,though. There were sections that absolutely resembled a path where humans  trod. Others…

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