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An Evening Paddle with East Coast Outfitters

An Evening Paddle with East Coast Outfitters

I can never get enough kayak paddling in. Stuff like work gets in the way. However, I did grab an opportunity to take my two daughters -in-law and head out for the Ladies Night Paddle with East Coast Outfitters recently. I’ve been out with them before but I enjoy trying out new adventures such as this Ladies Night and it did not disappoint.     I love a leisurely paddle where I can take a moment to see, hear and…

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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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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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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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What to Pack for a Week at A Cottage

What to Pack for a Week at A Cottage

  Ahh, summer. It’s finally here! Well, I think it is-it’s here today anyway.One can never be sure in Nova Scotia At any rate, we are getting ready for a week at a cottage. And although I should know by now, I always wonder what I should pack so as to not forget anything I may need. I’ll need to consider the weather forecast-which may or may not be correct. According to the weather we have had this far this…

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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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Visiting That Dutchman’s Farm

Visiting That Dutchman’s Farm

Originally,That Dutchman’s Farm was called That Damn Dutchman’s Farm. People, as people will, took exception to the swear word,and even after replacing the offending word with symbols it was still so controversial that now it’s simply “That Dutchman’s Farm” Too bad. Anyway, the cheese is delicious no matter what the name. Perched atop a hillside with a commanding view of the Bay of Fundy, the farm is owned and operated by Willem and Maja van den Hoek and offers a…

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52 FREE things to Do in Nova Scotia This Summer

52 FREE things to Do in Nova Scotia This Summer

Broke? Yep.Me too. However, that doesn’t mean we have to sit staring at the TV all summer. For the price of a tank of gas (not that THAT’S cheap) or two, there is a plethora of activities and events to enjoy this season. I know for a fact there are more free things to do in Nova Scotia-this is a starting point. It’s important to note there are many great activities in Cape Breton that are not listed here-they are…

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5 Unique Summer Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss

5 Unique Summer Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss

I’ve said it before-summer goes by like a bat out of hell, and while I don’t want you to forfeit relaxation and general do-nothingness for a harried schedule, I do believe a little planning will allow you to look back and feel you’ve made the most out of the season.To that end here’s 5 great unique summer festivals. June 1st-June 2nd 2019 Cold Waters Seafood Festival Lake Charlotte Enjoy the best of fresh Nova Scotia seafood,lobster, mussels, calms and more…

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11 Bucket List Adventures to Make the Most of Summer

11 Bucket List Adventures to Make the Most of Summer

How often do we look so forward to summer and then-whoosh.It’s gone. It’s May and then September already. How the hell does that happen? I’ll tell you how. We don’t plan. I am the first to admit I love spontaneity. However, as much fun as that can be, without some sort of  a plan in place, the months just sort of slip by.