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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 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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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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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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The River Wild-Shubenacadie River Rafting in Nova Scotia

The River Wild-Shubenacadie River Rafting in Nova Scotia

 Shubenacadie River Rafting “Nae man can tether time nor tide…” Robbie Burns immortal words struck me as unforgivably appropriate. The powerful tides of Nova Scotia’s Minas Basin are, even as we make our way to the tiny hamlet of Maitland,relentlessly snaking its way towards the mouth of the Shubenacadie River. The Shubenacadie-one of the top five rivers for rafting in Canada- is the one we will be on today. In 1995,Maitland, a once thriving shipbuilding community,was  designated the province’s…

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Six Ways to Experience the Bay of Fundy Tides

Six Ways to Experience the Bay of Fundy Tides

As a native Nova Scotian growing up around the Bay of Fundy, I didn’t realize what a very big deal laying claim to the world’s highest tides actually is. It is a very big deal . If you haven’t had the opportunity to experience this phenomenon ( It is one of the 7 Wonders of North America , after all) then you are in for a treat. Several treats, in fact. Here are six of my favorites, in no particular…

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Stuck in the Fundy Mud

Stuck in the Fundy Mud

I’m here relaxing and recuperating from my TKR surgery (total knee replacement) and looking forward to the day I get out and about in anything other than a cane shuffling, slow walking manner.I’m wondering what the summer may bring, which,if all goes well  may be  participating for the second time in the Not Since Moses  Mud Run held yearly in Five Islands  For some it may be a competitive  5 or 10k run.But for most, myself included, it’s an entertaining,…

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Burntcoat Head Park

Burntcoat Head Park

One of the spots I love  to poke around  is Burntcoat Head  Park in Noel, Hants County. This park is just another of the special gifts the Bay of Fundy offers up for us. Known world wide for having the highest tides on earth, Burntcoat Head entered the Guinness Books of World Records in 1975 as having that designation. However,other communities communities along the Bay disputed the fact  and even Ungava Bay in Northern Quebec wanted to lay claim to…

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10 Things to Do Day Tripping Along in Colchester County

10 Things to Do Day Tripping Along in Colchester County

Alright. You neither know nor care where Colchester County is, right? I’m telling you anyway, because its just a beautiful part of the province. Colchester encompasses Shubenacadie to Truro to Five Islands and some of the most spectacular views of the Bay of Fundy and Cobequid Bay you will  ever see. We aren’t strangers to this area-hubby has a camp on Economy Mountain. Sometimes we just jump in the car and make  a day of exploring -always something new to…

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Whale Watching on Brier Island

Whale Watching on Brier Island

Brier Island Whale and Seabird Tours Briar Island is a smallish basalt  island off the coast of southwest Nova Scotia, only 7.5 km long and 2.5 km wide. The economy runs on  fishing and seasonally on  ecotourism-mainly whale and bird watching tours.In fact, some lobster fishermen set their traps from the last Monday in  November and pull them for the season on May 31st,clean the boat,then captain these ecotours during the summer season. Whale season runs from about mid June…

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