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Guided Meanderings on Oak Island

Guided Meanderings on Oak Island

I have a secret. Please don’t throw tomatoes at the computer, but….I don’t watch ‘the Curse of Oak Island.’ There, I’ve said it. Which made the tour I took today a bit awkward. Who was that nondescript bespectacled man signing autographs? Turns out he was our tour guide and beloved character on the Curse of Oak Island  series, Charles Barkhouse. Oops.   There’s a good chance I was the only person on the tour that hadn’t watched  a entire episode of…

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Biking for the Lazy Susan -Kentville to Wolfville Rails to Trails

Biking for the Lazy Susan -Kentville to Wolfville Rails to Trails

Rails to Trails Valley Wide! Soon to be officially opened, Harvest Moon Trailway  will span 117 kms though the Annapolis Valley, connecting the UNESCO World Heritage Site  of Grand Pre with the charming town of Annapolis Royal. The Grand Opening of the Tupperville-to Annapolis Royal section is scheduled for July 8, while August 19 marks the official opening of the Wolfville to Grand Pre  portion. I’ve made it my mandate to commute via trail at least once a week this summer….

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Traveling with Grandkids This Summer? 10 Things You Need To Know

Traveling with Grandkids This Summer? 10 Things You Need To Know

Ok,so let’s assume you are not going to be packing a stroller and diapers, nor squeezing your vacation within the two weeks your grandson gets off work-although you could do either of these. But for the sake of this blog, let’s say these grandkids are old enough to dress themselves-out of diapers and without a driver’s license of their own. You do know what that means, right? It means  at that age,they will have opinions, expectations and  unique tastes. Ignore…

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Delaps Cove Wilderness Trails-The Bohaker Trail

Delaps Cove Wilderness Trails-The Bohaker Trail

It”s been years since I’ve done the Bohaker Trail in Delaps Cove in Annapolis County . I remembered it was  a fairly short hike and that there was a point along the trail where one could see the Bay of Fundy and a waterfall at the same time. The trail was indeed short-just over 2 km, and that includes a careful decent to the bottom of the falls. Once again, a perfect day. No bugs. No rain. No blistering heat….

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My Long-ish Weekend in Newfoundland

My Long-ish Weekend in Newfoundland

First of all, I don’t recommend you hop on over to Newfoundland for a weekend-however long a weekend it may be. Too bad I am one of those ‘Do what I say,not what I do’ people. Flights are expensive, the ferry is excruciatingly long and  a bit pricey and Newfoundland alone is huge- including Labrador, you are looking at  405,212 square km. So…not conducive to a quick jaunt. We had five days, four nights, and some Air Miles to burn-but…

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Chasing My Bucket List to Newfoundland

Chasing My Bucket List to Newfoundland

Icebergs? Will I or won’t I? Anyone who knows me knows I am a Bucket List freak. So far, I have taken drum lessons,  bought a kayak (two of them, second hand- I love them)completed a sprint triathlon (coming in last, I may add), zipped along on an extremely thin looking line  high above the trees and  jumped in a icy lake on Jan 1st. There is no rhyme or reason to what ends up on my Bucket List. And…

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Bring Your Bike to Big Tancook

Bring Your Bike to Big Tancook

One of the best things about bringing your  bike over to Big Tancook Island is -you get to the food first. You can roll right off the ferry and pump you legs up the hill past the couples, the families and the old folks with walkers and canes. I jest,of course. While it’s true Tancook has limited choices for restaurants, and while it’s also true food is usually everyone’s first stop, you could just as easily whiz by them and…

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How to Pack a Carry-on for 5 Days Travel to Newfoundland

How to Pack a Carry-on for 5 Days Travel to Newfoundland

We leave on the 19th for five days in Newfoundland ​I have been thinking hard about what to  pack.  The main reason we are going especially in the Newfie season of ‘Sprinter” is to  see an iceberg-checking one more thing off my Bucket List. I hope. I have a little prejudice against paying for checked luggage-especially when we are going for only five days. We are each taking a duffel bag type thingy plus a backpack. We decided against filling…

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We Hiked Cape Split-and Lived to Tell About It.

We Hiked Cape Split-and Lived to Tell About It.

To all the visitors who asked me about Cape Split at the Visitor Centre. I lied. It’s much more hilly then I remembered. Last weekend, a friend and I hiked Cape Split. Cape Split Provincial Park Reserve is a 447-hectare with a 12.5 km  trail rimming its northern edge. There are signs at the beginning and all over the web that insist this trail is 16 km..but I measured the sucker with my Tom Tom  and it was just over 6…

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Masstown Market. Serving Up Fresh since 1969

Masstown Market. Serving Up Fresh since 1969

  Masstown Market,just west of Truro at Exit #12 on the Trans Canada Highway, has been a favorite stopping place  for travelers since 1969. We’ve been several times, and decided to take a drive up that way Easter Sunday. The parking lot was packed-even more so than usual. While the garden centre was not yet open, but  as usual there was plenty of gawking to be done. Gift shop, local wines, beer and cider, produce section, deli, bakery and restaurant….

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