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7 Fish and Chips Spots in Nova Scotia You Must Try

7 Fish and Chips Spots in Nova Scotia You Must Try

My husband loves his fish and chips. Wherever we go-it’s fish and chips, fish and chips. Some are great, some are good and some -well, let’s just say it’s a waste of fish. Here are 7 of our favorites: Vicki’s Seafood Restaurant 7154 Highway #1, Coldbrook, NS This is my husbands favorite place for fish and chips. He especially loves the home fries . They close at 7 pm and sometimes close one side of the restaurant early Service is ok….

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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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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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Economy River Falls

Economy River Falls

Updated June 3rd. The trail to the falls is now cleared and is not a jungle anymore-thanks to whoever did the bush whacking It’s been years since I have been to Economy Falls-can’t even guess at how long. But being semi retired means one can pick up and go when the mood strikes them-usually. That’s what we did on a recent beautiful spring day -just packed a lunch and headed out for beautiful Colchester County. and the hike to the…

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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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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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Nova Scotia’s Iconic Peggy’s Cove

Nova Scotia’s Iconic Peggy’s Cove

Anyone who has not yet visited Peggy’s Cove, hands up! While it is the most well-known  symbol of Nova Scotia- recognized universally  as ‘Nova Scotia’, not all of us have made this trek. We are often  BAD at seeing our own province, people! Anyhoo,I think everyone should brave the parking nightmare ( circumvent this by going in the off-season – the waves are just as heart stopping and the restaurant is still open) and enjoy this most famous of tourist…

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What Not To Wear (on Your Summer Hike)

What Not To Wear (on Your Summer Hike)

We are all familiar with the concept of layering, especially here in Nova Scotia where the weather can go from snow, to rain to humid and hot -not only in a matter of hours but within the distance of a few kilometers. (Everyone knows Mount Uniacke has its own weather system, am I right?) But what if you are heading out on a day hike on a sticky July Saturday? Here ,in a nutshell, is what you need to know…

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