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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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The Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail

The Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail

    For a while, I have had this reoccurring thought that I needed to get out of my comfort zone. So when a friend asked me if I’d like to go back packing along the Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail-I said sure. Back country camping was something I have been wanting to do, but …I’ll admit it.I was afraid of big furry beasties. Turns out, beasties were not the problem   [click_to_tweet tweet=”Let me just say this right off- the…

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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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Real Women Fish Smelts Too!

Real Women Fish Smelts Too!

Updated April 2018 Ok, I admit it. I don’t like eating smelts.  Yuck. However, it’s fun to fish for them. They are dip netted and jigged, and one of the best locations is the Gaspereau River by the bridge near Reid’s Meats. By this time  they are just about ready to run. Drive by on the incoming tide and you’ll see the bank lined with eager fisher-folk of all ages.  How to Fish for Smelts Rod-any kind Reel- Any kind but hubby…

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Just Us Coffee Roaster – Restaurant Review

Just Us Coffee Roaster – Restaurant Review

Recently, I met a friend for coffee at Just Us Coffee Cafe in Grand Pre.Just Us is a play on words-a group of good  friends believe that although they were without  substantial  assets they could still make a difference-making sure the brand they were creating stood for social justice. This company ushered in the fair trade coffee business in the Valley in 1995. The head office and roastery is  located in the same building, as well as a small coffee…

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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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Guzzle and Gorge in Port Williams

Guzzle and Gorge in Port Williams

Port Williams is a small village that doesn’t know it’s small. According to Wikipedia,the population hovers around 1,100. The area was initially populated by Mi’kmaq, Acadians, and Planters-the Acadian influence evident by the nearby dykes. The village perches on the northern shore of the Cornwallis River-named after  Edward Cornwallis, first governor of Nova Scotia. In the days of sail, the Cornwallis served as a very busy waterway,  bringing ships into the port to be loaded with local  goods destined for faraway places such as…

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The Beautiful Cabot Trail, Cape Breton

The Beautiful Cabot Trail, Cape Breton

  Personally, I think the best time to tour the Cabot Trail is once the leaves turn color, but recently we took the opportunity to introduce some friends from Holland to it’s beauty. We were only joining them for part of the trip,so we picked up the RV they had booked at CanaDream in Waverly, and headed out. Day One We only made it to Port Hood-and only stopped there because it was the closest thing we could find for…

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The Mighty Bay of Fundy

The Mighty Bay of Fundy

Nova Scotia’s Mighty Bay of Fundy:  Nova Scotia, My Heart and My Home   Years ago, as a newly wed, my husband was offered an interview with a company in British Columbia. That interview hinted at wonderful opportunities and a good life. How did I take this exciting news? I cried. I cried for days at the very thought of moving from Nova Scotia. Finally, my husband cancelled the interview.   And, after all this time, I still wouldn’t want…

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Malagash’s Blue Sea Beach Provincial Park

Malagash’s Blue Sea Beach Provincial Park

My plan was to go to the  beach.Malagash’s Blue Sea Beach specifically. That was my plan. And I got there, although not to laze around on the sand in the sun. It wasn’t that kind of day. It was  a day for exploring. Everyday is a day for exploring, isn’t it? Rain,wind snow, everyday lends itself to some kind of unknown adventure, be it low key or thrilling. Today was low key. What was once privately owned farmland,Malagash’s Blue Sea…

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