Brier Island: Whale Tales and So Much More!

I’ve always wanted to get out and go whale watching.  Knowing that we have the opportunity to do it now and are unsure of when the opportunity will arise again we took the leap (and ferries) to Brier Island, Nova Scotia.  They’ve got a reputation as the best whale watching around. Continue reading “Brier Island: Whale Tales and So Much More!”

We Found Dory! Our Dory Day on the South Shore

The importance of the humble Dory to the history of Eastern Canada is undeniable.  They were a way of life for thousands of fisherman and helped create the fishery as we know it today.  The Dories were carried on large schooners (think Bluenose).  Fisherman then climbed in and were lowered into the water to venture out, fish for the day and return to the ship.  It was dangerous work for many reasons.  If a man were to go overboard there was usually only one person to help get him back in, and in the frigid North Atlantic, hypothermia sets in quickly.   Tragically, despite painting the boats bright Continue reading “We Found Dory! Our Dory Day on the South Shore”

Lockeport, Nova Scotia “Feels like my Heart is Home”

Michelle Held stated it perfectly when she said

“Don’t grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you loved the beach”

My not-so-secret love affair with Nova Scotia is as old as I am.  In case you’re keeping track that continues to be 29 years for the third year in a row.  There’s nothing I don’t absolutely love about Nova Scotia.  The scenery amazes me each time we’re there.  My mind never gets used to it.  Every time I see the waves cresting upon the pristine sand beaches Continue reading “Lockeport, Nova Scotia “Feels like my Heart is Home””

Our Nova Scotia Bucket List for 2016

We’re so hoping to be able to have the opportunity to travel East again this summer!  I’ve compiled a list of the attractions that we haven’t done yet as a family and would love to check out!  I haven’t traveled to Cape Breton since I was a kid myself and remember the wonder that struck me even then.  We’re hoping to get in some hiking, beach going, playing, exploring Continue reading “Our Nova Scotia Bucket List for 2016”