"I hear an ambulance coming," the lady at the counter says, raising her head to listen. The pen she is holding remains still in her hand, hovering mid-air. My head swivels around. "I don't hear anything..." I don't get the words out of my mouth before the sirens become audible. "Someone must have fallen off... Continue Reading →
I know I am late publishing this year's countdown. I truly struggled with choosing between places where the landscape in front of me is jaw-dropping, and cultural locations where the line between lore and history is so faint it is indiscernible. I decided to compromise. This year is about centre locations and why you should... Continue Reading →
Fog hovers low over the area shrouding the bay and upper part of the cape. As I exit the truck a raven is cawing repetitively from the top of a spruce tree. He jumps from his perch and flies away as I disturb the peace by shutting the driver's-side door. I turn my head and watch... Continue Reading →
Map points of Interest My first impression is wow what a pretty place. The campground attendant suggests I go have a drive around, choose the campsite I want and then come back and settle up. They currently only have three campers in the park, so I can have my pick of spots. "You can have a... Continue Reading →
Map I open the door and stand in front of the lady behind the tourist information desk, looking at her but pointing behind me. "The sign outside says I can climb to the top of the lighthouse for free, is this correct?" "It certainly is, the whole park is free," she replies. I head... Continue Reading →
This was taken last Saturday. I stopped at the Nova Scotia welcome center on Fort Lawrence road in Amherst, Nova Scotia. Jacob was kind enough to pose for a photo and puff out a tune for the crowd. More to follow I am off exploring.
Map, points of interest. Part 7 After exiting the road from Economy Falls, I feel relieved to be on solid pavement, but the short hike had just whetted my appetite, leaving me wanting more. With the Five Islands Provincial Park not open till June, I decide to check out the recommendation from the lady at the... Continue Reading →
Map of points of Interest around Cape Chignecto Nova Scotia Part 6 The lady at the gas station had warned me, "It is a long way into the falls on a narrow dirt road." As I turned off the Glooscap Trail, I see a sign that states Economy Falls 8 km. I reset my odometer... Continue Reading →