Nova Scotia

Five Reasons to Visit Halifax, Nova Scotia

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Canada, Destinations, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 25 comments

Halifax, Nova Scotia

This week I’m taking you to Halifax, Nova Scotia,  and five reasons why Halifax and Nova Scotia should be on your bucket list. Any of my readers here or on Facebook know that Halifax, Nova Scotia is home, and I’m a big advocate of why it is such a fab travel destination. Welcome to week 284 (06/30/2016) of Travel Photo Thursday, and Happy Canada Day! I arrive in Halifax on August 1st, which is Halifax Natal Day! Okay, so here’s why I think you should visit my city and my province. If you’re in town during the first three weeks in August, give me a shout!

 

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Theodore the Tugboat the in Halifax Harbour.

Theodore the Tugboat in Halifax Harbour, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia: Halifax Photo Essay

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Canada, Destinations, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 28 comments

Welcome to week 271 (3/31/2016) of Travel Photo Thursday. Halifax,Nova Scotia and home is on my mind tonight. I’m deep into the new semester, and that really will be my focus until the third week in June. This is also the time of year when I get a little homesick for Halifax. Even though we often have springs that are wet and cold, I  love them. Spring is just that time of the year when everything comes alive, and there is nothing prettier than springtime in my city. Today, I’m taking you on a little photo journey of the place I will always call home. Some of these photos have been posted before, and I think I managed to scare up a couple from my archives. Enjoy!

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Halifax is famous for its ice free scenic harbour. For the best views, take a ride on the Halifax-Dartmouth ferry. When I was a kid it cost a nickel, now you’re probably looking at 3 bucks. Go up top, for the best views.

 

Halifax Harbour from Pier 21

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Canada: Three Nova Scotia Comfort Foods

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Canada, Destinations, Food, Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 35 comments

It’s week 253 of Travel Photo Thursday, welcome! I’m still moaning over essays, but on a positive note, I am on schedule to be 100% essay free by Sunday! All this marking and the cold weather has me thinking of comfort food, and not just any comfort food. I’m craving three of my favorite Nova Scotia comfort foods.

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First there’s fishcakes and seafood chowder. I grew up on mom’s and dad’s, and, at 92, my dad still makes both of these dishes once in a while, and they are amazing. After my Dad’s, the best fishcakes and seafood chowder I’ve had in recent years was at the Train Station Inn in rural Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. I did not want this meal to end. Both the chowder and the fishcakes were seasoned perfectly, and the fish used in both dishes was over the top delicious.

 

Nova Scotia Seafood Chowder, and Nova Scotia Fish Cakes

Nova Scotia Delights

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Stunning Water Photos from Around the World

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in Canada, Czech - Prague, Destinations, Malaysia, Nova Scotia, Thailand, Travel Photo Thursday | 49 comments

Welcome to week 252 of Travel Photo Thursday (10/29/2015), and my apologies for being so late this week. My students submitted their 5 paragraph essays this week, and I now have the never ending task (or so it seems) to mark each and everyone! I love water, and I know I’m not alone. I don’t hesitate to get up before the crack of dawn with the hope of capturing that perfect sunrise over the water photo. If it’s a sunset over the water, I’ll stay until the sun is only a memory. This week I’m sharing with you some of my favorite water photos from around the globe.

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I’ve taken some beautiful water shots in my own home province of Nova Scotia.

Stunning Peggy’s Cove; obviously taken looking way from the lighthouse towards the village.

 

Peggy's Cove

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Nova Scotia: A Peggy’s Cove Encore

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 12 comments

This week we’re in beautiful Peggy’s Cove. Welcome to week 245 (10/09/2015) of Travel Photo Thursday.  This is the week that almost did not happen. I finally bit the bullet and sent my computer into be fixed. The computer tech that I trust is in another city, so that meant packaging it up and sending through the Post Office. I am typing this on my Lenova S10, with a screen less than 10 inches, painful! Apologies for such a short post. We should be back in full operation next week.

 

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Sometimes I find the great photos in my archives, and here is one of them. On top of it being buried way, it was taken with my iphone!

 

Peggy’s from a different angle. I love the blue of  the sky and ocean, and the buildings providing dots of color here and there. The village, and the entire area are protected, so nothing can change unless approved. Chances are you’ll never find a five star hotel on the rocks!

 

Peggy's Cove

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Nova Scotia: Why You Should Visit Peggy’s Cove Now

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 14 comments

Welcome to week 244 of Travel Photo Thursday.  The week here has been nothing short of intense. Settling into a new job that involves getting to know over a hundred personalities is no easy task. Enough of that!We’re heading to Nova Scotia this week, at least virtually, and specifically, to the iconic Peggy’s Cove.

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Whether you’re standing on the rocks at Peggy’s breathing in the distinctive smell of the North Atlantic, or admiring the quaint village harbor lined with pretty as a picture fishing boats, time will stand still, at least for a few moments. Sadly there is a dark side to Peggy’s Cove. Every year there are deaths or close calls as visitors get swept off the rocks into the frigid waters. Many people pay little heed to the warning signs, and don’t understand the meaning of rogue waves. One of the latest tragedies has the government rethinking how to keep visitors safe. I’m sceptical that this will happen immediately, but there is talk of erecting fences to keep visitors out of harms way. I cannot imagine a barricaded Peggy’s Cove, and here’s hoping that the government will find more innovative and visually appealing ways to protect those who want to experience the beauty and inspiration she has to offer.

These views should never have to compete with a fence.

 

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada

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