Welcome to week 355 (1/11/218) of Travel Photo Thursday. Since December 27th Annapolis Royal has been a snow lovers paradise. Yesterday was the first day since the 27th that we haven’t had snow. We even saw the sun and there was a well-deserved sunset to ooh and ah over. Today we hit a balmy 10C, and there’s lots of rain on the way. Some of it might even be freezing (ugh)! All these pressure systems have been playing havoc with my head, and I’ve pretty much had a headache every day for the past week. Thankfully, I had a break from that today. Enough of my moaning. I want to show you how pretty Annapolis Royal is in the snow and cold (think -17c).
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We had a real winter wonderland right outside my front door! I am so glad I don’t have to shovel.
However, I have had to clean and scrap my car on numerous occasions since December 27th. I can’t remember ever reminiscing about this. 🙂 However, there is a silver lining. Without my trusty car, I wouldn’t have the freedom I enjoy living in this beautiful tiny rural town.
I live a stone’s throw from Annapolis Royal’s Historic Gardens, recognized as one of the best gardens in the country, and although not open in the winter there is a delightful farmers market every Saturday morning. People are also welcome to wander around in the wintertime. The paths are not shoveled, so it is strictly at your own risk. I so love this setting.
My condo has four huge windows, and this shot was taken from the laundry room window at the height of one of our stormier days. One of my favourites of this series.
Yesterday (Wednesday) was the first time we have been treated to any amount of sunshine since December 27th. Mother Nature must have been in a benevolent mood yesterday. Not only sunshine but this fabulous sunset all in one day. How lucky were we, right? And, to make things even better we got above 0 celsius yesterday and today. At +10C today I could almost envision a stroll on the beach. Instead, I headed to the city to visit my amazing Dad. We had a lovely lunch and chatted away the afternoon. Our January thaw appears to be around for at least a little while. We’re expecting rain and freezing rain over the next few days. Hopefully, our snow will be history by Sunday.
If you’re a fan of winter, Nova Scotia is a fab winter destination. However, we don’t have big ski hills. We do have some small ones, though. You can also treat yourself to an oceanfront room in various places around the province and watch the North Atlantic as it unleashes its winter fury. Add the best seafood in the world and you’ve got all the “fixins” for a great winter holiday away from the bustling crowds.
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