Nova Scotia

Historic Gardens, Annapolis Royal: A Late Autumn Photo Walk

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 20 comments

Historic Gardens

 

Historic Gardens, Annapolis Royal

 

The Historic Gardens in Annapolis Royal are a popular tourist destination. Although now closed for the season, the gates to the Historic Gardens remain open and you can wander around at your own risk. Even in the late autumn with few blooms, I found the gardens enchanting. Welcome to week 349 (11/28/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday. Apologies for not publishing last Thursday. Indy and I moved into our condo on Wednesday, so it was (and continues to be) a busy and fun time of getting settled into our new home.

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Upon entering you see these three welcoming benches and fire pit. The garden hosts a winter market on Saturdays, so I am assuming that the fire pit is lit during the market to help shoppers stay a little warmer when the air is nippy.

 

Historic Gardens, Annapolis Royal

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McCulloch House Museum and Genealogy Centre in Pictou Nova Scotia

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 9 comments

McCulloch House Museum

 

McCulloch House Museum, Pictou, Nova Scotia

 

I recently did an interesting and insightful wander through the McCulloch House Museum operated by the Pictou County Geneology and Heritage Society. Welcome to week 348 (10/26/2017) of  Travel Photo Thursday. Sorry I missed last week. My blood pressure is acting up, so had to cut down on my computer time. Come along as we visit the McCulloch House Museum and learn more about Pictou’s and Nova Scotia’s Scottish roots.

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Since my temporary relocation to Pictou, “Birth Place of  New Scotland”, I have gone by the sign and road leading to this museum at least once a day, every day.  Finally, I decided to find out what it was all about and was surprised to find the museum driveway as soon as I turned onto the street. For some weird reason, I thought I’d probably drive a bit before arriving.

There are two buildings on the grounds. The Pictou County Geneology Center is the first building. Here you can discover your Scottish roots, and they boast a lovely Scottish themed gift shop. If you’re looking for your Clan’s tartan Coat-of-Arms, there’s a good chance you can find them here. I did do a bit of sleuthing about my own Scottish background but quickly realized that it’s a time-consuming endeavor. I’ll go back on another day when I have more time.

Scots began to emigrate to Canada in 1770, and to Pictou in 1773 with the arrival of the Ship Hector. If you think you may have roots going back to Canada’s Scottish emigrants this is a good place to start your research. The staff is friendly and helpful, and you can even hire them to help you find your long lost ancestors.

 

McCulloch House Museum, Pictou, Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia: New Glasgow Farmer’s Market

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 8 comments

New Glasgow Farmer’s Market

This past weekend we had a fab time at the weekly New Glasgow Farmer’s Market. Welcome to week 345 of Travel Photo Thursday. My apologies for last weeks absence, but Indy and I continue to live the vagabond lifestyle. Last week we were in a lovely New Glasgow apartment with no Internet and my trusty old laptop refused to connect to the public library Wifi. We are back in Pictou this week with both a Wifi connection and a brand new computer.

Wherever I am in the world markets are always at the top of my list. Come along as we enjoy this Nova Scotia gem; the New Glasgow Farmer’s Market.

 

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If you’re driving you are in luck. The parking lot is located steps away from the market buildings. It’s free, and there’s no shortage of spaces. The building on the right is the permanent building and the white domed building is a tent and is closed once the weather becomes too nippy. None of the vendors I spoke to had an exact date, but it probably depends on the temperatures. We’re having an exceptionally mild fall (think swimming in the ocean end of September), so if this keeps up both buildings could be open for a while yet. The market is open every Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm. If I was coming here in the winter months I would double check on their website just to be sure. You’ll also find a list of vendors.

 

New Glasgow Framer's Market

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Jaw-Dropping Sunset Shots From Around the World

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Budapest, Destinations, Egypt, Hungary, Malaysia, Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 18 comments

Sunset Shots

Who doesn’t love to capture jaw-dropping sunset shots? Welcome to week 336 (7/13/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday. I am in the midst of purging, shipping, and selling seventeen years of my life as Indy and I get ready to make the move back to Canada on August 8th. Please enjoy a few of the amazing sunset shots I’ve taken in my travels over the years.

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LaHave River Sunset Shot

My home province of Nova Scotia is no stranger to some amazing sunsets. I took this shot from the deck of a ferry as we made the short crossing. This was a gorgeous end to a picture perfect day on the province’s South Shore.

 

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