Waterways and Sandy Beaches to Wake-up Your Travel Bug

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Canada, Destinations, Featured, Malaysia, Spain, Thailand, Thailand | 4 comments

Nothing inspires the travel bug in me more than a photo of a beautiful waterway/white sandy beach. When I find blog posts featuring water I am always eager to read them. Perhaps it’s because I grew up in Nova Scotia…”Canada’s Ocean Playground”, where the North Atlantic is only moments away, and white sand beaches are the norm. Red sand isn’t far away either. Exploring Lisa GoodMuphy’s Prince Edward Island’s Pinterest board gave me the idea for this post. “The Island” as we Maritimers call it, with its warm beaches, and great seafood is a favorite vacation destination for many. When I was home last summer I didn’t make it to “The Island”, but I did spend a few days on Nova Scotia’s “Sunrise Trail”. Here the beaches are red, and warm. Nova Scotia and P.E.I. share the warm Gulf Strem flowing by.

Rusthon Beach on Nova Scotia’s Sun Rise Trail, where the sand is red and the water is warm. During low tide you can walk out for what seems like miles.


Rushton Beach, Marshville, Nova Scotia

You don’t even have to leave the city to experience the awesomeness of the North Atlanic. This is Sir Sandford Flemming Park, called “The Dingle” by locals; a quick drive from where I grew up.

Early Evening at the Dingle, Halifax, Nova Scotia

And there are the picture perfect views from Halifax’s Point Pleasant Park.

Lone Kyacker

Halifax Harbour

Since leaving Nova Scotia in 2000, I have always spent at least a few weeks of every year basking in the sun of some of the finest beaches that South East Asia has to offer.

Sun rise at Hua Hin Beach in Thailand. The Royal Family spend their summers in Hua Hin.


Fisherman Walking, Hua Hin Beach


How about the beautiful white sands of Thailand’s Koh Lanta for some inspiration?


On the Beach, Koh Lanta, Thailand


Of course, there is always the beaches and waterways of Europe. The last time I was on a European beach I would would have been 19 years old. That was Spain’s Costa Del Sol. I know I have photos of that trip stored somewhere on another continent. My memories of that adventure are fond ones and I want to explore more of Spain’s Costa’s in the not too distant future.


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Have you you been inspired by any of Spain’s Costas? Which one would you recommend?


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  1. Oh wow! I love water and I especially love the sea or an ocean. These pics make me want to hop the plane right away. Luckily I get to be near water very soon… in Belize. Not quite the white sand/blue water like your picture in Koh Lanta I hear, but still very pretty I hope 🙂

    • Be sure to take lots of photos. Belize is on my list!

  2. I love Nova Scotia, but when my sister and I visited, we didn’t make time for P.E.I. In fact, we didn’t do beach time, other than driving along the coast in several places. Wish I lived closer so I could visit more often.

  3. Hi Vera…you have a good reason to go back 🙂

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