Sometimes agreeing on an activity that all will enjoy can be difficult. But in our case I was amazed at how little discussion was involved in making our decision. It was unanimous. We must go tidal bore river rafting!
I was distracted by the incredible view and quickly forgot that my life was temporarily in Sara’s hands. Quite literally, the most extreme tides in the world were right below us. The tides have carved an absolute masterpiece of shoreline here and I was compelled to take as many pictures as possible.
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Every now and again an opportunity comes along that you just can’t pass up. I was offered the sweet gig of hosting three travel writers on a five-day adventure along Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy. The itinerary involved Mi’kmaq legends, dinosaurs and fossils, sea kayaking, a coalmine tour, a visit to a maple sugar camp, tidal bore river rafting, great food and accommodations and even rug hooking!
Back in May on Mother's Day weekend, I wanted to do something special for my wife Sara (mother of our two beautiful children) and of course for my own mother and mother in-law. With my mom and mother in-law both living almost 2 hours away in the Annapolis Valley, I knew the logistics could pose a challenge. So I began to carefully plan the ultimate weekend. Our destination was Shangri-la! Well...Shangri-la Cottages in Burntcoat Head to be exact.
While this historic beacon is open only from May through to October, it didn't stop us exploring the area surrounding it. The Walton Lighthouse is one of the few that can still be entered and climbed in Nova Scotia. So wile we missed out on the 20 foot climb to the top of the light, we were still able to enjoy the external view, and a wonderful sense of peace in the presence of this historic light.