Nova Scotia Blogs
Water bonding is a part of life for those in Southwest Nova Scotia. Residents either pursue the honourable profession of fishing, have a relative who does, or they've got a small boat of their own that that they like to paddle or motor about in.
Just a few minutes from the Armdale Rotary in Halifax, you can visit an interesting location where you can learn about Halifax's military history and where you can spend a few hours roaming the coastline.
I'm talking about York Redoubt, a National Historic Site, which is mostly a self-guided tour of the site. I decided to drop in on a foggy & windy day during shoulder season to check out the sights.
The spring melt has arrived. Rivers all across Nova Scotia are peaking, so it's time to get on the river and have some fun!
Nova Scotia really is the spirit of the perfect road trip. Around every turn is something new to discover. Whether it's a vibrant seaside town, the perfect spot to get ice cream, a one-of-a-kind shop, or a beautiful sandy beach, you're bound to find something you'll love. All you need to do is hop in the car, turn on your perfect road trip playlist, roll the windows down and go explore all that Nova Scotia has to offer.
While we've created some of our own road trips, we know there's still more discover. You don't have to take our word for it - we've asked our Facebook community for their ideas and they've given us some great ideas for road trips to take all year long.
I am so looking forward to everything that's going on in Cape Breton this summer! It'll be a busy summer, jam packed with fun and culture. I can't wait for the summer weather so we can get out and enjoy everything Cape Breton has to offer!
What I'm really looking forward to is taking in some of the events at Colaisde Na Gàidhlig, also known as The Gaelic College to us non-Gaelic speakers. This year, the Gaelic College is celebrating their 75th anniversary with a week full of entertainment and activities from June 30 to July 6, 2013.
Yarmouth is home to the man who holds the Canadian record for hiding the most geocaches. Ervin Olsen (Ervined) likes to think of them as 1,213 different adventures and he takes pride in where he places his geocaches. He also has a particular goal in mind when he decides where to place them: helping geocachers discover more about the Yarmouth area.
Winter reared its ugly head twice last week with early Spring storms that brought 40+ centimetres of snow to Cape Breton. While most of us complained about this, the latest blow from Mother Nature, ski enthusiasts rejoiced... and rushed to the hill!
Now to be honest, I'm not a big fan of cold weather so the extra layers of the white stuff was not a happy occurrence for me. But, we embraced what is left of winter and headed to Ski Ben Eoin for the day. Only 20 minutes from Sydney, we were at the hill in no time.
After the February Blizzard of 2013, I decided to grab my snowshoes and head out for a quick trek at Oakfield Provincial Park.
The first time I went downhill skiing was when I was about 10 years old on a grade 5 class trip to Ski Martock. The only exposure to the sport that I had prior to that was what I had watched on CBC sports. After literally being drug up the hill clinging to the t-bar I chose to totally disregard the snow plow technique taught to us in our group lesson and I proceeded to shoot down the hill the way I saw the pros do it on TV. It felt like the steepest and longest bunny hill ever! But thankfully I had mastered the fine art of wiping out at a young age and managed to survive my first skiing experience to try a few more times before reaching my mid-twenties.