It started out a busy Saturday morning dropping my wife Sara and daughter Lienna off to her dance recital rehearsal. Next, it was off to the "Truro Farmers' Market ":http://www.trurofarmersmarket.org/ where Jaden's school choir had been asked to sing. Our Saturday morning routine typically involved cartoons and a trip to town to get groceries before noon, so we were destined to try something different!
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.
We have all chuckled at the thought of what a Scotsman does (or doesn't) wear under their kilt. I also often wondered what they carry in their sporrans (the little black leather pouch worn around their waist). Well, it seems that traditional Scottish Highlanders in battle often carried a little sack of oatmeal in these little pouches. They would then mix some of the oatmeal with water and place the mixture on their shields which they used as a plate and cook the two ingredients over the campfire. The final product was known as the "Scottish Oatcake". These oatcakes were also known as the bread of Scotland dating back at least as far as the 14th century.
On a cool Tuesday morning, Brendan and I left Halifax for Pictou. This three day trip would take us from Pictou to Antigonish and then along the Marine Drive to Guysborough. Our first stop was at a gas station near Westville to fill up on coffee and egg sandwiches before taking the Harvey A. Veniot Causeway into Pictou. This causeway begins in Abercrombie and crosses the Northumberland Strait to Brown's Point. We took West River Road and then Church Street before arriving at the waterfront. It was my first time laying eyes on the Hector, a replica of one of the earliest ships to bring Scottish settlers to that area. Just seeing this fantastic tall ship is enough to make me feel like I was in a time warp, back in the age of sail. The rest of the waterfront is scenic and filled with various sites including the Hector Heritage Quay, a living-history attraction.
Full-bodied and lusty, with a hint of impulsiveness...no, this is not how I'd describe myself (...close though). This is the description of the newest wine I had the privilege of tasting recently at Jost Vineyards in Malagash called "4 Skins". It wasn't until I said the name out loud that my face actually turned the color of this fine beverage.