Nova Scotia Journals

Out n About in Nova Scotia

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A September 2007 trip to Nova Scotia by hagnel2

Peggys Cove Photo, Halifax, Nova Scotia More Photos
Quote: A two week getaway reconnected me with family in this lovely province.

Out n About in Nova Scotia

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Overview

Rocks at Peggy's Cove Photo, Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia
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What can I say about this beautiful province that hasn’t already been said? Well I will try. In my opinion and having traveled in all our provinces I give this one my stamp of most scenic place with the friendliest of locals. Second only to Ireland on my list of places to spend quality relaxing getting away from the Hurley burly bustle and stress life sometimes throws at one. From the lovely Margaree Valley and upward through the Cape Breton Highlands National park you will enjoy breathtaking vistas. I particularly enjoyed the views from Cheticamp then through the Cape Breton Highlands National park to pleasant bay. There are over 27 marked hiking trails in the park, unfortunately...Read More

Peggy's Cove

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Attraction | "Peggy's Cove on the Lighthouse Trail"

Peggy's Cove Photo, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Our brief visit to this enchanting village made me forget that we live in a hustle bustle world, tranquil, rugged, an artist dream. Its magical atmosphere touched my soul and I am sure the souls of many visitors. Huge rugged boulders and a lighthouse perched on the edge of the roaring Atlantic transports one back to bye gone times when fishing and surviving among the granite coves and inlets must have been daunting to persecuted Europeans and countless other groups who made this area home.Peggy’s cove was our first stop on the lighthouse trail and we were lucky to visit off season, parking was a breeze with no waits for tables at the cafes. We had no tour buses to contend with i...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 13, 2008

Peggy's Cove
(45 minutes down the Halifax shoreline)
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

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Attraction | "Pier 21 Immigration Museum"

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Photo, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Meeting cousins and my aunt aged 89 was the highlight of my trip to the East coast. Weather was glorious and re connecting with folk that I hadn’t seen in forty years priceless. Quite a lot of our conversations covered family history and names of ships that brought my grandparents to Canada in 1923 and so on our way back home we detoured in order to visit Pier 21 in Halifax. Pier 21 was the landing place of thousands of immigrants and also the place that troops left for world war two, I had uncles and relatives that left in that war and thankfully all returned. My mother did not return. She left in 1935 to join my father in England, she died there nine years later and so this port w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 13, 2008

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
1055 Marginal Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P6
(902) 425 7770

Cabot Trail

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Attraction

Cabot Trail Photo, Peterborough, Ontario
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In 1497 explorer John Cabot claimed Cape Breton Island for the crown and it is in my opinion Cape Bretons most precious jewel. It is certainly apt that this wonderful natural wonder is named after this man who landed on the remote north corner of this coast. This particular part of the world is very dear to my heart because my mother was born and brought up here. forty years ago we spent a week in Sydney mines my mothers birthplace and the place where she met my dad married, and had three children. My father was 16 when he arrived in Cape Breton with his parents and siblings but he missed England and he and my mother returned leaving family and friends behind. Time constraints forty ye...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 14, 2008

Cabot Trail
Crepe Breton Island
Peterborough, Ontario
(902) 224-2306

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

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Attraction | "Lunenburg and Fisheries Museum"

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic Photo, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Lunenburg once home of the largest deep sea fishing fleet in the world and a UNESCO heritage site is also home to the famous Bluenose 11 an enduring symbol of Nova Scotia’s maritime spirit. We stopped here for lunch mainly to visit the Fisheries museum and to view the beautiful Bluenose. The picturesque town center, narrow steep streets, harbor and well preserved colonial buildings provide a very pleasant interlude and insight into Lunenburg’s fishing and sailing roots. I wished we had planned an overnight here, but there is always a next time. We had lunch at The Old Fish Factory Restaurant in the Fisheries museum and enjoyed the superb view of the harbor. The staff were very fri...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 16, 2008

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
68 Bluenose Drive
Halifax, Nova Scotia
(902) 634-4794