Nova Scotia ~ Forges, Folkart and Fall Foilage

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All our plans came together in an explosion of fall colour throughout Nova Scotia. But nowhere was it as stunning as Cape Breton Island. The weather cooperated precisely and our timing was right on.

Besides following the obligatory Cabot Trail route we made our way to a few remote spots such as Meat Cove in the far north, Sherbrooke Pioneer Village and lessor visited areas such as Kejimkujik National Park.
Although we would spend nearly a full month exploring this province one thing became quite clear, you would need far more time to see it proper – a lifetime perhaps. Nova Scotia certainly does have much to offer and I would highly recommend the experience.

This also marks the most easternly point of Venturetour 2006. Once we rounded the southwestern “French Shore” at Shag Harbour, we began our long journey back toward the prairies and our beloved Rocky Mountains.

We decided to return to Ontario through the U.S. via Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and even a little bit of New York state. (That will be on the next posting). Hope you enjoy this small sample of images from the nearly 3500 kilometers we covered in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton and as always I welcome your comments.

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Our Nova Scotia route.

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Our Cape Breton route.

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Hall’s Harbour NS

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Quirky colourful concrete cottages from the 1920’s. (Near Hall’s Harbour)
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Folkart in front of Avard and Judy Brydon’s Home. Black Rock NS.

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Scarcrow Festival, Mahone Bay NS

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That’s our neice Tammie Creed, she joined us for a week in Cape Breton.

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Maritime Museum, Lunenburg

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Lunenburg

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Swissair 111 memorial, near Peggy’s Cove

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Peggy’s Cove

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Folkart encrusted house.

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Sherbrooke Pioneer Village

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Hydrofoil, Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Beddeck NS

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Cabot Trail

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Celtic Colour

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Pleasant Bay

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North America’s only single malt whisky distillery.

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Near Mabou NS, home of the Rankin Family.

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Share the road.

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Big Fiddle. Sydney NS

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Halifax Waterfront.

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Alexander Keith’s Brewery, Halifax

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Titanic Gravestones, Halifax.

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Chester Harbour

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Burying ground near Kejimkujik National Park.

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With Judy Brydon at Kejimkujik National Park.

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Images from Kejimkujik National Park.

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Shelburne Harbour

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Wooden boat shop, Shelburne circa early 1800’s.

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Sunset on the French Shore. Time to head West.

Comments

  1. Lynda
    October 26th, 2006 | 6:08 am

    Wow….Nova Scotia is awesome in the fall! What wonderful images….you definitely have an eye for the details.
    Looking forward to seeing you all on your trip back to the West.

    Lynda, Dale, Corey & Hunter

  2. Ron
    October 29th, 2006 | 10:53 pm

    I have been to every province in Canada – and I agree, Nova Scotia is truly exceptional. Great photography! – Ron

  3. Helene Halperin
    July 26th, 2009 | 11:54 pm

    Your photos and commentary are wonderful, and have given me a real feeling of what Nova Scotia looks and feels like. It has heightened my anticipation of the trip we will be going on in September 2009. We’ll stay with freinds who have a home at Cap le Moine, near Cheticamp.
    I only hope that we’ll see some fall color, but we’ll be there in late September, not October. Any chance there will be much color at that time, or is it too early? Any ideas on good places to sample the local food?

    Thanks again for a great web site!

    Helene

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