Blogs from Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada, North America


North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Annapolis Valley September 17th 2019

So, I know its been a while, but we had lousy internet for 3 days and I couldn't get anything out. We are still in Nova Scotia. Tomorrow we drive into New Brunswick. When we flew from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia I got a good view of the country. It is heavily wooded and has hundreds of lakes. On the ground there is no way you could go for a walk in the woods because it is so thick. Also there are hundreds of coves along the coast. Some are a hundred yards deep and others go on for up to a mile. We left Lunenburg on Thursday and stopped off at Blue Rock Cove. Its another small fishing village. It has a lot of slate by the water, hence the name. We then drove to ... read more
Cape Forchu Lighthouse
Rocks by the lighthouse

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Annapolis Valley August 31st 2016

Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia wine country 31 August 2016 We stopped at Windsor on the way to the Annapolis Valley and popped into the Visitors Centre. Wow, were they full of helpful information and maps. It was great talking to them about the area as well as the Annapolis Wine Region. We learned that Windsor was settled in 1685 by the Acadian French, who built a network of dikes along the rivers. It has always been a meeting place, first for the Mi’kmaqs, then the Acadians, and later the English gentry. Windsor became a permanent English settlement in 1749. Its strategic location prompted the British to build Fort Edward. The Blockhouse which we saw, is the only structure remaining from the original Fort and it is the oldest structure of its kind in North America. Fort ... read more
Happy Birthday Tom xx
Burlington for lunch (10)
Burlington for lunch (13)

Saturday, May 28 Kentville It was not hard to leave site #13 at Mountain Top Cottages/Campground because the day before a family with a dog and two kids moved into #12. The kids were running around and the woman did not pick up after her dog. Happy to leave the place before a stepping-into-dog-poo incident occured! I remembering to bring back the electrical plug converter. The standing plugs at the camp sites are designed for the big RV's so i Have bought myself such a plug for $4.50 ... will surely run into similar plugs in other campsites during the next few months. ...drove into Annapolis Royal to attend the Farmers' Market. What a treat ... first breakfast... a $5 sweet from the German Bakery ... I am amazed that they are in business... all their ... read more
Library in City Hall
Such Hookers - Such Artistes

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Annapolis Valley September 7th 2015

After we left Larry's this morning, we stopped for coffee in what looked to be a quaint coffee shop in a little village. It was empty except for a couple playing crib, he in his pajamas and she, in a dirty, oversized T-shirt. We looked around for someone who could help us and realized that they were the owners. Scratching herself, she finally got up and poured us each a cup of weak coffee to go. "What do you think of these colours?", she asked, holding up a scarf that she had been crocheting. "They're nice", I lied. There was a mishmash of many colours. "People give me their leftover yarn", she said. "I have enough to last till I'm 300." As we left, we heard her smokey cackle behind us and we decided that the ... read more
Statue of Samuel Champlain
Grave at Fort Anne
Low tide at Halls Harbour

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Annapolis Valley August 3rd 2013

We had a nice relaxing ride from Cape Breton to Grand Pre. We seem to always arrive at our destination at 6:30. Tonight we arrived at our little hotel in Grand Pre and were just too tired to travel for dinner so we had vodka, chips and granola bars. lol. Our meager meal just added to our sense of adventure. I am so glad that Hank and I are able to just roll (at the same time) when we need to. The Bay of Fundy is just incredible. The tide can change by 80 feet. We stoppedat an inlet on the Minas Basin today to see a little light house. A volunteer guide told os the Basin used to be a busy sea port. The big ships would come in at high tide and would be ... read more

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Annapolis Valley March 5th 2012

Trailing Along The Glooscap and The Evangeline Trails As we drove westward from Charlottetown to Wolfville after spending too few days on the Gentle Island (Check out our blog: Prince Edward Island Days), our first stop on the northern shores of Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy, was Truro to grab a bite to eat and see the Tidal Bore, a wave of water that moves upriver against the current of the Salmon River twice daily as a result of the incoming Bay of Fundy tides. Unfortunately, timing is critical when it comes to seeing the Tidal Bore and since we still had a long day of driving ahead of us to get to Wolfville, we continued on our merry way since Truro was no more than a pit stop with lots of fast food joints. Stops ... read more
The Bailey House
Acadia University Campus, Wolfville
Beauty of Wolfville

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Annapolis Valley August 6th 2010

Nice sunny day!!! We had fun at the Fisheries Museum. I tried to get in for the children's price but they didn't believe me. I tried to prove it by playing with the crabs, scallops and star fish in the "touch me tank." Margaret made me behave myself. In return I made her to crawl into a lobster trap. After that it was onwards to Annapolis Royal and a visit to Port-Royal. This is Canada's oldest settlement and was actually attacked by settlers from Jamestown, Virginia back in 1613.... read more
Lobster Margaret
Me at Lunch

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Annapolis Valley July 21st 2010

Port Royale Habitation is an old fort reproduction of Canada's first permanent settlement. The Annapolis Valley is gorgeous. This is where the Acadians lived for 200 years before the English deported most of them and stole their land ... read more

Hey folks! I know I haven't kept up with my blog as much as I would have liked, but it's too late now! I'm leaving tomorrow at 5pm out of Fredericton and flying to Toronto, on to Amsterdam and then lastly to Accra. I promise to try my hardest to keep you updated as much as possible, if not, I'll be keeping a journal to fill you in on my return. I love you all, you have no idea what your support means to me! Much love, kate.... read more

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Annapolis Valley September 23rd 2009

Brier Island NS Setting sail from Yarmouth NS in beautiful sunny weather, our intention was to set sail to Grand Manan Island NB via the Brier Island pass. Not even an hour out of Yarmouth we sailed into very heavy fog, lasting the duration of our sail and making the approach to Brier Island a very challenging one. Not to forget that in the passage of Brier Island, when not in slack tide, there are currents between 7 & 9 knots. With radar on and keeping a close watch, we slowly entered the passage and made way for the Town port in order to take refuge until the heavy fog lifted, after which we would once again set sail to Grand Manan... Well as we always say.... Sailing plans are made in Jello... Saling are ... read more
Brier Island NS
Brier Island Seals!

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