looking out from Cape Split

looking out from Cape Split

 
 Sonia wearing the  St. Margaret’s  earrings

Sonia wearing the St. Margaret’s earrings

 
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 tidepools

tidepools

Nova Scotia isn’t far from my home in Maine. We went on a family vacation there when I was a kid. I remember the ferry ride, and running through a giant field of grass on a cliff near the ocean. We stayed in a cute cabin with a tire swing, and that summer I learned what ticks were. I always wanted to go back and visit, and was excited to plan a trip there with Sonia, as her family lives in Halifax.

 
 the  Grand Pré Opal  and  Ridge  rings

the Grand Pré Opal and Ridge rings

 
 Gulls at Cape Split

Gulls at Cape Split

 

We spent the rest of the week closer to Halifax, in Terence Bay, Duncan’s Cove and Crystal Crescent Beach. In Maine, much of the southern coastline is very built up, so it was really fun to be able to just drive for a half hour and be on a quiet coastal trail, with no one in sight.

 
 the lighthouse at Terence Bay

the lighthouse at Terence Bay

 
 Cape Split

Cape Split

 

We drove across the island to Cape Split, and walked the beautiful coastal trail that overlooked the Bay of Fundy. On the way back we stopped at Blomidon to see the red cliffs. And past the Grand Pré, a small community and a historic site.

 
 the cliffs at Blomidon

the cliffs at Blomidon

 

Next time we go back, I want to stay for a week in the cabin in Terence Bay…

Read more about the trip here.

 
 in the fog

in the fog

 Sonia in the fog in Terence Bay

Sonia in the fog in Terence Bay

 
 along a coastal trail

along a coastal trail

 
 the  Terence ,  Beacon , and  Mitla  rings

the Terence, Beacon, and Mitla rings

 
Beachcombing in Terence Bay
 
 the skiff at Terence Bay

the skiff at Terence Bay