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  • Beaches,  Biking,  Camping,  Hiking & Walking,  Kayaking,  Nova Scotia,  Paddle and Play,  Play

    26 Nova Scotia Day Trips From A to Z

    I think Nova Scotia is one of th best places to live and explore – I live here and I love it. I want  to share with you some of my favorite Nova Scotia Day Trips A to  Z to start you off on your adventures here. A- Advocate Harbour- I love Advocate Harbour.The scenery is stunning and NovaShores Adventures tours is definitely on my bucket list. Cape d’Or Lighthouse is a steep down hill stroll from the parking lot, but you can grab  a meal or even stay overnight. Please  note that restaurant hours are subject to change without notice so please call ahead 1-902-670-8314 or email at [email protected] (or…

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    10 Tidbits for Tubing the Gaspereau River

    Tubing is on my list this summer. Of course it’s been on my list for the last few summers, but have I gotten there?? Nooooo. Its a hella fun thing to do and if you haven’t tried it, I suggest you put it on your Summer To Do List. Here are some tips for the newbies out there.. 10 Tips for Tubing the Gaspereau River  Join this private Facebook  Group.  This is run by the owner of King of the River Tube Rentals and she is in regualr contact with Nova Scotia Power. She posts when the river is up and running or down. Down means you will walk the…

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    Bay of Fundy,  Beaches,  Biking,  Hiking & Walking,  Play

    My 7 Wonders of Nova Scotia

    InI recently stumbled across an old  CBC  article listing the 7 Wonders of Nova Scotia, as part of a greater 7 Wonders of Canada. These were: Peggy’s Cove Annapolis Royal Elizabeth LeFort’s Hooked Rugs The Halifax Public Gardens Oak Island (treasure) Fortress of  Louisbourg The criteria  was thus: Essential ‘Canadian-ness’ – historically significant, character filled, valued Originality/uniqueness of the pitch and place Spectacular physical site or amazing human creation Ability to inspire Canada is  indeed beautiful, from sea to shining sea. And it was a tough job to choose just  7 from Nova Scotia, studying nominations, online voting and adherence to criteria. I get that. And I get that everyone…

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    Join my new Wild in Nature membership program

    Friends, I’d like to introduce my new membership program-Wild in Nature- something I have been thinking about for about a year. For 14.99 plus tax you have free access to online courses and  plus discounts on specialty hikes and retreats ( all regular hikes will remain free ) Its great for those of you who want to meet new people  and have  folks to do things with-that’s us. No We will have online learning opportunities at least once a month, on subjects such as caring  for you hiking gear, how to choose the right hiking shoes, getting your bike ready for the season, etc. Please note: The outings and events…

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  • Bay of Fundy,  Beaches,  Play

    How to Walk on the Ocean Floor

    Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know that the Bay of Fundy’s Minas Basin has the highest tides in the world. Twice in a 24 hour period, these mighty tide rush in (as fast as a running horse ) to cover the ocean floor and lap  greedily the base of cliffs. I’ve been blessed to live near this briney water  my entire life. I learned to swim in it. I’ve fished smelts (yuck) flounder, striped bass. I’ve walked kilometers along the ocean floor, too. Walking on the ocean floor is  a relaxing pastime for many. Depending, of course, on the tide times. This is the most important piece…

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