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  •  Bay St. Lawrence, Meat Cove and Hideaway

    This Blog has tales of 3 different areas located in the Highlands of Cape Breton including Meat Cove or the end of the earth-  isolation at its finest.

  • Point Prim Lighthouse

    Point Prim Lighthouse

    A visit to the oldest and only brick lighthouse on PEI, lovingly restored.

  • Red River and Pleasant Bay

    This image of Pleasant bay is not all you will find in this area or this article. Read more by clicking this link.

  • St. Peters & Battery Point

    Our story about what you will find when visiting St Peters Provincial Park and St. Peter's Canal.

  • Wood Islands Lighthous

    Step back in time in this wonderful well kept Lighthouse. The views from there are fantastic and you can watch the Ferry come and go.

  • North Cape PEI visual of the wind

    Visiting North Cape PEI will take your breath away. Read why on this blog.

  • Orwell Corner Historic Village - PEI

    Orwell Corner is a must see when visiting PEI. Plan to spend the day. It is amazing.

  • Heritage Boat Launch - Canada Day 2017

    Heritage Boat Launch - Louisbourg Nova Scotia, The story around how it all came about. 

  • Panmure Island Lighthouse

    Panmure Island Lighthouse

    Another one of PEI’s charming lighthouses.

  • West Point Lighthouse at the end of the boardwalk at Cedar Dunes Provincial Park

    West Point Lighthouse & Inn along with the fabulous beach are a must see.

  • Fundy Ecotour

    So much to see on this exciting trip on the Fundy Shore Eco-tour

  • Our Victoria Day Long Weekend

    A little story of our trip along the Fundy coast and some of the interesting things we saw.

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Our warm up trip to South Mountain Park Campground

Well we are off again. Leaving today to Camp at South Mountain Park Campground located on the #12 Hwy just a few kilometers from Kentville headed to New Ross.

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We are excited to see the campground with the largest campground pool in Nova Scotia as well as the local tourist attractions.

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Tomorrow we plan to take a run to check out New Ross Farm which is down the road a ways.

We are told it is a fantastic place to go. I am sure New Ross Farm Museum will be a subject in Karen's blog for sure.

We Love Breakfast!

Gary and I love going out for breakfast! So what better way to kick off early spring then going for a ride and "do" breakfast.

Easter Weekend we headed to Digby, Nova Scotia and heading into Digby we found Josie's Place, with a front sign all day breakfast. It doesn't get better than that so we took a chance and Josie's Place turned out to be an excellent choice. A good breakfast menu, prices seemed a little high until we realized the price included coffee or tea (refills on the coffee). The food and service is great Murals at Josies Place Restaurant

Wood carvings  Tracie DugasFrom the outside it looks like the usual diner but inside, the restaurant is bright and well decorated with brightly painted murals on the walls of fishing boats and water-- Digby is about the scallop fishing.  Also unique are the original whimsical wood carvings created by Tracie Dugas  Weymouth NS.    

 Drop by and try it out!

 Yesterday, on a roll with breakfast we stopped in at the Capital Pub in Middleton Nova Scotia. We have visited here before numerous times for supper and our first time for breakfast. Originally the movie theater, Capital Pub remembers its beginnings with a sketched mural of old film stars and an old style projector as you enter the pub section (there is also a restaurant area). We enjoy the ambiance of the pub with its propane stove blazing in the winter. Another good place to eat.

Springhill Miner's Museum and Monument

Visited a place I had heard a lot about because of the tragedies the community faced, Springhill Nova Scotia. This was a mining community until the last disaster in 1958 where 75 miners died in a “bump” another 99 trapped and rescued.Miners Museum

This was the third of mining disasters including two explosions in 1891 and 1956. Both as the one in 1958 leading to death and heroic rescue.

The Springhill Miner’s Museum is a must visit. Lots of artifacts, newspaper reports, surface buildings to visit and a chance to go underground into one of the mine shafts with knowledgeable tour guides who know a lot of history about miner’s life and the disasters.

Also take the time to visit the miner's memorial in Springhill dedicated to the miners who died in these disasters and the men who died in single incidents. There wasn’t a year that went by that a name isn’t listed.

The photo was taken in the miner's wash house, Miner's Museum and shows how they hung their clothes from the rafters.

Covered Bridges, New Brunswick

A couple of days ago, we visited what I would consider a landmark of New Brunswick – its covered bridges. We found three, down back roads, dirt roads and a few times Gary covered bridgeworried about getting stuck! Finding them is half the fun.

Look for the blog to be written soon…photos and more history of the bridges

Day Trip September 6, 2017

Visiting Lighthouses in PEI, September 6, 2017

lighthouseSpent a sunny late morning and afternoon visiting 3 lighthouses along the shore of Green Gables tourist shoreline. Unlike many of the lighthouses highlighted in my blogs, these are not open to the public. Still worth the visit as they are all on beautiful coastlines and ohh—those ocean beaches that PEI is famous for.

Covehead Harbour Lighthouse, still active with an electric beacon is located within Prince Edward Island National Park. Overlooking a fantastic sand beach, this lighthouse sits within the fragile dunes.

North Rustico Lighthouse, and moving along the coast, the next 2 lighthouses sit in more isolated areas. The New London Lighthouse, decommissioned, and the last lighthouse we visited today was Cape Tryon Lighthouse sits beside a hay field on a rocky bluff, still an active lighthouse.

Along the way we stopped at By the River Bakery in Cavendish where they served all day breakfast along with lunch and also picnic baskets for the beach. Breakfast was really good, reasonably priced and the service was excellent.

Watch for the blog with photographs and whatever history I can find…. along with St. Peter’s Harbour Lighthouse

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Beggar’s Banquet – Louisburg Nova Scotia

singing duoSebean and usImagine you could go back in time and feast on great food in Fortress Louisburg times; well you can! After a day of visiting Fortress Louisbourg stay and continue the experience and fun at Beggar’s Banquet. We had a great time eating, singing along with the duo on stage (the live ones) and enjoyed a visit from Sebean, a colorful character who visits everyone at their table, just a word of caution for the women - hang on to your man – she’s a stunner!!

This really is a unique evening, you get to dress up in costume, enjoy a buttered rum as it was served in Fortress Louisbourg, sing, dance, make sure you join the dance at the end to top off the evening.

The food is extremely good, Gary raves about the lobster, the habitat steak was superb and with a buffet of salads, vegetables, soup and dessert you certainly don’t need to beg for a full supper.supper

If you want to spend the night, check out the 4-star accommodations, luxury ocean suites. We didn’t take the opportunity. As we travel with the 5th wheel, we strolled back to our campsite, ending a lovely evening.

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Malpeque Fine Iron Products – Lower New Annan PEI

31While visiting PEI along the Points East Coastal Drive there is a great place to look for off the beaten path. We found it while staying at the Panmure Campground. In Lower New Annan on Rt. 180, 1209 Barbara Weit Rd., Lower New Annan on PEI there is a company producing fine art products for home décor and garden which are just full of whimsy, fun and some pieces I would class as folk art.

There is a price range for everyone and check out the “BugAway”. We bought one and it works!!

                                               Malpeque Fine Iron Products Inc. website