Sparkled Beauty

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8/08/2010

Nova Scotia beauty

Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty

We have recently done a few road trips around the province before the bf takes off for school, thought I should post up a few pics to show you how beautiful Nova Scotia is.

Last weekend, we went camping at Five Islands, a little campground right on the water of the Bay of Fundy. If you haven't heard about one of the Canada's new 7 Wonders of Nature Finalist, watch this:



And below is my version of the low and high tides within about 6-7 hours, can you imagine?













The shot angles weren't exactly the same between the 2 pics, but you got the idea. The first pic was taken in the morning and the second one was in the afternoon, same ocean front where our tent looked out at.

So what would we do with this humongous ocean floor that opened up with low tides? People go clamming with boots, buckets and a shovel, and Squirt went mud playing, lol.

She had a blast, a huge mud puddle right in front of her and she could get all dirty playing in it? Needless to say, her jelly shoes, the dress and even the hat got all muddy, lots of cleaning to do when she was done.

We pulled a log down near the mud and sat and watched Squirt playing for a good hour. A few hours later, salt water covered the whole thing.

Here are some pics I took as we ventured out to a provincial park and some scenery capes. There are always water and some rocks involved, but they are so pretty, aren't they?




























The water here is normally too cold to swim but still pretty to look at :) We have lots of cliffs, look-offs and lighthouses around this province for sure. Lots of great spots aren't advertised widely, so neither me nor the bf heard about them until we asked for some recs at the campground. It felt a bit adventurous finding the way to get there and taking pics though, so worth it.

On Friday, we went to the only drive-in we have in the province (as far as I know). We left after work, drove almost 1.5 hrs to a campground, put up our tent and then went to see the movies (Cats & Dogs and Inception). They started at 9pm, with 2 movies, was done around 1:30am. We just dragged ourselves back to the camp site and slept, lol. So tired waking up, but it was fun.

We stopped by a blueberry u-pick on the way home. I always go blueberry picking every summer, as it is a fun package, lol.

The place we went has high bush blueberries, so it was a bit easier on the back for pickers (we don't have to bend down too much to reach for the berries), though the big juicy ones do tend to gather near the ground.

A quick shot of a bush, to show you how jam packed it was. It took 3 of us about an hour and a half to pick 3 boxes. People who love baking or making anything with the berries would pick a lot and then freeze them to use all year round.

The goodies - 3 boxes full, around 10lbs each - and a sample of a big berry we found. We don't have to worry about snacks for the week to come now lol.














That was it for our 2 busy weekends in a row. Did you do anything fun in the weekend?

6 comments:

  1. one more month till i'm in hali!

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  2. Smita, feel free to contact me if you need some help/ recs when you arrive :)

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  3. Lol, Christelle, I eat them fresh, so if you want pie, come over and bake it :)

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  4. the pictures are so pretty, thank you for sharing^^
    drey jewelry.

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  5. Audrey, it is beautiful there :)

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