Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Nova Scotia Recap: Part I

Most of my global readers probably have no clue where Nova Scotia is on the map, so before I share little tid bits of my summer getaway in the Atlantic province, here it is on a map of Canada:

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To complete this geography lesson, here are some factoids that I myself had no clue about before venturing there:

  • Nova Scotia is the second-smallest province in Canada(P.E.I. is the smallest)
  • The province includes the mainland and Cape Breton Island, plus over 3800 coastal islands
  • Home to Alexander Graham Bell, creator of the telephone
  • Marconi sent the first wireless radio message across the Atlantic Ocean from Cape Breton Island
  • Nova Scotia means New Scotland in Latin

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Now back to my vacay, after flying into Halifax and picking up our grandaddy faux-Bentley mobile (which I sadly couldn't drive as I'm under the tender age of 25), Dave and I departed for Antigonish to stay at a quaint B&B.

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We ended up being delinquents, however, as we overslept and only got some fruit salad instead of the full bacon and egg shebang...oops

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Fireworks and sparklers for Canada Day was very fun, although the maritime music with violins and twangs is kind of lost on me

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After one night in Antigonish, we headed to Baddeck, a cute little town on the shores of the Bras D'or Lakes at the bottom of Cape Breton Island. 

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Our cozy inn was right on the water, with our own  balcony overlooking the abandoned lighthouse.

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We had a great time on Cape Breton Island, hiking, canoeing and getting an insider's look at the stunning Canadian wilderness.

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Most of the towns we visited were very Jesus-esque, which made for some lovely photos of churches and some not-so-lovely in- your-face political signage.

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Stay tuned for Halifax and Peggy's Cove!

2 comments:

Bayjb said...

Wow your pictures are great. I definitely need to visit Canada.

kay* said...

welcome back jess! great pics - you're seriously too cute :o) can't wait to see more!