Boy, you’re a smart bunch of readers. So many of you guessed it right. Some of you were thrown off by the photo of the tartan plaids, but Nova Scotia means New Scotland, after all. Yes, that’s where I’ve been for the last eight days. Nova Scotia – Canada’s ocean playground.
Whether you guessed correctly or not, your name went on a little slip of paper that was put into a bowl. I picked a name at random and the winner is …drumroll please…. Claudia, of Journey of An Italian Cook. Congratulations. I hope you enjoy the cookbook and make some of the recipes to share with us on your blog.
There are lots of things to do in this beautiful province, whether you want to take advantage of the outdoors or stay indoors. There are several museums in Halifax, ranging from fine art to seafaring exhibits. Many of the boats that rescued survivors from the sinking Titanic left from Halifax. The Maritime Museum contains many artifacts from the doomed cruise liner, as well as plenty of other exhibits extolling the seas and the seamen who sailed them.
While you’re in Halifax, you can tour a brewery or two.
Or take a ride on a tall sailing ship
You might even meet some famous people in the art museum there:
Or get out of the city to a quaint seaside town and enjoy this kind of scenery along the way.
There are plenty of lighthouses to see, including this one at Peggy’s Cove:
Visit a historic church. This one is St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Lunenburg.
On Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island, you can enjoy vistas like this on a hike in the national park there:
Be sure to stop and smell the flowers:
Relax and do some painting at the beach:
Or just contemplate on a chair:
Make a new friend. Cyrus made himself right at home in our apartment.
Eat plenty of seafood of course: