Monday, June 29, 2009

Vacation in Nova Scotia

For years we have been going to Nova Scotia to visit family. This is last summer's trip to the Annapolis Valley and the Bay of Fundy. We like to eat lobster at Halls Harbour Lobster Pound. See the red umbrellas in the picture? That is where you sit by the water and eat while watching the boats. When the tide goes out in the Bay of Fundy (the highest tides in the world) the boats are left high and dry.
This tree is growing out of a cliff on the beach. It is difficult to walk along the beach as it is all round rocks. Where there is sand it is very red/orange like the soil.
Nice window box at the lobster pound!
This is the Wolfville town Library. Wolfville is home to Acadia University. A great restaurant in town is the Blomidon Inn which is a lovely Victorian building. Just a few miles down the road is Grand Pre National Historic Site where the Acadian settlers were forcibly removed by the English. The story was later immortalized by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his his epic poem Evageline.

The Wolfville Farmers Market is a lively place on Saturday mornings in the parking lot in front of the library. It is full of locally grown produce, crafts, flowers, meat, eggs, baked goods and coffee. They even grill locally produced sausages and I can tell you they are delicious! If you go, plan to have breakfast or lunch there - or both!
These are cherries grown in the Annapolis Valley. Aren't they gorgeous?
Here is a view of some of the vendors at the Wolfville Farmers Market.
I highly recommend a trip to Nova Scotia. The people are friendly and the pace is slower. It's like going back in time about twenty-five years.

5 comments:

Heather said...

Looks like a great vacation, and a nice place to eat lobsters!
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Beautiful...what a wonderful palce to visit! ANd the cherries picture is gorgeous!

~Amanda

Pollyvw said...

TY, Nancy for all the help you have given me regarding our upcoming vacation to this area. These photos are just whetting my appetite. They are exactly the scenes we want to see. This restaurant is on my 'must visit' list. Thanks so much.

Struggler said...

Looks wonderful.. the first picture reminds me a bit of North Norfolk in England.
As Amanda says, you have a talent for finding beautiful cherries and photographing them accordingly!

cynthia said...

MMMM...I wish I could have reached in to those pictures and plucked out some of those cherries. This is a lovely blog post showcasing the valley. if you come to the Nova Scotia a lot you should consider entering our contest. You might be able to win your next trip and even bring along some friends. www.novascotia.com/ilove.

Anyway, just came across your post. We love hearing from our visitors so I really just want to thank you for sharing with us.

Cynthia...from Nova Scotia Tourism