Saturday, August 24, 2013

Nova Scotia...

My Nova Scotia Home (lyrics)
There's a place I'll always cherish, 'neath the blue Atlantic sky
Where the shores down in Cape Breton bid the golden sun to rise
And the fragrance of the apple blossoms sprays the dew-kissed lawns
Back in dear old Nova Scotia, a place where I was born.
The Scotian and the Ocean Limited, and the Maritime Express
Their mighty engines throbbing, make their way towards the west
And the sturdy fishin' schooners, sways so laz'ly to and fro'
Nova Scotia is my sanctuary, and I love her so.
For across the great Dominion, I have traveled far and wide
Where the shores out in Vancouver, kiss the blue Pacific tide
I have crossed the snow-capped Rockies,
saw the wheat fields' golden blaze
Headed back to Nova Scotia, where contented cattle graze.
Where the pretty robin red breast, seeks its' loved ones in the trees
And the French di'lect in old Quebec, keeps callin' out to me
It seems to say, be on your way, there's a welcome at the door
Where the kinfolks are a-waiting on that gay Atlantic shore.
Down through beautiful New Brunswick and across the P.E.I.
To the rock-bound coasts of Newfoundland, I'll love them till I die
But if God came here on Earth with us and asked if he could rest
I'd take him to my Nova Scotia home, the place that I love best

Paul and I recently made a 10-day trip to Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Island and Northumberland Shore) and it was a wonderful adventure.  (Nova Scotia is one of the four Atlantic Provinces of eastern Canada.)

We started our trip with a weekend in Truro for the Dutch Mason Blues Festival and then headed out for Cape Breton Island.

We enjoyed many of the sights and sounds of the area: Five Island Park, Rita's Tearoom, Sydney, Fortress Louisburg, Lighthouse Point at Louisburg, Cabot TrailGlenora Inn & Distillery, Inverness, Mabou, sunsets and coastal drives.

Driving the Cabot Trail
Inverness Beach
Amazing sunsets
My next few blog posts will share some of our memories while in Nova Scotia.


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Birthday Celebration

Paul and I were in Brockville on 8 July to celebrate my sister's 60th birthday.

We took a lunch cruise from Kingston on the St. Lawrence River 
to see some of the Thousand Islands.
Later we enjoyed birthday cake at Mallorytown (the farm).