Saturday, September 21, 2013

Lighthouse Point, Louisburg, Nova Scotia

While we were visiting Louisburg National Historic Site in Nova Scotia, we discovered Lighthouse Point in the town of Louisburg.  This area is wide open to the ocean and has a very nice walking trail.  The morning we were there the fog was rolling in, and out, and in, so we had the pleasure of hearing the "fog horn" wailing!


The Lighthouse Point walking trail follows along the ocean, with awesome views.  


We took the time to enjoy all that was offered.


There was a bucket of walking sticks located at the beginning of the trail, which you could "borrow" to use on your walk.

If you are a nature lover, this is a wonderful place to experience.

We plan to return one day...

Friday, September 13, 2013

Rita's Tea Room, Nova Scotia

Paul and I made a delightful stop in Big Pond, Nova Scotia to enjoy Rita's Tea Room.  It was also an emotional visit, as Cape Breton singer Rita MacNeil passed away on 16 April of this year.  Rita will be missed by all her fans.

I enjoyed looking up at all the tea cups decorating the Tea Room.
The centre tea cup has a "Lily of the Valley" design, which is the birth flower of the month of May.  My birthday is 28 May, and it was also the birthday of Rita MacNeil.
Memorabilia displayed in the Tea Room
I remember Rita wearing her red hat during one of her concerts I attended some years ago.
Photos of Rita and friends over the years
I enjoyed this wonderful meal of
quiche and a spinach salad with maple dressing.
It was the most decadent quiche I've ever eaten. 
Paul opted for the seafood chowder.
On a scale of 1 to 10, he rated it an "11"! 
There has been no other like it for him since...

Rita MacNeil was:
"A great Canadian performer and icon."


Five Island Park & Lighthouse, Nova scotia

During our visit to Nova Scotia we visited the Five Island Park and Lighthouse area.  The scenery was quite lovely. 

The Five Islands
Paul enjoying the view of the low tide of the Fundy Shore.
Digging in the mud for seafood
Five Island Park
Enjoying the view of the Five Island
A visit to the lighthouse