Monthly Archive: December, 2014

Cape Split Provincial Park, Nova Scotia

Cape Split is located on the end of a forested peninsula that marks where the Minas Basin collides with Scots Bay. The ten mile trail isn’t overly scenic, traversing some nondescript hardwood and… Continue reading

Blomindon Provincial Park, Nova Scotia

I arrived at Blomindon intent on hiking what I had heard were spectacular trails. But somewhere on my drive that day I lost my motivation so when I arrived to find the gate… Continue reading

Camera Obscura, Cheverie, Nova Scotia

It’s not everyday you come across a functioning camera obscura. Similar in concept to a pinhole camera, the camera obscura is a chamber that lets in light from a single point (here from… Continue reading

Sutherland Steam Mill, Nova Scotia

Just ten miles from the Balmoral Grist Mill is the Sutherland Steam Mill, a lumber mill that operated from 1894 through 1958. The Sutherland Mill was unique for its use of steam power,… Continue reading

Balmoral Grist Mill, Nova Scotia

The Balmoral Grist Mill was a treat. I love old mills and was eager to visit this one but I was really excited when I arrived and found out it wasn’t a corn… Continue reading

Cape Jourimain National Wildlife Refuge, New Brunswick

There are two ways to get on or off Prince Edward Island: Via the ferry from Nova Scotia to the east or the Confederation Bridge from New Brunswick to the west. I chose… Continue reading

Cape Egmont and Lighthouse, Prince Edward Island

Since I was already out by Cap Ergmont to see the Bottle Houses, I ventured a mile further down the road to see the Cape Ergmont Lighthouse. And I’m glad I did because… Continue reading

Bottle Houses, Prince Edward Island

After seeing the national park along the north shore I decided to head back to Nova Scotia so I made my way south to the bridge, which is the other, western connection to… Continue reading

Prince Edward Island National Park, Part 2: Brackley-Dalvay

My first order of business when I arrived at the Brackley-Dalvay section of the park was a swim. I was walking the path over the dunes to see if the beach I had… Continue reading

Prince Edward Island National Park, Part 1: Greenwich

Prince Edward Island National Park is comprised of three geographically-distinct sections, of which I visited two; the third is built around the historical house of author Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables,… Continue reading