Category Archive: Nova Scotia

High Cliff Cove Look-Off, Nova Scotia

On my travels down the thin strip of land on Nova Scotia’s west coast known as Digby Neck I stopped at High Cliff Cove, a small harbor with a couple lobster sheds and… Continue reading

Prim Point Lightstation, Nova Scotia

I think you’re all aware at this point how much I love basalt, whether pillowed, fractured, or eroded. Combine it with ocean coastline and conifer trees, and I’m smitten. Lucky for me, this… Continue reading

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

Prince Edward Island

From Five Islands Provincial Park I cut north across a strip of Nova Scotia to catch the ferry to Prince Edward Island. After setting off counter-clockwise around the island perimeter, I spent the… Continue reading

Five Islands Provincial Park, Nova Scotia. Or, This Trail Smells Like Curry.

Because I had dallied away much of the morning at Five Islands Lighthouse Park, by the time I reached the provincial park the tide was coming in – and rather quickly. I wanted… Continue reading

Partridge Island and Five Islands Lighthouse

On the recommendation of an extremely knowledgeable woman working at the Fundy Geological Museum, I headed to Partridge Island after spending the morning and early afternoon at the museum and Wasson Bluff. The… Continue reading