S: East Coast Adventures 2010
BC: Made with love in Nova Scotia
FC: East Coast Adventures 2010
1: When I think of Eastern Canada this picture shows exactly what comes to my mind. Trevor and I had the opportunity to visit the east coast of Canada for Scott and Tracie's wedding at the end of the summer in 2010. I loved being out there as I always knew I would. Where ever Trevor and I traveled we experienced delicious food, fabulous music, gorgeous scenery and beautiful people. Here we experienced the true Canadian experience.
2: Scott & Tracie's Wedding August 28, 2010 | dance | love | bliss | smile
4: PEGGY'S COVE
5: Peggy's Cove is rich with legends of who "Peggy" really is. The most popular belief is that she is a girl who washed up on shore on the night of a big storm, and she was the only survivor of a ship wreck. However the name of this delightful town came to be, it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. This monument was built to commemorate the women the cove is named after, the sacrifice of all the men who brave the sea, their families who selflessly send them out, and the angels who watch over them all.
6: Crystal Crescent Beach | We found this beautiful little beach not far from Halifax that we escaped to many nights to beat the heat and relax. The waves were a blast and the water was so warm. The only bad thing that happened was that the sea ate Trevor's wedding band.
7: The guys did some bouldering one morning.. Robin and Trevor made it to the top with no problems! It is quite amazing how they can climb those giant boulders! | BOULDERING
8: Nova Scotia is full of charming little towns like Lunenburg. We took a few days to explore and be charmed. The colourful buildings, the delicious food, and the beautiful people made our time in this town absolutely memorable. | Lunenburg
9: Flower Surprise. | Beautiful church that burnt down a few years ago and was rebuilt by the generous donation of the community. | The B & B we stayed at. | Our new friend.
10: The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is located on Lunenburg's waterfront. For us it was not only a welcomed relief from the immense heat, but we were able to learn about different fish in the sea, why lobsters claws are different sizes, and what it would be like to work on a major fishing boat. .
11: The "Ovens" are sea caves naturally formed along the southeast coast of Nova Scotia. Each cave was extremely unique, some held legends of the Native Micmac tribes, while others were part of mining that took place in the area. It is always amazing to see nature at work, molding such beautiful creations as these caves.
12: Masons | On the first week of our trip we experienced extremely hot temperatures due to hurricanes moving up from the southern part of the ocean. We spent most of our time at the beach, and found this gorgeous one just south of Lunenburg. The approaching hurricanes also caused huge waves, easily taller than anyone at the beach. We had a blast playing in the waves and chilling at the ocean.
13: Beach | wild waves
14: I have always wanted to go to PEI since I was a little girl watching Road to Avonlea. PEI was as magical as the I thought it was as a child. We got to drive over Confederation Bridge the largest bridge to span ice-covered water, learned the words to "Lester the Lobster", visited the house that inspired Anne of Green Gables, and walked on the beautiful beaches of Cavendish. It was absolutely delightful! | Prince Edward Island
16: Avonlea Village
17: Avonlea Village was a little taste of what life was like for Anne of Green Gables. We loved taking a step back to a time full of melodic accordions, fancy hats and relaxing hammokcs.
18: This beach inspired many of the writings of Lucy Maud Montgomery for Anne of Green Gables. It was super windy the day we were there, but that didn't stop Trevor from taking a brisk dip! After everyone left we stated behind and watched the sunset....it was spectacular! We just got to sit on the beach and take in all the beauty!
19: Cavendish Beach
20: We took a few days to check out the Bay of Fundy.. The bay has some of the highest tides in the world. We went kayaking in the bay, and when we left the water was almost up against the cliffs. When we returned a few hours later it was more than half way out, and hadn't finished lowering. It was interesting to see the scenery of the ocean change as the tide lowered, and rocks, cliffs, and the sea floor were exposed. We also saw a seal. He kept his distance, but we could see his head bobbing out of the water. It was also very windy, so the ocean was very choppy, I got soaked! It was an amazing experience! | The Bay
21: of Fundy
22: This is where I wanted to stay while we were at the Bay of Fundy, but sadly we weren't able to this time. It was probably for the better since we had to hike down this extremely steep gravel road, which we would have had to carry all our luggage down! However the view was breathtaking, it would have been worth the hike! | Cape d'Or Lighthouse
23: We ended up staying at this house in Spencer's Island. It was so big so we invited Scott, Tracie, Cathy, Bob and Kirsten to join us for the night. We had fun playing games and eating whatever food we could find at the convenience store, which wasn't much, we couldn't even find frozen pizzas. It was another gorgeous place to be. | Spencer's island
24: When we weren't touring around the Maritimes we stayed with Scott and Tracie in Halifax. We went grave hunting to find some of Trevor's ancestors, walked through gardens, and stopped by the temple. Everywhere we went we discovered something new and amazing about the area. There was so much to do and see! We will hopefully be making another trip out sometime in the near future! | Halifax
25: The most exciting thing that happened on our trip surprisingly had nothing to do with the east coast, and it was a huge surprise! We found out that we were going to be parents! | A little surprise!