It would sure be inspirational to write a book here.. it's pricey, I'm told. I can drive here in 20 minutes, so I'll never stay at the Liscombe Lodge or their cabins but they are situated in a great place. https://www.liscombelodge.ca/
There's #Trails (LIscomb Trail https://www.novascotia.com/see-do/trails/liscomb-river-trail-system/6166 ) #Waterfalls #Cabins #Boating We went up under the bridge in our boat. NO one else does that. #WAYCTV
@PricklyPam I use a hashtag when showing Nova Scotia, so others can visit virtually through me, and they can plan their vacations to see things that Nova Scotia tourism doesn't talk about. We've made several detailed trips around the coast of Nova Scotia, taking photos and writing travel blogs of each place. From my home computer I have thousands of photos, previously posted in Google Plus, Instagram, and the former Twitter. Google may bring them up elsewhere #WAYCTV when are you coming to visit
Have you ever walked on the ocean floor? #TimeLapse shows the rising tide, highest in the world, with notes on the video.
#WAYCTV Many wondered exist in Nova Scotia, this is one of the nicest areas to visit, you should pin it on your map?
Five Islands is a rural community in Colchester County Nova Scotia with a population of 316 located on the north shore of Minas Basin
I like trees. I never knew how much, when I lived in a Tin Can (Ship) at sea. Now I can't get enough trees in my life. Covered in Polypores, supporting Mushrooms and providing necessary CO2 sink and air filtering. #ClimateChange strategy should always include planting more trees, I'm expected to plant 20 this year myself, most are grown from seed.
The view at the top, over the Bras D'Or lakes.. We were just in Cape Breton two weeks ago, but I'd go right back for a few more days here. #Whycocomagh #CapeBreton #Mountains #Trails #Hiking #Swimming
This isn't a helicopter ride, save your money and your strength, we're *legging* this adventure
More big rocks. I lost all my curated text. We're located now near Monk's Head, the point of where our last visit ran out. All the trails to the West have been covered. We return to finish the easterly route through Pomquet.
Now I'm just sampling the rocks
You probably won't see mention of these rocks and any other maps or directions. Just remember where I showed you.
#hiking #Beachcombing #exploring #Rock #Geology #beach #WAYCTV
If you follow #tourist guides, you won't find this. If you Google, or trust #TourismNS, you won't find this. Rocks don't pay for listings.
There's no crowds, for that reason.
#Rocks #Beach #Hiking #Exploring #Beachcombing
I have more photos, and I'll never run out of places to show off. I don't #TravelBlog dining experiences. We personally evaluated every beach, shore, wild islands, trails, and wilderness of #NovaScotia. That's the real experience.
#Pomquet Nova Scotia
During one of our exploring trips around the coast, we never finished the continuous trails on the south side of Antigonish. That's why we went back. You can't brag about places you've never been.
Piping Plovers #SpeciesAtRisk
Several sandy beaches, any with dunes or sand bars, should be considered nesting areas. Stay on wet sand, dogs on a leash. #Beach
The hardest video to capture was Hermit Crabs. Easy to see, darting around in shallow warm water, but after you overcome screen glare in the bright sun, surface glare, and ripples, the little bugger won't move! #Shazbot!!
#Crabs #HermitCrabs #Beach #Sand #Video
I've got a storm to outrun, in a house on wheels, that'll all for now. When home, digicam will be downloaded & added later. Surf the hashtag while you wait. #WAYCTV
If you are a #Photographer posting NS photos, please tag them too.
There's too many Beaches and photos to do at once. Wait until I sit at a PC again, and check my digital camera.
#PortHood boasts 5 Beaches. On a previous visit, we thought there were only two, because that's the only break in the shore.
Shallow sandy beach heats in the sun, and keeps the incoming tide warm, from the bottom up.
It's the only time I go deeper than my knees. You see people wading 100 feet out.
#WARNING Sand gets in your shoes. Deal with it! #WAYCTV
I've driven every turn along the coast, to show you what the whole province is actually like, the 100s of quaint private #beaches, 100 wild islands, Liscomb Trails, Pictou.. etc.
And I tag those posts, #WAYCTV
(When Are You Coming To Visit), on platforms.
We've been before, that's why we returned. It's all #beach, warmer than the rest of our ocean. #PortHood #Banners
(A felony in some provinces)
History of the Marine Railway, Flume House, Cradle and Sullivans Pond
Part of the Shubenacadie Canal District, with a history to reveal.
Parks and trails along the Canal run outside the city also, for a continuous hiking, biking or sightseeing opportunity.
#MeatCove isn't accessible right now. We've been there before @capnthommo and I recommend visiting it once, there's nice trails above there, I've videoed our trip down the Washboard gravel road, now mostly washed out with flash floods.
We prefer staying in Whycogomah Provincial Park, it's great hiking the mountain trails, a nice view spot, and close to all central beaches along Lake Ainsle? and Port Hood.
Things are a tad foggy down Peggy's way
I've carefully inserted a clearer video for you to enjoy and share.
Sure, it's famous. Because, it's all anyone talks about #PeggysCove , and there's a gazillion other amazing places in #NovaScotia. You should come visit? When? #WAYCTV
#Video #Ocean #Lighthouse #Famous #StMargaretsBay
I just happened to create a little #Travel adventure here to show you how I travel and describe things afterwards so you and others can plan decent adventures in Nova Scotia, without touristy pushed crowded destinations There's #Beaches everywhere.
SAND THAT BURNS YOUR FEET!
And of course, on any trip, there's a final destination. We've been to #CapeBreton many times, blogged every route already (lost it with weak Social Media platform G+) But we will see #PortHood again.
The sand burned our feet last time we visited. So, you know we have to go back?
There's a concert week, good to be sure there's a place to stay.
I'll blog Sunset Sands https://www.sunsetsands.ca/ after a test trip.
@MaJ1 #NovaScotia #Travel #Beaches #WAYCTV #Camping
We did all those places in one of our *CIRCLE THE PROVINCE* trips in our RV Camper over a few years. Even repeated trips, do not allow enough time to explore. You can physically travel across #NovaScotia in a single day. Why bother?
You'll see nothing, & it will rain the whole way. Find a place to explore, & make it detailed. We've walked every #trail & beach, but were unable to finish #Pomquet trails.
So we will return to complete that mission.
On G+, every day trip, #adventure, or #vacation was documented. Every beach/attraction that we saw, was detailed so others could benefit from our legwork.
#Google & #TourismNS omit any place not paying to be mentioned. This is how I describe my next beach trip @MaJ1 :
Mahoneys; MacDonalds; Cribbons; Dunns; Pomquet; Bayfield; West Arm; Barrios; Cape Jack
Blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night 🎶
The sun had my attention. I'm starting to like the bright late-riser.
The work day may be short lived, so I'm heading out to work soon. It's becoming a red haze at 0600h.
Here's what you missed so far..
#Sunrise #Coffee #MyBackYard #Deck I wonder what the girls in Finland are doing today?
Hello from #HalifaxNS , looking over Necum Teuch, soft sandy harbour.
It's not always foggy, and the best spots don't get #Google or #TourismNS recognition. ( If you don't pay your tiny village listing fees, you cease to exist. Drive along the coast of #Halifax until you run out of #Cellular and #Healthcare, and that's where the good stuff starts. Before you reach the end of #Halifax , if you've never driven the coastal #HRM #7 highway, ask for the hot spots? #TaylorHead
As a former DJ, I played a FIESTA night on #TancookIsland. The logistics were challenging, a fully loaded long DJ Van, was emptied into a container, hoisted on the ferry and dropped on the island, where a local with a van took me to the hall. They had to keep me overnight, the Ferry stops, no Public Accommodation was available. The whole island population (under 200 at largest) came to the event. Met former Sailors living there
#NovaScotia #Webcams #WAYCTV
The cat and I watched sunset from my RV but I like to look around and see what the sunset looks like in other parts of the province. You can too, if you follow this link.. Two images from Nova Scotia Webcams https://www.novascotiawebcams.com/
#Sunset #NovaScotia #WAYCTV
#HallsHarbour is on the Bay of Fundy, the highest tides in the world. Picture one, notice the boats are sitting on the ocean floor, you can walk across it between tides.
#TancookIsland, the ferry wharf, right as the sun was going down
Bridgetown, nestled in the beautiful #AnnapolisValley of #NovaScotia. #WAYCTV
A #TimeCapsule in Jubilee Park (Queen Elizabeth II), beneath a rock.
232 Granville St: May 15 - Oct 15
A Natural Playground using elements found in nature – logs, boulders, hills, sand, stumps – put together to create a unique play area for children. Also a bandstand, full washrooms, kayak rentals, and the #Bridgetown Visitor Information Center.
#GoodMorning #Bonjour #GutenMorgen #WAZZUP!
The rain may be running out!
Fires are still burn.
Are they lifting open fire ban too soon?. #NovaScotia
The high winds & heavy rain did some tree damage too. I've lost blossoms, leaves & some broken tops.
I wonder how the grape vines are doing? There's only buds on grape vines in one end of Halifax, and full leaves ripped off at the other end.
HEY! Hank's playing on 30th MAY!
There's much to see inside the museum. I took pictures of everything but I don't want to spoil your visit. When are you going? I think they open in July, don't quote me. I recommend you stay on the # 3 highway. Because, every coastal town is a treasure, all the way to the city of Halifax.
"The Legendary HANK SNOW, direct from Nashville USA, THUR 30 MAY FESTIVAL HALL"
Those #ClassicCars !!◄ Worth the visit, excluding this musical ride.
#HankSnow made 840 commercial recordings between 1936 & 1984.
He sang few #Railroad songs, but due to his career-making 1950 hits, "I’m Moving On" & "The Golden Rocket", the N.S-born #country singer will always be associated with #railroads & #traveling songs.
The museum is just down the South Shore in #Liverpool, N.S. A nice overnight parking is available for RV/Stays nearby.. Shopping in view.
"Located on Nova Scotia’s beautiful Lighthouse Route, just 1 minute off Hwy. 103, exit 19, in Liverpool, halfway between Yarmouth and Halifax."
Inside are displays of Grand Old Opry, famous friends and two of his classic cars!
"All Things Hank"
Whatta ya know about Hank Snow?
Clarence Eugene "Hank" Snow
🇨🇦/🇺🇸 #Country music singer & songwriter. Most popular in the 1950s, his career spanned more than 50 years. He recorded 140 albums & charted more than 85 singles on the #Billboard country charts from 1950 until 1980. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hank_Snow
@msquebanh You're milder out there. I notice a big difference in less than 160kms. our Eastern Shore (Beautiful, you should begin saving now for your vacations here #WAYCTV 😎) We are 2 weeks behind, have different weeds, pests, and produce success. Can't grow root veggies east, the pheasants dig them up. Also, I'm always looking for pots, because my gardening THANG is trees. Need to keep them in buckets up to 4 years or more. I snagged a few hundred, food grade, FREE. Container gardening is EZ
There's never been #cellular service, but in 1980s there were payphones at each community, if your car broke down, you could walk to a phone. Today, tourists are stranded. No services in the most scenic areas. #HRMPoli #NSPoli #Tourism
Isn't it pretty?
Back in the 1960 & 1970s, I'd be at my father's place in Necum Teuch, but in 1980, I bought a home down the road from him.
I'd already owned 2 other properties, hoping to build, but this rare spot came up for sale.
It had apple trees, lilacs, surrounded by ocean, every sea creature came into the yard, seals, otters, geese, ducks.
Cool #ocean breeze in hottest of summers. A dream location.
Even in fog, you should see the views?
There was a garage next door to the store. I think the same owner once?
But the garage mechanic was a person you'd never forget. S L O W talking, slow walking, a simple mechanic, that did things precision shops don't do today.
Fixed everything. Welded the leg on my ironing board in 1981. The weld still holds today.
"How much, Les?"
"Couple of bucks?"
He always posed it as a question, 'like is $2 too much?'
Like everything else along the #EasternShore most is gone today.
We'd walk, or hitchhike, up the road to the store. Sometimes an Aunt would need something and send us. We didn't need money. All store employees knew every child, and every adult that sent them for cigarettes to add to their monthly bill.
The store had hours, but if a light was on, just knock. We'd go see Parades at the store in the 80s. All villages came too.
The United Church in Moser River, had a basement hall, the kind that has craft sales, community dinners, public dances and in our case, a wedding. Our wedding reception was held here.
Just before they tore it down, a few years ago, I thought to take one more photo, from sea, as we passed by in the harbour. Memories lost now.
Alpha & Omega?
My parents owned a cottage in #NecumTeuch, and my father and I were SCUBA divers, licensed to dive for Scallops, and we paid for our diving gear selling our fresh catch to #Halifax restaurants.
We knew the waters very well.
Just up (or down) the road (depending who you ask) is a town called Moser River.
That's where all the nightlife was. 😂
We went to dances in the church basement as kids. Lots of memories.
#HALIFAX (as it is rebranded now) is a Municipality, from west of the City, to 100 mi / 160 kms, along the #EasternShore.
At one time, each village circled in GREEN, was a central point, a store, a gas station, a bus pickup, PayPhone or a #tourism destination.
In 60s, cousins & I sold fresh cooked clams to tourists on the #7 Highway, along the coastline.
#Islands #Languages #Learning #LOL #Mastodon #Military #Mushrooms #Music #Nature #Navy #News #NovaScotia #NowPlaying #NSR #Ocean #Photography #RCN #Seeds #Sunrise #Sunset #TeamHeardle #Tech #Travel #TravelBlogs #Trees #Turtles #Veterans #WAYCTV
ex-sailor, tried #Navy, didn't like it, quit after 33 years.
Ran a Mobile #DJ Biz; Taxman took the fun away.
"I"ve been to both ends of #Halifax, have you?"
#Military Brat: attended more schools than years, incl.Germany.
Have a lovely Sunday everyone. I hope you all stay warm and dry. It's pretty miserably outside today, so we're staying indoors.
This was taken a few years ago, but could be today, from the look of it.
Look for the light, there is always some if you look hard enough.
Kingsport Beach and Bi-Plane
Longing for summer beach days like this one.This was taken in 2014, on one of our beach walks.We have wonderful beaches in Nova Scotia, something for everyone -some with sand or stone, pebble or rocks. This is on the Bay of Fundy near Canning.Have a lovely day,friends,dream of sunny summer days.
#NovaScotia #beach #BiPlane #plane #airplane #sand #Kingsport #EllieKPosts #AnnapolisValley #BayOfFundy #WAYCTV #BeachLife #LandscapePhotography #Landscape #holiday #Vacation
We've never met another person on this beach. Locals come, but you always have the beach to yourself.
Sometimes a seal come up a few feet off shore, and stares back at you. Summer isn't long enough to see this one area.
I have a backup to start, going to shut down.
Good Night, CYA in the AM?
You may notice I use the #WAYCTV hashtag? That's an acronym for When Are You Coming To Visit? https://halifaxsocial.ca/tags/WAYCTV WAYCTV
That's showing you the beauty of #NovaScotia.
Go ahead, take a minute to chase the hashtag and plan your future vacations
#AltText = All the same location and image, colours may vary. Taken in Harbour, with light in the east over the dark horizon, ocean below
#Islands #Languages #Learning #LOL #Mastodon #Military #Mushrooms #Music #Nature #Navy #News #NovaScotia #NowPlaying #NSR #Ocean #Photography #RCN #Seeds #Sunrise #Sunset #TeamHeardle #Tech #Travel #TravelBlogs #Trees #Turtles #TwitterMigration #Veterans #WAYCTV
You know I've more #photos ?
If I show you everything, why bother going? It's 280kms to Halifax, I'm showing you that it's worth the drive.
STAY ON MARINE DRIVE!
100 series highways are for speed, not sightseeing.
They pass none of this.
1/2 way back, there's a shelter, then another crescent beach. There's more I can't tell you about..😎 It's a secret.
And don't pick my cranberries
Big Bird's smaller friend, Little Bird, shares the beach with us.
Someone wrote 'Rasta' in the sand? That's not going to last 6 hours! #Tide
The long boardwalk was worth it. If you don't do your research before you go visiting, you'll miss the best stuff.
See this? https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tor+Bay,+NS+B0H+1T0email@example.com,-61.3767485,6300m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x4b5cba6256fdbf7d:0x26c818b30473bea8!8m2!3d45.198824!4d-61.3664059
See the long Boardwalk on the map? #WorthIt
@redhairedphotographer All of #NovaScotia is like this. #CapeBreton, of course, but also, many places go unmentioned, along the 7500kms of coastline.. Including Cape Breton, I regularly post with the NS Hashtag, #WAYCTV https://halifaxsocial.ca/tags/WAYCTV
Marble Mountain, and North Sydney, #CapeBreton NS.
#Introduction: from Twitter:
ex-sailor, tried Navy a bit, didn't like it, quit after 33 years.
Ran a Mobile DJ Biz, b4 the Taxman took the fun away.
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