Beautiful Rainbow Over Mockingee Lake

Story Behind the Picture I was kayaking with a friend on Mockingee Lake during a Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia (CKNS) Ladies Night Paddle. The weather was bordering on rain as the light grey clouds turned into menacing, darker ones. The rain soon started and winds picked up as we made our way back to the…

Mockingee Lake, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mockingee or Mockingigh I’m not sure of the exact spelling, as the lake is spelled two ways when searched on the Internet. Mockingee seems to be the most recognized, so I will use this spelling in this blog. Access to Mockingee Lake via Falls Lake Boat Launch There are two ways to access Mockingee Lake….

Nova Scotia, Canada – 2021 – Summer Moments

Kayaking – Have Trailer Will Travel! This was the important moment of Summer 2021, being able to transport my kayak! This had me back on track for getting out there and paddling! Big shout out to my husband Michael, who assembled the trailer for me. Think IKEA. You’ll get the picture of the number of…

Snow Day!

With 40+ centimeters of snow burying Atlantic Canada during the night, Michael and I woke to a winter wonderland! We attempted to go snowboarding at Martock, a nearby ski/snowboarding hill, but couldn’t get out of the driveway! Instead, we took a short walk and played in the snow! The deep snow made walking challenging, so…

Have You Seen Bob?

Update – April 30th, 2021 Bob went missing this past January 9th, 2021. His body was found yesterday, April 29th, 2021. He drowned in Falls Lake. He has been dead for many months based on the condition of his body. We took his body to the vet where he was scanned and the microchip number…

14 Day COVID Quarantine in Nova Scotia, Canada

Airport Arrival Protocol I flew out of Victoria International Airport in British Columbia, with a short layover at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Ontario, to arrive at my final destination of Nova Scotia and the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. All those arriving in Halifax had to fill out a COVID check-in document, and could…

Victoria, British Columbia to Upper Vaughan, Nova Scotia

Victoria – Early Morning Run I started my last day in British Columbia with a 5km run. I wasn’t sure of the area. As I started out, I was happy to stumble across a trail – which shouldn’t have surprised me – walking trails are a common feature of the varied locations I visited on…

Let It Snow! My First Nova Scotian Snow in Four Years!

After four years of living in the desert climate of Qatar, I’m now back in Nova Scotia and just experienced my first snowfall of the season!  It was “Big Snow – Little Snow” – meaning big snow flakes that don’t last long. My drive home from work as the rain starts to turn to snow…..

An Evening of Music in Upper Vaughn, Nova Scotia

This was the last Monday of the month, evening music jam at the South West Hants Fire Station in Upper Vaughn.  Upper Vaughn is up on a low mountain, within farming country here in Nova Scotia!  The crowd was totally country, in lifestyle and in music!  Michael is a rocker, a BC boy with different…