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…

New Year’s Eve Day – Cape Split, Scots Bay, Nova Scotia

Happy New Year! Michael and I started the first day of 2021 with lots of fresh air, great conversation and the joy of being outside as we hiked 6.5km to Cape Split! The Drive – Blomidon Look-off Our drive to Cape Split took us through the historic Acadian Wellington Dyke then up along the North…

Christmas Eve Day, 2020 – Burntcoat Head Park, Noel, Nova Scotia

Continuing Our Traveling Tradition Since Michael and I married in 2015, we’ve traveled every Christmas Break. This Christmas, COVID changed how our Christmas would unfold, so with Michael in quarantine over the holidays – I took Christmas Eve Day to go on a local adventure to continue our traveling tradition! The Drive Nova Scotia has…

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…

British Columbia’s Capital City – Victoria, Vancouver Island

For One Night Only My flight home to Nova Scotia departed from Victoria International Airport. Michael and I arrived in Victoria the day before my flight – to spend a night there. We arrived around 3:00pm in the afternoon, checked in… then departed to run a few errands and see some sights. It was a…

Storms and Sunshine

There are those events in life that bring pain and storms – storms of emotions that are challenging to navigate through, even with the help of a compass. As we move through the storm, we may not see the clearing ahead. We forget the calm after the storm because we’re doing everything we can in…

Ripple Rock Trail – Vancouver Island, British Columbia

The Story of Ripple Rock Ripple Rock, or “Old Rip” as it was called – was one of the most “notorious marine hazards in North America”. The twin-peaked rock in Seymour Narrows took many ships and lives. In 1958, the largest man-made, non-nuclear explosion in history removed the rock, allowing for safe passage. The Trail…