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…

Card Lake, Nova Scotia, Canada

Card Lake Signage I was excited to find this lake, as I packed up and headed down Highway #14 towards Chester. Starting at the Windsor entrance to Highway #14, Card Lake is about 32kms in. Don’t blink though when you’re near, because you might miss the weather beaten signage indicting you’ve arrived at your destination….

Panuke Lake, Nova Scotia, Canada

Panuke Lake Boat Launch I traveled Highway #1 from Garlands Crossing to Three Mile Plains. There, I turned onto Panuke Road. This paved road eventually turns into a gravel road that ends at the boat launch. There is lots of space to maneuver your vehicle if you have a trailer hauling your boat, like I…

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…