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…

Martock Ski Hill – Learning to Snowboard – Lesson I

Arriving – 9:30am – It is ALREADY Packed! Slide Heel Down – Straight My instructor Shannon, after a very beginning intro on maneuvering on a flat surface on a snow board…. brought me to the bunny hill! My first lesson here was putting my weight on my heels and sliding straight down. Getting Up From…

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…..