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A few days in Nova Scotia

After Montreal, I spent 3 days in Nova Scotia (a night in Halifax and two visiting friends in a more rural area). And it was SO lovely!


Canada sign on the waterfront in Halifax.


Highlights of my few days include:


I got to meet Elisabeth!!!

I had to start with this because I’m so excited this happened! When I planned my visit to Nova Scotia I planned my itinerary around some Canadian friends I wanted to visit and a work connection I wanted to meet with. I knew Elisabeth lived in Nova Scotia of course, but I didn’t know exactly where. A few weeks ago I discovered she lives in the same part of Nova Scotia as my friends! So we organised a catch up. And it was so so lovely! We chatted non-stop about life, family, blogs and everything else, we drank coffee/tea at a local coffee shop, we went for a walk through local parks and woods, and Elisabeth was so generous in being my tour guide.


We also discovered that neither of us are good at selfies so this was our best attempt haha


Walking some forest trails


Acadia, beautiful old university on even more beautiful grounds.


I visited a gorgeous winery. This was with my other friend, and it was such a nice afternoon. I had a white wine tasting, we shared a cheese and smoked salmon board, and it was so nice to catch up. We had the most spectacular weather. Happy days.

Not a bad view.

Yum!


Nova Scotia has so much history! I love history, and really enjoyed the old cemetery and lots of old buildings in both Halifax and Wolfville.


Old cemetary (burying ground) from 1763

Old lighthouse, because it’s Nova Scotia :) how cute


Heritage Properties, Halifax


I enjoyed the Titanic exhibit at the Maritime Museum, Halifax.

For part of my visit to Halifax, it was chilly, as the clouds came over and the wind chill was epic. So I ducked into the maritime museum for a couple of hours, and it was great. It was all interesting, but the Titanic exhibit was a highlight. (Anyone else picture the 90s movie whenever Titanic is mentioned? Such a cultural phenomenon of that era). Rescue boats were launched from Halifax and brought back the deceased, as well as many items from the ship, some of which are on display.


Titanic deckchair

A post from the grand staircase on the Titanic.

A young child’s shoes. So sad.


I had a lovely last night solo in Halifax.

After a really nice couple of days visiting my old friends, I had a final evening in Halifax before making my long journey home. I walked up to the citadel and around, then down to the waterfront and along, and finally had a delicious dinner beside the water.

Taken while on my walk around the citadel

The Halifax waterfront

Oysters and wine at The Bicycle Thief, great restaurant, friendly staff, I highly recommend!


I flew out of Halifax this morning, and now I’m at Vancouver airport, waiting for my flight home. I had a few hours in Vancouver today, which I’ll update on my next blog post, because I’m too tired right now. Can’t wait to see my family, travelling has been fun but a bit lonely at times (when I haven’t been with friends), I need my people! Not much longer now though,

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jennystancampiano
May 24

I think we can all agree that meeting Elisabeth is on our bucket list! I've been reading her blog for a few years and she's convinced me that Nova Scotia is the most beautiful place in the world. The whole trip sounds incredible. I hope you made it home safe and sound- I'm sure you're happy to see your family again!

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Sophie
May 25
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She’s been telling the truth, it really is that beautiful haha! The whole trip was incredible, I feel very lucky, and now glad to be home.

Hope your race has gone well!!!

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Nicole MacPherson
Nicole MacPherson
May 24

This looks amazing! Yay for meeting up with Elisabeth. Gorgeous photos!

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Sophie
Sophie
May 25
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With beautiful weather and surrounds, the photos came out so well. Now I see how Elisabeth has such amazing photos (well, she is good at photography but also the scenery is just so photogenic!)

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Guest
May 24

This is Lisa! I am jealous that you got to meet Elisabeth! That is crazy that she lives in the same area as your other friends. What are the chances? I would love to visit NS eventually. It looks so so charming and gorgeous!!


I hope your flight home is uneventful! But I am glad you had such a great trip but that is a long trip and the time difference probably made it tricky to talk to your family back home!!

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Sophie
Sophie
May 25
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I know Lisa, I basically only know two people in Canada and they happen to live in the same part of Nova Scotia! How crazy is that. I’m so grateful ☺️

And yes, the time difference was terrible (most of my waking hours they were asleep), which made it harder to be away. But I’m home now and happy for “normal” life again.

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Guest
May 23

Ahhhh I'm very jealous!!!! Meeting Elisabeth is on my bucket list. LOL! (From Grateful Kae...gah I always forget how to work your comment section!)

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Sophie
May 25
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Argh the comment section on my blog is the worst, I need to go on a mission to fix it, so annoying!

I know Kae, I was so lucky that my trip took me close to Elisabeth, definitely a highlight of my travels getting to meet :)


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optimisticmusings7
May 23

It is SO fun to read a recap where I recognize the area (and myself)! What a fun visit and I'm so, so glad we were able to meet up. I wish you lived much closer, but how awesome that we got to connect in-person? I'll practice my two-person selfie skills before our next meeting, haha.


Nova Scotia really is incredibly beautiful. I evangelize about it a lot, but I'm glad you agree and enjoyed your time in our little province <3

Come back any time. I have lots more I can show you ;)

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Sophie
Sophie
May 25
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I would LOVE to come back one day, maybe with the family! You truly do live in a delightful place :)

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