Nova Scotia Vacation 2003
This adventure really began in 1998 when Marcia and I took our first visit to Nova Scotia .  We did not see enough in our 5 days there to satisfy us soooooo we  paid another visit to one of our favorite places.  For those of you who do not know about this Atlantic Province of our neighbor to the north let me show you by map where it is.   I used a "Doers and Dreamers Guide" for N.S. to plan and book our trip.  Below are pictures and narratives of the places we visited.  The background photo is wild Lupins growing in Hall's Harbor.  If you enjoy this then perhaps you will visit or join us on our next adventure.   Links to the various location web sites are provided for your enjoyment.    Thanks from Buzz  and Marcia Cashion.
Marcia at Peggy's cove
Our first night was spent in the tiny village of Peggy's Cove.  The lighthouse behind Marcia is in the right background of the picture on the right, really it is there.  Very foggy that morning.  The lighthouse is the village post office.  Peggy's Cove is a beautiful place and all visitors to N.S. need to stop by and stand on the rocks by the ocean.
Mahone Bay , a beautiful coastal town,  was our next stop.  The east entrance by the bay is highlighted by the three churches on the bay. We spent several hours there,  then continued across the western end of the province to Annapolis Royal .  This village is one of,  if not the oldest town in Canada.  The oldest wooden house and the oldest street are to be found there.  The photo on the right is a statue in the Fort Anne National Site .  The Annapolis River runs along side.
In Annapolis Royal we stayed at the Bread and Roses Inn , our room  occupied a portion of the third floor, and was a real treat.  The owners were most gracious and if you go there please drop by or better, stay with them.   A small antique shop named David's was a treat.  The owner can be seen in the photo on the right.  It is a must to see while you are there.  
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We agreed that the best dinner in N.S. was in Annapolis Royal at the Garrison House Inn .  
 If you travel to this lovely village, dining there is a must.
A.R. features  beautiful gardens and has a tidal power station which harnesses the tidal power of the Annapolis River.  Make sure to see these. The "Habitation" is also a must see.  
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We agreed that the best dinner in N.S. was in Annapolis Royal at the Garrison House Inn .   If you travel to this lovely village, dining there is a must.
Paddys
Day 3 saw us travel through the Annapolis Valley to Kentville with side trips to the coast road and to Hall's Harbor (left).  The Bay of Fundy is noted for its tides which are at times as much as 50 ft difference between high and low.  Several hours later there was no water in the harbor.  At Kentville we dined outside(as many did through N.S.) at Paddy's Pub .  As in all(but one) places there, the food was excellent.
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This is Marcia  sitting in the parlor of  The Blomidon Inn .   Our room included a
 4 course dinner and breakfast.
 

While there we met and enjoyed the company of Daniel and Nancy Austin of
 Fort Lauderale, Florida
 After lunch in Kentville we traveled through New Minas about 12 miles to Wolfville , a small college town which sits on the edge of the Minas Basin .  Our accommodations there was the Blomidon Inn, a 4 star  establishment with an excellent dinning room.   
    Fossil  hunting was next!!!!