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Diversity of Adventure in Southwest Nova Scotia

by Wally Hayes, on Sat, 14 Aug 2010 | No Comments

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Photography in a seaside marsh at Riverport on the South Shore

For anyone with a yearning for outdoor adventure, the southwestern part of Nova Scotia would have to be near the top of your wish list.

This area is bounded by two uniquely different bodies of salt water, the granite-strewn Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Bay of Fundy, home of the world's highest tides, on the other.

Sandwiched between them are wilderness acres dotted with hundreds of lakes; pristine rivers and streams and even the 150-kilometer swath of the Annapolis Valley, one of Canada's prime fruit and vegetable growing areas.

Although infinite possibilities for outdoor adventure abound, you are never far from a town or village where you can end the day with a fine meal and a variety of accommodations . . . everything from an historic country inn or B&B, to a resort, conventional motel or campground. However, it's outdoor adventure you came for so let's have a look at what awaits you in Southwest Nova Scotia.

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 Whale watchinng off Digby Neck

Schooner Bluenose II near Lunenburg

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 Motorcyclists at Annapolis Royal

 Golfing at Chester on Mahone Bay

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 Fishing from a dock near Hubbards

Scuba diver and friend in South Shore waters

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A lazy day at Kejimkujik National Park

  Bird watching at Lower West Pubnico

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Golfing at Lunenburg

                   Sailing regatta on Mahone Bay

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 Kayaker and friend at Port Mouton

                     Break at Summerville Beach

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 Dawn anglers at Ten Mile Lake

          Surfer at Western Head near Liverpool

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Successful Wedgeport tuna anglers

         Kayakers on the Sissiboo River near Weymouth

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 Humpback whale shows its head . .

 . . and tail before diving into the Bay of Fundy

 

Some website to check for more information on Southwest Nova Scotia:
www.exploreourshores.com
www.destinationsouthwestnova.com
www.novascotia.com

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