Adventures abound in my part of the province. A day of exploring could include browsing one of many antique stores, cycling along the coastline, kayaking some of the finest rivers, lakes and bays in the province or museum hopping.
I live in Yarmouth, a small town that boasts of dozens of beautifully restored sea captain's homes. Some of these have been renovated into outstanding bed & breakfast establishments. Each has its own story and in some cases, ghosts! Our region rocks each summer with traditional festivals celebrating food, song and wacky events like crate-running, frog races, and mackerel-tossing.
I love my job as a reporter for an award-winning community newspaper. It gets me out and about the town and county, snapping photos and shooting video of all of the above and more. Some of my favorite assignments include tuna fishing, participating in a bathtub race (we won!), sailing across the Gulf of Maine in the Yarmouth Cup aboard an 80-foot ketch, and rolling about in a Sea Balloon. As you can see, water holds a strong attraction for me.
I'm a member of the Couchsurfing network, occasionally hosting fascinating travelers from around the world for free and providing them with personalized tours of the area. I'm passionate about our region and all it has to offer and feel it's important to share. I also keep a blog: Life with Yourgogirl.
Chart a course for Yarmouth and the Acadian Shores. You won't be disappointed. We have beaches and campgrounds, lighthouses and lobster boats, theatres and fine dining. Don't forget to sample the rappie pie, steamed lobster and seafood chowder!
A Christmas wonderland sparkles like a jewel in the crown of a town that has centuries of seafaring history. Thousands of LED lights are wrapped around the branches of the tall ancient trees in Yarmouth's Frost Park. Giant presents are stacked at the base of the 150-year-old, three tier fountain, draped in a mantle of gauzy brightness. Even the gazebo, where Th'YARC's strolling carolers charm the crowds, beams golden in the landscape.
Outlandish as it seems, there's a region in Nova Scotia where you could be shovelling your driveway one day and within the next 24-hours find yourself swinging onto the seat of your bike. Warm snaps are not uncommon during January and February in South West Nova Scotia.