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Winter Day Trip to the Walton Lighthouse

by Amanda Cashin, on Thu, 27 Feb 2014 | No Comments

While this historic beacon is open only from May through to October, it didn't stop us exploring the area surrounding it. The Walton Lighthouse is one of the few that can still be entered and climbed in Nova Scotia. So wile we missed out on the 20 foot climb to the top of the light, we were still able to enjoy the external view, and a wonderful sense of peace in the presence of this historic light.

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Trip to Fundy Shore to Say "Hi" at Low Tide

by Devin Trefry, on Tue, 19 Nov 2013 | No Comments

It had been quite a few years since my wife Sara and I had been to Burncoat Head Park on the shore of the Minas Basin. I knew it was an amazing place that I wanted to share with the kids.

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Bay of Fundy Boating Adventure!

by Devin Trefry, on Tue, 08 Oct 2013 | No Comments

As we rounded the point at the far end of the island we were excited to see a curious seal pop up to greet us. Then we saw another...and then another... and another. They seemed surprised to see us, but I suppose it's not that often that they would have visitors there.

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Driftwood & Dining Adventure in Advocate Harbour

by Devin Trefry, on Wed, 04 Sep 2013 | No Comments

The beach was lined with an incredible fortress of driftwood that protected our private oasis. It was covered by smooth rocks tumbled by the extreme tides, with a strip of black sand that was perfect for walking. Sara and I enjoyed our surroundings while the kids decided to brave the chilly water. They were splashing about and having a blast!

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A New Light on November

by Devin Trefry, on Thu, 22 Nov 2012 | No Comments

Being that it was November (with no leaves left on the trees) we had an extraordinary view of the water most of our way and we even saw a partridge! The funny thing is that it wasn't until two days later that I realized the connection... we saw a partridge... on "Partridge Island" - how cool!

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What A Rush: Tidal Bore Rafting In Nova Scotia

by Angela Gray, on Sun, 28 Oct 2012 | No Comments

When I saw the tidal bore come rushing towards us I knew we were in for a fantastic ride. I knew in that instant I was finally experiencing the true power of the Bay of Fundy.

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Bucket-list Kayaking and a Perfect Picnic

by Devin Trefry, on Mon, 24 Sep 2012 | No Comments

I am typically not a big fan of salads but this was culinary magic with cubes of cheddar, and dried cranberries, fresh picked lettuce from Else Marie's garden and a maple vinaigrette dressing that was to die for!

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The Killer K - Surfing the Tidal bore's biggest feature

by Karl Vollmer, on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 | No Comments

The Shubenacadie tidal bore is one of the many unique features in Nova Scotia, and one that you definitely don't want to miss. Starting in "Maitland Nova Scotia":http://www.maitlandns.com, it travels up the Shubenacadie river system about three hours after low tide at "Burncoat head":http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/eng/station?sid=270. The incoming water interacts with the various mud banks on the river bottom creating standing waves which can be in excess of 18ft high.

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A Tidally Awesome Retreat

by Devin Trefry, on Mon, 13 Aug 2012 | No Comments

The Five Islands area offers some of the most spectacular coastal landscape in the country and is one of the best places to view the dramatic change in Fundy tides from high to low.

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There's Copper In Cape d'Or, Not Gold!!

by Jim Cyr, on Tue, 20 Mar 2012 | No Comments

Samuel de Champlain visited the Bay of Fundy in 1604 and legend has it that he named this area Cape d'Or because the copper minerals reflecting from the cliffs reminded him of gold. However, the copper was known to the local Mi'kmaq far before that time. Champlain found copper on the west side of the point.

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Land of Giants

by Devin Trefry, on Mon, 07 Nov 2011 | 1 comment

If you have ever been to the Town of Oxford you've probably seen the friendly giant wild blueberry greeting you to the "Wild Blueberry Capital of Canada." Nova Scotia is the largest processor of wild blueberries in the world!

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Wood, Glass, Pelican Poo and an Artist Retreat

by Devin Trefry, on Tue, 20 Sep 2011 | Comments (2)

We inched down the driveway as Ben's little dog "Max" darted in and out of view in front of our car. I was scared to death that I was going to run over the little thing! Max is a fluffy little Japanese Chen who quickly won us over with his tricks and adorable charm.

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Kayaking on the Shubenacadie Tidal Bore

by Karl Vollmer, on Tue, 19 Jul 2011 | Comments (2)

Until I moved to Nova Scotia just two and a half years ago I had never even heard of a Tidal Bore. Caused by the large tidal change in the Bay of Fundy twice a day the lower 30km of the Shubenacadie river changes direction and flows upstream. This reversing flow can create standing waves of almost 5 meters. For the sane you can ride the waves in high-horse power zodiacs through the local tour operators. For the brave, and experienced you can paddle it in a sea kayak.

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Exploring Travel Routes at Five Islands

by Jim Cyr, on Thu, 23 Jun 2011 | No Comments

I entered into a meeting room one day and started to look at the Nova Scotia Geological Map and the other person in the room told me a story about how early European traders used to throw out their ballast to make room for all of treasures they would bring back to Europe from the fur trade with the local Mi'kmaw. The ballast would include non-native stones such as flint which was found & used afterwards.

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Spring is Sprung!

by Devin Trefry, on Sat, 21 May 2011 | No Comments

So, in our part of the world we're pretty fortunate to have no shortage of spectacular parks and trails to explore and to get ourselves back in touch with nature.

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A trip on the Mystical Fundy Ferry...

by Terri McCulloch, on Wed, 09 Feb 2011 | No Comments

One of the best ways to close the travel loop around our horseshoe-shaped bay is to traverse its entrance aboard the Fundy ferry.

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X-country Skiing on the low tide beach

by Terri McCulloch, on Sun, 30 Jan 2011 | No Comments

No doubt about it: our Bay of Fundy beaches are well-loved and oft-visited by locals year round. Lovely in the 'fair weather' months, that's for sure, but in winter the snow and tides make for some curious experiences...

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Celebrating Australia Day - Bay of Fundy style!

by Terri McCulloch, on Wed, 26 Jan 2011 | No Comments

I couldn't resist popping this post in the middle of my winter series...Today is Australia Day, a perfect opportunity to announce the formation of a 'world beating team' that we hope will propel the Bay of Fundy to one of the winning New7Wonders of Nature.

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Freezing ice falls

by Terri McCulloch, on Wed, 19 Jan 2011 | No Comments

One of the peculiarities of our sculpted coast in winter here on the Bay of Fundy is frozen waterfalls emanating from the cliffs in random locations.

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Bay of Fundy winters - 1st in a series

by Terri McCulloch, on Thu, 06 Jan 2011 | No Comments

Winter is one of the best times to explore the Bay of Fundy...that is if you are enchanted by isolated two-tone seascapes, random ice cakes, frothy twists of snow and swirling winds.

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