The first signs of fall are already there and we are looking forward to see the leaves change in the next four weeks.
(Left: Peggy's Cove Preservation Area)
Our exciting round trip started with two days in Halifax and a meet and greet with those people who were available in the past to turn our wishes into real. As we have been here several times, we skipped some of the "must do's" like visiting the Citadel Hill, Public Gardens, Pier 21 or other museum venues.
(Right: view of Mahone Bay)
The farmers' market and the new Seaport farmers' market were something we put on top of our to do list and, inspired by the webcam site NovaScotiaWebCams.com, we took the Harbour Hopper tour to explore Halifax by land and sea, to see the most historic sites of Nova Scotia's capital. We took this tour already several times virtually - while the wish increased steadily to do this tour once in real.
(Above: Seaside Adjunct Kejimkujik National Park)
And of course we used a bit of our time to do shopping and enjoyed the taste of Nova Scotia at some very nice restaurants with real good local food and one or two beers at the Keith brewery tour where we learned a lot from the brewery master.
On Monday we started our journey to Peggy's Cove with its lighthouse which is one of the most famous and photographed lighthouses in the world we suppose. Nearby to the small town of Peggy's Cove you will find a hidden gem, the Peggy's Cove Preservation area.
Following the roads towards Liverpool, we stopped at the famous three churches of Mahone Bay and the picturesque town of Lunenburg to take some photos of the harbour skylines.
Tuesday we followed up our way down south to the seaside adjunct of the Kejimkujik National Park where we had a private tour learning many things about local plants, animals and mammals that you can encounter in the park and the endangered Piping Plovers and their habits.
Although the weather was very foggy we enjoyed a warm hiking day along the shores of the seaside adjunct of the Kejimkujik National Park.
Right now we are in Shelburne directly at the historic waterfront and it is like a journey in a time machine back to 1783. And when you sit down and relax you probably would be able to hear the swirling hammers at the old barrel factory or the famous shipyards of Shelburne.