I often dream of returning to Nova Scotia, where Stuart and I spent a week on our honeymoon in 2002. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world, so abundant with history, charming, friendly people and of course, the ocean is spectacular.
We began our journey in Halifax. The ferry trip between Halifax and Dartmouth was made often, as we stayed on the other side of the Halifax Harbour, and travelled back and forth. We had not booked ahead any overnight stays anywhere, so that we were free to come and go as we pleased and spend the most time in our favorite new-found towns. We enjoyed exploring Halifax, it’s great seafood restaurants and beautiful historic sites.
I had been told by a friend of my parents who is from Nova Scotia “you must see Mahone Bay and Lunenburg.” She was so right, for these two towns were so glorious, that I still fantasize about retiring in Lunenburg one day.
We had packed clothes for June-type weather, and were very unprepared for the colder temperatures this ocean-side province provided in the late spring. In most of our snap shots, Stuart is wearing the same outfit, consisting of the only sweater he had brought with him!
Peggy’s Cove will be permenantly etched in my mind’s eye forever. Despite the hundreds of other tourists we shared our day with, the ocean scenery was glorious. The sky was the most beautiful shade of blue against the calm water. Boats of all sizes passed, and provided us with a wonderous show.