Tuesday, October 8, 2019

A Maritime Vacation

Raise your hands if you've
ever visited the Maritime Providences of Canada.
If you haven't, but you like. . . 

beautiful coastal fishing villages,

a culture that revolves around the sea,

and more idyllic villages nestled along the coasts 

then this is for you!
 It's a beautiful place to relax,
and enjoy a wonderful vacation.

We walked on the bottom of the sea at low tide
at Hopewell Rock on the Bay of Fundy.

The sandstone is eroded into formations 
known as "flower pots".

When the tide comes in, it rises 

on the average of 43 feet in about 6 hours.
 It's quite a phenomenon. 

It's the perfect place 
to put on a bib and enjoy

a lobster supper or

a dozen oysters 

                                                   in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
                                                                  (no, not my thing!)

                                                     You'll find plenty of Anne all over PEI.

Lucy  Maud Montgomery's classic 
Anne of Green Gables (1908)
continues to be a favorite of young and old alike.

The island is beautiful 

with green pastures

bays filled with mussel lines and oyster farms, 

and coastlines with rose colored sand.

Then  headed off to the dramatic coastal cliffs of the
Cape Breton highlands, Nova Scotia.

Visiting the tiny Acadian community 
Che'ticamp, Nova Scotia you'll
hear toe tapping music,

while eating your lobster roll

and then learn about the community's famed
rug hooking art.

I can't even imagine.

The Maritime Providences must be 
the lighthouse capitol of the world.

The lighthouse at Peggy's Cove

 is said to be the most visited fishing village in Canada

Take time to talk with an old sea captain
to learn about his sea adventures.

Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia and
has a beautiful harbor front
with lots of ships sailing in and out.

  You might even see a cartoon tugboat celebrity.

Make a stop at Cows Ice Cream for
some of the best sweet treat found only in Canada.

Halifax played a significant role in the tragic Titanic story. 
Halifax was the closest major port and

just hours after the Titanic sunk, ships from Halifax were sent 
on the sad mission to recover the bodies of the 1,518 victims.

Of the 208 bodies that were brought to Halifax,
159 were laid to rest here.
116 more were buried at sea.

 In 2007, as a result of extensive DNA testing,
 the child's shoes were identified 
as those of 19 month old Sidney Leslie Goodwin from England. His entire family perished.

Ready to go?

These Atlantic Providences may be small
Bay of Fundy, high tide

but they pack a lot into a small area.

Nature and Wildlife

 Eagles fishing

A Rich Cultural Heritage

Great Food
Sampled 5 different 
bowls of seafood chowder!!

 Gorgeous scenery

And besides all of that
the people of the Maritimes are fabulous.
Thanks for making our vacation a wonderful experience.
Hope you put a visit on your bucket list.
Until Next Time-


  1. Thanks for the memories .... we so enjoyed our trip there many years ago. So glad that you enjoyed our eastern part of Canada.

  2. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures of a place I'll never get to visit. ---"Love"

  3. So lovely to see the pictures from your trip - I'm glad it went so well. I went there 20 years ago with my husband - the same time of year as you, I did not know about the rug making but so interesting. Your lighthouse pictures especially are wonderful. However did you manage to get such a good picture of an eagle fishing?

  4. Looks like you had a wonderful time. My grandfather grew up in Nova Scotia, not too far from Peggy's Cove. And my neighbor lived in northern PEI which is one of my favorite places. I did wave as you flew over Maine! You are invited here anytime and I will feed you all the lobster you want! Thanks for sharing your delightful photos! You didn't mention it, but did you get to Louisberg on Cape Breton? I have never been and hope to do that someday soon.

  5. Beautiful photos of such a picturesque part of the world. I visited Canada in 1996 and would go back in a heartbeat!

  6. I've wanted to visit the Maritime Provences for many years, hopefully that will happen someday. In the meantime thanks so much for sharing your beautiful photos.

  7. I was there 2 years ago the same time of year but on a cruise. Visited Peggy's Cove (it was POURING DOWN RAIN and cold and yucky), had hope to see the Fundy in action but was wrong time of day (UGH) and spent some time in Halifax. Looks like you had GREAT weather and got some beautiful photos.

  8. Wonderful photos from a wonderful vacation. You saw sights yet did some relaxing. I agree with Sherrill that it appears that you had great weather. I've learned much about the area from this post. Thanks!

  9. Thank you so much for sharing so many pictures of this beautiful part of Canada. Never been there but it looks like a place worth visiting!

  10. I enjoyed seeing all your lovely snaps. What a beautiful location.

  11. I'm ready! :-)

    Looks like a heavenly place to visit and live! I can almost smell the fresh air!!! :-)

  12. Wow! What a trip. Those "flowerpots" are wild! Anne's environs are so pretty. Sad about the Titanic and that little shoe. It's amazing how much we can understand now, through science.

  13. That looks amazing! I think they should hire you as an advertising specialist!! Makes me want to pack my bags!

  14. Absolutely breathtaking . . . thanks for all the photos and information, I truly enjoyed my visit :)

  15. Thanks for all the beautiful photos! Those flower pots are amazing and it's hard to believe the water rises to that level at high tide. I have a 5th cousin who lives in N.S. We discovered each other doing genealogy :)

  16. I'm raising my hand - I've been lucky enough to travel to the Maritimes twice and loved every minute of it. So glad that it didn't disappoint.

  17. Looks like such an interesting place to visit! Your photos are excellent. So many things I could comment on, but I was worried about that one lighthouse, it looks like it is about to sink.

  18. I've never been there so thanks for taking us along on your vacation! It does look like a great place to visit. You took such gorgeous photos, I almost feel like I was there with you.

  19. Kyle maravilloso viaje.
    Gracias por compartir tus experiencias y tus bonitas fotografías

  20. I just drooled my way through these photos, Kyle. This is on my bucket list--and your pictures made me want to go even more. My daughters and I talked of making the trip when my oldest was living in New Hampshire, but she moved across the country before we made it happen. Hopefully someday. Thanks for the vicarious visit.

  21. Oh I love your travel posts. I savor each and every photo. Looks like you had such a great trip and sampled a lot of great local dishes. those little fishing villages are just darling.
    Those sweet little baby shoes...heartbreaking. I just finished another book about the Titanic and it was wonderful "The Girl Who Came Home"

  22. Wow Kyle - What a beautiful place to visit! Hubby retired almost a year ago and we need to get busy traveling - making a list! We took a cross country road trip in June and drove through 20 states, but it was super fast and not very enjoyable since we rarely stopped to explore. Next time we'll do it MY way! LOL

  23. That was wonderful! Thank you for sharing a little taste of your adventures! I've always wanted to visit the area, due to the Acadian connection. I'm hopeful we'll be in retirement and travel mode soon!

  24. It looks just like I imagined it would. You will have to do a rail fence quilt as a reminder of part of your trip. I remember a friend did that years ago after visiting PEI Island.

  25. Gorgeous! What a beautiful place! And the fooooood! Seafood is definitely my favorite, yes including oysters. Looks like you had a wonderful time.