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Monday, 30 October 2017

St. George's Bay

The rocks and hills of Nova Scotia are a welcome sight to this transplanted Newfoundlander living in Prince Edward Island. While I love our little island home, it is flat and made of red soil and sandstone, so unlike Newfoundland. 



Long Point Lighthouse, Twillingate, Newfoundland 


I didn’t realize I missed the granite cliffs of home until our recent visit to Nova Scotia.


While there, with our friends, Carlo and Hiltrud, my husband and I followed the Sunrise Trail from Antigonish north along St. George’s Bay to Cape George. It was over a winding road through the forested countryside, rocky outcrops of granite and hills dressed in their autumn splendor. Beaches were rocky like many in Newfoundland, instead of sandy like PEI. 




Such a strange world to us now, but familiar to our bones.  


The area isn’t all farmland, like Prince Edward Island. Fishing is an important industry in this area as well. In Lakevale, dredging was underway in the channel from the lake to the bay.




while ducks swam nearby.





Further along the shoreline, Ballantyne’s Cove was a boat basin for pleasure craft and fishing boats. We walked the wharf 




and observed the area from a nearby hill. 





Finally we reached the Cape George lighthouse 




and the clear, sunny day enabled us to see Cape Breton across the bay. 




It is the island part of Nova Scotia attached to the mainland of the province by the Canso Causeway.


Nova Scotia feels and looks like Newfoundland more than Prince Edward Island does. Even though we have come to love our red island home, a visit to the land of our birth is overdue. Nova Scotia was a good teaser.

30 comments:

DJan said...

It is definitely a lovely place. The gorgeous sunshine and the lighthouse caught my eye. Thanks for taking me along to Nova Scotia, my first time. :-)

Shammickite said...

Oh yes, I remember driving the Canso Causeway, then on to catch the ferry to Newfoundland. We were in a hurry so didn't really have time to explore.

Rhodesia said...

When we used to live in Mafikeng I hated it as it was sooooooo flat. The wind and dust just used to blow with no hills to break it. We used to cycle a lot and it was so boring, flat, flat, flat!! I love hills and I love your photos. Diane

Joanne Noragon said...

Coming "home" is so important. The rest of the world is lovely or interesting, but the rolling hills the glaciers left in NE Ohio are home.

Barbara said...

While I was married I lived in the country in Louisiana. I absolutely loved nature and living in the country but when we would go to Houston to visit, I realized I missed all the concrete and tall buildings. Guess I got to have the best of both worlds - Country life and City life.

Elephant's Child said...

Lovely. And isn't it fascinating to learn just what home is to us. For me it is a magpie's call rather than landscape...

Mage said...

What a beautiful world you live in. Thanks for sharing it with us.

bill burke said...

Beautiful images Marie. I always wanted to visit Newfoundland, it looks rugged and gorgeous. Thanks for the tour.

Catarina said...

Our Canada is so beautiful... rich sceneries, amazing people.

Breathtaking pictures!

:)

Anvilcloud said...

The connection between Nfld and NS makes some sense that I had never thought about before.

Marie Smith said...

Nova Scotia is a beautiful place, Jan.

Marie Smith said...

N.S. Is a great place to explore, Shammi.

Marie Smith said...

I love it in PEI, Diane. Nova Scotia is more like the geography of home however.

Marie Smith said...

It's all about where we were raised, Joanne!

Marie Smith said...

You sure did, Barbara!

Marie Smith said...

I don't recall hearing magpies, EC, though I probably heard then when we visited Australia. I did a search to hear their sound. Such interesting sounding creatures. I can understand loving their voices.

Marie Smith said...

It is beautiful in eastern Camada, Mage.

Marie Smith said...

Newfoundland is similar to parts of Nova Scotia but much more rugged, Bill.

Marie Smith said...

Canada is a beautiful country, Catarina, with such variety of landscape and people! It's partly why I love it so.

Marie Smith said...

Parts of Nova Scotia resemble Newfoundland, AC.

The Happy Whisk said...

I have never been but I know that I would love it there. So flippin' pretty.

PS: HAPPY HALLOWEEN 🎃

Debbie said...

A Beautiful lighthouse, it looks so tiny off in the distance.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

I enjoyed this post with your tour around Nova Scotia. I had never been to Newfoundland but I can imagine it would be a lot similar to Nova Scotia with its steep Cliffs and somewhat rugged landscape. The lighthouse picture is amazing with the blue skies in the background, wow what a lovely capture!

Marie Smith said...

It is indeed, HW.

Marie Smith said...

The Twillingate Lighthouse is hugh, Debbie.

Marie Smith said...

Cape George was beautiful that fall day, Marilyn.

jenny_o said...

You should be writing our tourist brochures for us, Marie! An outstanding series of posts on NS - well done.

The Furry Gnome said...

PEI is kind of unique among the Atlantic provinces.

Marie Smith said...

N.S. Is so beautiful, Jenny. It is easy to show it well.

Marie Smith said...

PEI is different. One of these things is not like the others, FG.