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.