Category Archive: Canada

Mar 23

Margaree Valley – by Karin (the mom)

For me, Margaree Valley is the heart of Cape Breton Island. Our first introduction to the Valley, was the Margaree Beach. It seemed to take forever to reach it from Baddeck, but the scenery was awesome and the company great. As one of the last activities we could fit in with the Knechtle family before …

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Nov 30

Highland Village – by Marike

After the Knechtles left Canada to go back home to Trinidad, we hired a car for a week to explore Cape Breton. One of the things we planned to do during our time with the car, was visit the “Highland Village museum”. We had no idea quite what to expect, (how long it would take, …

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Nov 17

The Two Rivers Park – by Franci

We always love visiting Zoos and Parks. We enjoy seeing animals that we have never seen before. : ). The Two Rivers Park has a big, open area of green fields and a pond, but all the actual enclosures are located in the adjacent forest. Its almost as if you were walking on a path …

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Nov 17

The Louisbourg Fortress – by Sophia

     

Nov 11

The Highlands Park and Cabot Trail – by Karin (the Mom)

The Highlands Park of Cape Breton is a wildlife area that takes up most of the Northern Tip of the Island. There is really just one drivable road that runs along the outside of the Park. It is very scenic and is a natural extension of the well known Cabot trail. The views of the Atlantic Ocean are astounding. It is possible …

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Nov 02

Birds in Nova Scotia – by Franci

The bird life of the American continents is very different from those found in Africa. The differences between the two American continents themselves are quite marked, if perhaps less varied in the tropical areas. Not only is North America a new continent for me, but neither have I been as far north as Canada before …

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Nov 02

The Knechtles – by Marike

This post is about our dear friends the Knechtles without whom we never would have visited Nova Scotia. (Which is, by the way, my favourite place on our trip so far!) Here is the background on how the Knechtles influenced us to make Nova Scotia part of our traveling plans. I’ll also outline what we …

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Oct 28

Canada – First Impressions – by the Mom

The temperature of the air started dropping about halfway through our trip from Florida to Nova Scotia. How did we know? We got through a whole day without perspiring. Next thing, we needed jackets (or something) when sitting in the cockpit. Things were looking on the up and up. Soon after this, the nights cooled right down and we …

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