Tag Archives | Nova Scotia

Dancing in Mabou–Cape Breton Island

  If Prince Edward Island is the Canadian version of Ireland, Cape Breton Island is its Scotland. Even the name of the place carries the tang of salt sea and misty highland, don’t you think? The island is actually a chunk broken from the northern tip of Nova Scotia (New Scotland, get it?) and attached […]

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GPS malfunction in Nova Scotia

  I was afraid that Miss Julia might refuse to leave Prince Edward Island. We had both become fond of the “gentle island” in our few days there, but what with our gallant waiter’s phone number in her back pocket and a vague mention of a phantom job, who knew what plans might be brewing […]

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A bridge, a ferry–or an iceboat. How to get to Prince Edward Island

  I almost skipped Prince Edward Island. I had been on the fence about visiting the place from the beginning. Here’s why: What comes to mind when you think about Canada’s maritime provinces? I’m guessing the only provinces you’ve heard about (if you live in North America) are Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Right? […]

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The Story of Acadia

  Once upon a time (because all good stories begin that way) an Old World stubbed its toe on a New One, causing all kinds of fuss. The people who were already living there, well, they were easy to cheat, kill, or shove aside. That’s a sad story, but it’s not this story. The people […]

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A day with the Bickersons

  Most people in campgrounds know the ropes. They talk quietly. They don’t party late at night. (And if they do, the party is shut down by the second night.) Their dogs and kids are usually well-behaved. People who don’t abide by the unspoken rules of campground etiquette stand out like a crow in a […]

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