Last summer, mere days after my plane landed from my time on the west coast of Canada, I embarked with my family on a nearly day-long drive from Toronto to the east coast. Nova Scotia is an incredibly beautiful place, and I quickly became enraptured with the quiet beauty of the maritimes. It was also my first time seeing the ocean in person, to feel the salty spray of the water against my skin, the wind breezing through my sweater and cooling me down even on the warmest of summer days.
Both seeing the Titanic Exhibit inside the Halifax Maritime Museum, as well as paying respects at Fairview Cemetery (the cemetery containing the most number of Titanic victims’ graves) have always been bucket list travel items for me. Not to mention whale watching off the coast of the small French-speaking town of Chéticamp; feeling the small boat rock with the rhythmic waves while the mammals swam below and around us was mesmerizing. Their smooth bodies bobbed in and out of the water’s surface as they swam alongside us and we sailed along. Being able to do all of these things last summer was, to put it simply, amazing.
With Nova Scotia, I feel that photos will do a better job depicting my week spent there than words can, so I’ve included my favourite images from the trip below (click to enlarge the photos):
Have you ever been to Nova Scotia? Do you ever plan on going? Let me know in the comments!