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Day 21 … Storied homes

Day 21 … Storied homes

“And here’s where the slop from the operating room went,” says Rosemary, as she lifts up the lid from a counter which now serves as a storage room. I have visions of guts and gore plopping into slop buckets below. I’m visiting Rosemary Guyette and Dick Pothier at their home on Sycamore Street. This home […]

Day 20 … played hooky

Day 20 … played hooky

Ever notice how dandelions look pretty fuzzy at first glance  … but get up close and personal with one and WOW! What you can see is simply astounding. Puts me in mind of that old saying, “There’s more here than meets the eye …” When I was rained out of axe throwing in Barrington today, […]

Days 17-19 Picture perfect

Days 17-19 Picture perfect

I’m on a three-day paddle with Carol and Gerald Jacquard, their dog Bandit, and my husband Barrie. We’re paddling in a region close to where we live that encompasses three lakes (Quinan, Big Gull and Great Barren), some still waters, and several islands. If I tried to describe the essence of this trip, I would fail. So […]

Day 16 … Bargoons

Day 16 … Bargoons

You can’t beat “free.”  This was a day for bargains and bonuses for me. First off, I had the morning free from TJP–meaning I wasn’t on the road. This meant I could tidy up my messy office,  iron  some clothes (yes, I do iron about once a year), and start packing for a three-day canoe […]

Days 14/15 … GEZELLIG

Days 14/15 … GEZELLIG

Do you know that if you plan on digging clams, your chances of finding them improve at low tide–just as the tide starts to turn? And here’s a tidbit for you to chew on: clams are spooked by thunder and lightning. Yup. It’s true. So you’ll likely not have much luck digging a mess of […]

Day 13 … Cemetery insights

Day 13 … Cemetery insights

As Barrie and I stroll towards the Ritchie Memorial Chapel at Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery, the bells peal six times. I’m somewhat relieved, as I thought we were late for our 6 p.m. meeting with John Wainwright. After the usual hellos, John asks how long a tour we want. Assuming that cemeteries are about as exciting […]

Addendum

Addendum

  While chatting with Nancy Hood enroute to Riley’s Cove yesterday, the subject of waterfalls came up. I told her how Barrie and I would be trying to find “la montagne” later in the day.  Nancy said, “Get in touch with René Belliveau. He has a waterfall close to where he lives.” I hadn’t seen René […]

Day 10 … Rockhounding

Day 10 … Rockhounding

There are rocks … and there are rocks. Although I don’t own any jewellery made of Nova Scotia agate, I’ve long been a fan of the exquisite pendants and rings that John Hood creates (Scotia Gems) and always wondered where he found the rocks to cut and polish. So I invited myself and Barrie on […]

Day 12 … Two kinds of heaven

Day 12 … Two kinds of heaven

It’s been said that wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit. If this is true, perhaps it’s because places in the wilderness provides that other-worldly feeling we sometimes refer to as “heavenly.” I know that word is clichéd, but Birchdale is such a place. And, although I’ve been there many […]

Day 11 … Beans & Gospel music

Day 11 … Beans & Gospel music

  Plans went amok for day 11 so I went into high gear looking for a Plan B. Didn’t have to go far. The Events section of the Vanguard listed a couple of things that sparked my interest, starting with a bean supper at the Pembroke Community Hall. Barrie nodded his approval and we set […]

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