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13 Aug, 2008

Summer vacation: across to Nova Scotia

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Photography|travel talk

From PEI we crossed the ferry over to Nova Scotia. Emma harboured a stowaway:

Emma shelters a stowaway

(It was a ladybug.)

We stayed at a wonderful place called Pictou Lodge…

our place at Pictou

… which had wonderful views:

Sunset in Pictou

Sunset in Pictou

We were there for three sleeps, which was the perfect amount of time for our stay. It was restful yet busy. I like vacations like that, don’t you?

Emma paddles


Time for s'mores

tiny hermit crab

The collection grows

Sarah is birdwatching

… but soon it was time to move on to our next destination.

Remind me to tell you about:

– the postcard in Vermont
– our holiday eating habits
– what we did to entertain ourselves during the longest stretches

5 Responses to "Summer vacation: across to Nova Scotia"

1 | Ginger

August 13th, 2008 at 8:30 am


I am really enjoying all of your photos. I have always wanted to visit the North Eastern United States and up into the Nova Scotia area. I think it will be one of the vacations we take with our children one day.

2 | Nicol

August 13th, 2008 at 9:53 am


It already looks beautiful! I can’t wait to see the rest of your trip! It is one area that I would LOVE to visit some day!

3 | Lynn

August 13th, 2008 at 11:15 am


Your vacation looks marvelous. Did you drive out, or fly?

We did almost exactly this same vacation (driving) before we had kids. We loved PEI so much, I’d love to live there someday. Looks like the trip is very kid-friendly – we will definitely have to take the kids again…in a few years. When I have several consecutive full nights of sleep under my belt :).

4 | Sharon

August 14th, 2008 at 1:18 pm


SIGH… We didn’t take a vacation like that this year. I would love to now.
But since I didn’t I will take a trip with you.


5 | Devon

August 28th, 2009 at 2:28 pm


Hi there,
I work on behalf of Tourism Prince Edward Island and was happy to read you enjoyed your stay on the Island! We have a site called Share Your PEI (www.shareyourpei.com) where other travellers would likely benefit from seeing your pictures and reading your stories. I hope you enjoy the site and consider sharing!

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