Category Archives: Travel

Excess Baggage

Or 6 essentials for the writer on holiday Wondering if you can possibly be without a book or a notepad for even a week? And what about the laptop? What’s the wifi like at your palm-fringed idyll or your remote … Continue reading

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Sharing the Pleasure

A warm welcome on a freezing night and the discovery of superb Apple & Gin sorbet. It had been a dramatic, even traumatic, week. It was coming to a close after a Friday spent traipsing round used-car dealers in the … Continue reading

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Last Lap

Leaving Yarmouth, it’s back on the road, which in Canada often means one thing. Followers of these journeys through Nova Scotia will have noticed that they are regularly punctuated by food stops. The less pleasing (very few) are not mentioned, … Continue reading

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Little Gems

Kejimkujik National Park has featured here before and remains a favourite. But on this trip it’s the start rather than the destination for two days of discovery round the south-west coast of Nova Scotia. My mother used to say all … Continue reading

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Pulling Power

A little research would have told me what was in store, but I savoured the prospect of first hand discovery and was not disappointed. The sign outside the Queens County Fairground announced simply ‘Horse Pull’, which to the uninitiated like me, … Continue reading

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So What’s Wrong With This Country?

The goodwill and bonhomie of the 2012 festivities seem to have worn off pretty quickly in Britain. Not long ago I returned from an extended stay away from the UK – away from all things Royal, Wimbledon and Olympic. More than … Continue reading

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Mountain High

The first visit to North Mountain was another of those wonderful surprises that seem so commonplace in Nova Scotia, yet continue to astonish and delight. Before the surprise, a little geography: North Mountain is not a mountain, it is the … Continue reading

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