How's she goin' b'y? A Trip to the East Coast

Christy and I just got back from a pretty swell trip to the east coast, Halifax and Cape Breton more specifically. It's a long trip, and a fairly expensive flight, so we don't get back there very often. Our last trip east was two summers ago, so this one was long overdue. 
 

Pretty much my whole family lives in Nova Scotia too, so it's always a treat to get home and see everybody. We focused on family time this trip, and a nice tour of the south shore kicked off our vacation, with a trip to the Ovens, Lunenburg, and Clam Harbour beach. 

Lunenburg is such a picturesque little town. Lots of ship-building history here, and a seemingly infinite supply of delicious seafood restaurants to choose from.

Lunenburg is such a picturesque little town. Lots of ship-building history here, and a seemingly infinite supply of delicious seafood restaurants to choose from.

We rented a car for a few days afterwards, and made our way to Gabarus, in Cape Breton. Most people just look confused when you tell them where you're going, and understandably. It's a tiny lobster fishing village, with a population of probably fifty, and it's at the very end of it's own little highway. If you aren't actively looking for Gabarus, you probably won't find Gabarus.

Gabarus! Beautiful little village, and the freshest lobster you'll ever buy (if you're "in" with one of the fisherman that is!).

Gabarus! Beautiful little village, and the freshest lobster you'll ever buy (if you're "in" with one of the fisherman that is!).

At the bottom of the hill on my grampa's property sits this lake. It's actually quite huge, and a big sand bar is all that separates this lake and the Atlantic ocean. 

At the bottom of the hill on my grampa's property sits this lake. It's actually quite huge, and a big sand bar is all that separates this lake and the Atlantic ocean. 

The chilly ocean breeze looks good on Christy!

The chilly ocean breeze looks good on Christy!

After Cape Breton, we spent our last couple days in Halifax enjoying some beautiful weather on the waterfront. The sun was shining, the Bluenose II was displaying her sails in the harbour, Theodore Tugboat was smiling as goofily as ever, and a busker was playing "Drunken Sailor". I even had the pleasure of scarfing down not one, but two huge donairs. How perfect is that? It was a true and proper maritime trip.

The Public Gardens, Halifax's own little central park. This is the perfect place to sit down in the shade with an ice cream after a day of shopping downtown.

The Public Gardens, Halifax's own little central park. This is the perfect place to sit down in the shade with an ice cream after a day of shopping downtown.

These two ladies had the perfect table for an afternoon drink.

These two ladies had the perfect table for an afternoon drink.

Christy once again looking beautiful in the sunshine

Christy once again looking beautiful in the sunshine

As quickly as we got to Nova Scotia we already find ourselves sitting back at home, eating our Halifax farmers market gouda and red pepper jelly, dreading going back to work. The trip was great though, and we can't wait until the next time.

Thanks for reading!