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.
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.
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.
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.
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