New Society…NS…Nova Scotia, you know. Although I’m actually circling East Canada. Should start in 15 days, on the 25th of June.

A pre-planned two-week trip got cut in half. A much-wanted solo, post-graduation (B.Sc.) trip turned into a celebrating-with-parents trip. A friend told me to think of it as a rare time for bonding and such. Yep, I agree. By the way, you should read The Tail End by WaitButWhy.com: http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/12/the-tail-end.html. A (very) visual representation of human life and of how much of everything we have left…like how many pizza slices we eat before dying. Confused? Just go read.


Here’s a revised travel plan:

QUEBEC: Day 1

  • Trois Rivières: Basilica Notre-Dame-Du-Cap
  • Old Quebec
  • Kamouraska (first french colonists in the late 1600s + South St. Lawrence River)

NEW BRUNSWICK: Day 2

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND (maybe): Day 3

  • $70 ferry, $46 bridge…hmm.
  • PEI National Park
  • Canadian Potato Museum (yay!)

NOVA SCOTIA: Day 4 + 5 + 6

  • Cabot Trail – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Peggy’s Cove

Day 6 + 7: Return + wiggle room


I’ll post pictures right here. As long as I’m still alive, of course.

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Kamouraska, Quebec (25/06) – onlooking the St. Lawrence River (South)

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Hartland Bridge, New Brunswick (26/06) – built in 1921

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Garbage “houses” in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (27/06) – why aren’t those things in Ottawa?

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Brackley Beach (27/06) in PEI – hey, that’s me. In water so cold I could no longer feel my legs. Dove soon after. Challenge=success!

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Iona, Nova Scotia (28/06) – Bombus borealis – Awwwww overjoyed. What’s as awesome? Seeing two Boreal Chickadees nearby.

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Cabot Trail, NS (28/06)

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Public Gardens, Halifax, NS (29/06) – Victorian era. One of the trees in the garden was planted by King George XI in the presence of Queen Elizabeth. I ain’t showing that picture.

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Peggy’s Cove, NS (30/06) – it was an extremely foggy morning, but the sights were still very beautiful. Instead of showing a picture of the more famous sights, here’s one of a leaf found there.

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Here’s a picture of the fog, kind of. The black rocks are NOT to be stepped on. It has claimed many lives.

We dropped by the Magnetic Hill near Moncton NB, and didn’t have enough time to visit Hopewell Rocks. Maybe next time! We got home right in time for the Canada Day fireworks at 9 pm.

It was a very memorable trip. Strangely, I feel like it changed me. I’m not completely sure in what way, yet.