Monday, August 18, 2008

Destination Meat Cove

Nova Scotia Part I


Our destination was Cape Breton. So after stopping along the way in Maine and New Brunswick, we arrived here at Meat Cove and parked our little trailer.


Finally erupting into the only truly sunny day we experienced in our four days' visit to Meat Cove.



Ending with a dinner of oysters and a bottle of white wine (boyb) on the deck of a little seafood shack, right across from our campsite.
Could life get any better?

20 comments:

  1. What a beautiful place. Makes me want to get out in the rainy, fresh air.

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  2. Spectacular scenery! Such beautiful pictures!

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  3. I have always wanted to visit Nova Scotia... One day, one day.

    These photos are stunning and the thought of you and your lovely meal!

    Brilliant.

    Oh but we did miss you.

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  4. that is just too perfect, well, except for the seafood. ; )

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  5. Sherry: W.P. feels exactly the same way as you. He sort of squirmed a bit as he watched eat. :-)

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  6. Fran: I like that new photo avitar, you gorgeous woman, you! In fact, you look ready for Nova Scotia!

    Bobbie: thanks - I have this little Canon but it works okay - just can't do anything fancy.

    Bear: the air was so fresh but it rained a lot - people there said they'd had the rainiest summer they've seen in years.

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  7. Sooooooo beautiful. I found myself humming "the hills are alive" ;)
    I love where your little trailer was situated, on top of the world!

    Amazing photos.

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  8. I'll be thinking of those lovely, cool pix as I drive home today in the muggy heat. That will help me stay cool.

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  9. Are you trying to make me jealous? Well congratulations! You win!

    Lovely scenery. You must have been blissful...

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  10. Beautiful pictures! And no, I don't think life could get any better :D

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  11. Delighted you're back and the pictures are great. I hope you'll be posting more. I may have told you NS is our intended retirement destination, since it really is a low-key lovely place, and the Atlantic is my favorite ocean.

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  12. That's such a beautiful spot!

    But Gawwd, you had to mention oysters, didn'tcha! ;)

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  13. Beautiful pictures! I had a fifth grade assignment to write my autobiography, and I had myself living in Nova Scotia as an adult, with lots of cats. When I was 12 I actually DID go to Nova Scotia, and I loved it. I've been trying to get back ever since (for the last 37 years) but New Brunswick is as close as I've come. Lucky you.

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  14. Beautiful photos. I've never been to Nova Scotia, but I've been to the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, which is kind of close. I love that area! Your photos make me want to go back.

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  15. I'm with MathMan on the seafood, probably even worse. I'm not eating anything alive; I'm not sitting across the table from anyone eating anything alive; and as for he thought that raw oysters are aphrodisiac ... Well, lips that have touched them are not touching mine! Ick.

    Nova Scotia's so beautiful, and you've taken lovely pictures, Gina. Hope there's one of lobster.

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  16. I'm glad I didn't bore everyone with the tourist photos. And yes, there are more...like 400 more. When I have time, I'll try to figure out that stupid Fliker slideshow thing but right now it just feels like one more thing to do. I'll post a few more, though.

    Susan: W.P. and I would love to retire there as well, though I'm not sure how easy that is being non-Canadian. I imagine you are Canadian by birth? Anyway, Cape Breton is a bit too remote for me permanently but Halifax was great. More on that soon.

    Suzy: Welcome! That's a great autobiography - you must have blown the other kids away! W.P. has been to N.S. many times in the past, before we met, and he dearly wanted to show me his favorite places. I was delighted that he shared that with me.

    I've been planning a visit to your blog, which I've enjoyed in the past, for weeks now. Will make it over soon, I hope.

    Kate: Mathman must have had an out-of-body experience, since otherwise, I assume he was home with DCup the entire time. ;-)

    I'm glad you liked the photos.

    Peace to all.

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  17. P.S.

    The oysters I had were not alive. They were RAW. There's a difference ya know. ;-)

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  18. I'm English by birth and moved to Canada with my parents in 1954 at age 6. For many years British citizens were automatic Canadian citizens who carried British passports. I became a Canadian citizen the same year I moved to the US - a complicated bit of business.

    So yes, retirement to Halifax with the ability to hang out in places like Meat Cove (and Gampo) looks to be a good compromise. Considering our son is still in New England would place us that much closer to him which would also be nice now with the travel restrictions.

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  19. Susan: what a very wonderful retirement that will be! I loved Halifax and surrounding area. Another nice spot on the Bay of Fundy was the Five Islands area, near a wonderful little town called Parrsboro. I could go for that.

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  20. It had rained when we went in Sept, and I think we took about 30 pounds of the road mud back with us to Baddeck. Since we came ashore at Yarmouth, felt the need to go all the way north. It is a beautiful, isolated place. Oysters on the half shell, if freshly shucked, are live, and the seafood chowder at that place was terrific.

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