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The Farmer’s Daughter

In this day and age, I am amazed at the name, but even more amused that they leaned into it with “Life is Better with the Farmer’s Daughter” as their tag line. On our drive back from Cape Breton to Halifax, we saw a sign for a food and gift shop called The Farmer’s Daughter.  Everything about the name invoked all the naughty jokes from the past. Located in Whycocomagh (pronounced Why-cog-ho-mah) it’s a great pit stop for coffee, ice cream and a dessert to bring to the next person’s place at which you are crashing.  They had fresh pies […]

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Annapolis Royal Saturday Morning Market

On St. George Street in Annapolis Royal, on Saturday mornings from late May to early October, there’s a market with lots of local vendors. Plus the stores along the street are open.  We had a Town Crier join the festivities as we happened to be there on Canada Day and there was a new store opening. People were socializing a great deal as the locals often bump into each other at the market. My son picked up a hoodie with Annapolis Royal on it. For more information: annapolisroyalfarmersmarket.com Where to Stay in Annapolis Royal

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Peggy’s Cove – an Idyllic Maritime Fishing Village

Tourists visiting Nova Scotia invariably want to see a perfect fishing village. They yearn to experience the fresh sea air with gulls and terns circling overhead, brightly coloured fishing shacks propped up on stilts along a rugged shore, weathered, shingled saltbox houses clinging to the rocks and brilliantly painted fishing boats bobbing in a protected cove. Of course not many functioning fishing villages are picture perfect. But Peggy’s Cove comes pretty close to the ideal. It is one of the busiest tourist attractions in Nova Scotia and there are very good reasons for this. The drive from Halifax to Peggy’s […]

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