a nova scotia summer, in all its splendour and beauty.

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last summer i traveled with my mom & brother to nova scotia for a family reunion & a road trip to cape breton island. i had never been to nova scotia before, despite the fact that a huge part of my family & relatives live there and have lived there, their whole lives. 

nova scotia is a beautiful, rugged, enchanting place. it is full of cute quaint towns, beautiful countryside, jaw dropping ocean views, never ending photo op's, and really friendly warm people. 

i immediately felt like nova scotia was my second home. a part of that i think is because it is on the ocean, a different ocean than what i have here at home on the sunshine coast. but it felt very familiar and welcoming. there is something about the ocean that draws you in and makes you want to stay forever. 

as a child, i saw photos & heard stories from my grandpa who grew up in nova scotia & i remember often my brother & i eating lunch on peggy's cove placemats at my grandparents house.

there was a certain nostalgia i felt being there, especially at peggy's cove where those placemats seemed to come alive, the only thing missing was my grandpa.

our cape breton island road trip was spectacular & the cabot trail was breathtaking. we only had a few days to really soak everything in and explore all it's beauty. 

it's hard to believe that much beauty exists in our own canadian backyard. 

i can't wait to go back and go on another nova scotia adventure 

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