Traveling to Nova Scotia in late August (I'm from Ohio). Will be
visiting Lee Valley in Halifax for sure, but wondering if there's
other woodworking stuff of interest in the area. Will be traveling
all around NS including Cape Breton Island, so anywhere in the area is
I also welcome non-WW sightseeing recommendations in that area.
(you know what to leave out)
Seen on a plaque on a coworker's desk:
"I have flying monkeys and I'm not afraid to use them!"
I was in Halifax and area last fall. Depending upon your interests and
desires I would suggest the following (in no particular order)
1) Annapolis Valley - about 1.5 hours west of Halifax. In recent years a
lot of the apple orchards have been dug up and vinyards planted. There is a
burgeoning wine industry in the area that was a total surprise.
2) Lunenberg, a world heritage site and home of the Bluenose II
3) Digby - reportedly the best scallops in the world
4) Maritime museum in Halifax
5) HMCS Sackville - The Second World War convoy escort corvette has been
restored as a floating naval museum and a memorial to the courage and
sacrifice of all who served in Canada's navy
6) The Citadel
7) Pier 21 - Canada's equivalent of Ellis Island
8) Peggy's Cove and Swiss Air memorial
9) Bay of Fundy - highest tides in the world
(that should get you started :).)
While in Halifax, check out the waterfront and wander over to The
Lower Deck. If you can stay for a while in the evening, there's always
a good East Coast band.
AND, have a Beaver Tail on the waterfront. Get the one with maplen
sugar on it.
Also, visit Alexander Keith's brewery.
We spent a summer, in 1938 I think it was, camped with a travel
trailer on the parade grounds of Fort Louisburg. My siblings and I had
the run of the place. Did lots of neat things there and in the
neighborhing area. One of the most vivid things I remember is watching
them clean swordfish with a small shovel and then sell the fish to
tourists and others. As a 5 year old I thought the fish were humongus.
For some reasons my long ago memory is good but where I just put my
glasses down is a mystery. The first place I do check is my nose. But
at 75 it is no biggie. The biggies right now are how to consolidate my
errands so I just drive my PU 5 times a week to save gas. I went 39
miles today. 4 gallons at $4.00 and I am out $16.00. I could use the
$16.00 for better things like some parts for my compressor, more
tools. I am sure you get the picture.
Oh yeah.. I feel your pain..
We went to the States yesterday on a shopping trip... Calexico, El Centro and
We saw unleaded at between $4 and $4.50 a gallon and were SO glad that we'd
filled up before we crossed the border..
Folks down here are bitching about paying $2.25 for unleaded and $2 for diesel
and get hit by major culture shock when they visit the States..
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That works for me, since I only pay US tax..
Of course, the price of gas includes the 10% that the Government adds to
Between fuel and electricity, we're paying about $300 a month less than we were
in California, back when gas was $3 a gallon... (which, IMO, is still too high)
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: Hi all,
: Traveling to Nova Scotia in late August (I'm from Ohio). Will be
: visiting Lee Valley in Halifax for sure, but wondering if there's
: other woodworking stuff of interest in the area. Will be traveling
: all around NS including Cape Breton Island, so anywhere in the area is
: of interest.
There's a really terrific woodturner in Nova Scotia -- his
website is here:
I think he and his gallery are up near Digby.
Your best bet is find some web sites of galleries --
-- Andy Barss
On Sun, 13 Jul 2008 20:41:55 +0000 (UTC), Andrew Barss
Thanks Andy! He does nice work, and not a bad web site too.
The book that the NS tourism group sent me has lots of arts and crafts
listings; I'll be sifting through them before we head up looking for
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