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Sailing With Eagles

Taking a break from books, we went for a sail with eagles on Bras d’Or Lakes in Nova Scotia.

Here are some pictures from that sail.

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The Colours of Music on Cape Breton

Music Travel Monday

Celtic Colours Festival, Cape Breton Nova Scotia
Celtic Colours Festival, Cape Breton Nova Scotia

Destination: Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Music: Celtic Colours Festival

By Kerry Dexter

As October brings a crisp edge to the air and leaves start to take on their autumn colors, music fills the air even more than it usually does across the island of Cape Breton, in Nova Scotia. It’s time for the Celtic Colours International Festival. Continue reading

Canadian Writer’s Nova Scotia

Baddeck Nova Scotia scene
Baddeck Nova Scotia scene

Destination: Nova Scotia

Book: Island: The Complete Stories (hardcover 2000, paperback Vintage copy from Random House in 2002), by Alistair MacLeod

For a relatively small province of Canada, and one without major urban centers, Nova Scotia contributes quite a bit to the literary life of the country. More than a dozen small publishing companies serve the province.  Canada’s most acclaimed writer, Alistair MacLeod grew up and went to school on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia and supposedly still summers near Inverness. Continue reading