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Nova Scotia

I’ve noticed from time to time, when I look around some of the Christian websites that I frequent, that some of you folks include pictures of where you live, which I always find interesting. So I thought that some of you might be interested to see where I actually reside.

Nova Scotia is on the east coast of Canada, with the Atlantic Ocean being on our doorstep. Halifax, where I live, has a population of approximately 410,000 and is the capital city of Nova Scotia. It has a long rich history with the British and of course, the Second World war, when vast amounts of supplies were shipped over to England.

The pace of life in Nova Scotia is relatively laid back, people have a tendency to be very friendly and we are blessed with an abundance of beauty and natural resources. I’ll provide a few pictures for your viewing pleasure.

Halifax waterfront

This is a picture of the Halifax waterfront harbour.

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Partial view of Halifax waterfront.

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Some waterfront shops in Halifax.

Citidal

Here we have a picture of the Halifax Citadel looking towards the Halifax harbour, which was built by the British and never attacked. It has been maintained and is visited by a lot of tourists.

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

This is a picture of Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, which is just outside of Halifax and also a famous tourist attraction.

Titanic

This is a photo of where some of the victims of the Titanic disaster are buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax.

Lunenburg

A waterfront picture of Lunenburg, a typical fishing community of former years.

Mahone Bay

Three churches in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.

Tattoo

Picture of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo that is performed every summer in Halifax.

Cabot Trail

The beautiful Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

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And finally, just to balance things out, recovering from one of our records snow storms!

Hope you enjoyed!

Grace and blessings!

 

 

 

 

 

26 comments

  1. Thanks for the pictures Bruce. My wife and I have always wanted to visit Nova Scotia. I have only seen it from the air on my way somewhere over seas on a northern route. That’s quite the snow fall.

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    • Every once in a while we get a dilly, hardly anything on the ground right now. A blessed New Year to your and yours Gary. Let us know when you can how your daughter is doing.

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  2. Beautiful photographs, Bruce. Halifax reminds me of Liverpool, here in England and one of my favourite places to be. Here’s a link just to show you a picture.
    https://www.aidan.co.uk/best-view-in-the-uk-the-liverpool-waterfront-seen-across-the-river-mersey/

    I love the old sailing ship in the harbour and to see all those gravestones of the Titanic disaster is most poignant.

    Thank you for posting these. Canada must be a beautiful country.

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  3. Awesome! Your pictures are beautiful.

    Back in the 1980s, when I lived in Maine, I visited the Canadian city of Saint Johns, and Campobello and Prince Edward Islands. I never saw a snowfall like that one during my five years in Maine, living just a few miles from the Canadian border. But four years ago, here in New Mexico, we had a Goliath blizzard that left us with snow drifts over 10 feet tall!

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      • Fun, indeed. That blizzard came with hurricane force winds that destroyed our roof, blew a freight train off the track five miles from our home, blew down two big grain silos a quarter mile from our home, and sadly, it killed over 30,000 cattle in the county. Helicopters were brought in to rescue people stuck in their vehicles, and a homeland security snow cat was stuck in a snow drift. But we survived, even with temperatures in the single digits and no electricity, thanks to a generator that my husband had the foresight to purchase!

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  4. Beautiful photos! Did you take those? They are gorgeous! Thank you, Bruce, for sharing those with us, and for showing us where you live, too. I really am not familiar much with anywhere but the USA, so it is nice to hear about and to see other places.

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    • Hi Sue, no, unfortunately I didn’t take those pictures but just selected them from a host that were available. I love living on the sea coast, fresh air all the time and I actually love the smell of the sea! Glad you enjoyed them. Blessings.

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      • I totally get that! I love being near the ocean. I love the sound of it and I love how it feels when the waves rush over my bare feet when I walk along the shore. I don’t live close to the ocean but we are about 3 hours away. The closest I can come to that is that we have a nice sized creek in our backyard here at our apartment complex and it runs at a pretty good pace so we can hear it very well. I love watching the water, too.

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  5. Thank you for the tour, Bruce. It brought back a lot of memories of my time in Nova Scotia. Mary is disappointed that I never took her to visit. It’s such a beautiful place.
    I am from a little town south of you called Boston 🙂

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    • Hi Bill, ah yes Boston, that’s quite the little town, been there myself a couple of times. We’re so close we’re almost cousins! Wishing you and yours a blessed New Year Bill. Worthy is the Lamb!

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  6. Thanks for sharing, Bruce. I flew into Halifax maybe three times on my way to Mersey NS – I used to work for Bowater in the late 80’s an 90’s. They had a paper Mill up there back then and I did IT support for corporate.
    As the pictures show, it is beautiful there. My grandmother also spent several summers in NS – maybe Mersey. She was an art teacher who had summers off. Some of her artwork looked a lot like that area – very quaint and a distinctive style. Very nice!

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  7. I loved our trip to the maritimes in June this year. We didn’t get to see all of the wonderful sights in our short time there, and Nova Scotia is at the top of my list of places I want to revisit. Unfortunately, it costs more to fly there from Saskatchewan, than it does to go to Mexico.

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