Here is our last blog while we are still in Nova Scotia. Four weeks, we thought, would have given us the chance to see all the things that Nova Scotia has to offer. Right now it feels like we arrived yesterday although we are already nearly four weeks here and only the two days that we have planned for travelling back from Cape Breton to Halifax are left.
Right now we just have a vague idea of all the things we could have done and seen here in Nova Scotia. There are so many more things to do and see. Some of these things and places we loved to visit were already skipped while planning our dream vacation and things that we had put on our plan that needed to be skipped because of bad weather condition or lack of time.
Some things that could be done we learned while we were here talking to the people that live here and recommended us to do this and that. The time was against us and sometimes the bad weather.
But having bad weather was nothing that would have prevent us from taking a hike nearly every day. Some of the things that we have had to skip will be done on one of our next trips to Nova Scotia, as there is is still so much to do even after the 4th & 7th time in Nova Scotia, that we easily can make several more vacations out of it.
At some of our hikes we got wet – as you can imagine – but being “home” after a hike, taking a shower to warm up, having a tea or coffee, looking at the photos we had taken during the hikes and on our way, we found that in the end we also had lovely sunny hours and even sunny days in between the fog and rain. The fall colours this time came in portions. They were here and there and as the locals told us the fall is a bit late this year, the first frost of the year came silently over the night and from now on all the by now missed colours will show up shortly, sadly we have to go now.
But among the hikes we took, here in Cape Breton and only to name a few there was the North River Waterfall Trail, Broad Cove Mountain, Branch Pond Lookoff, Warren Lake, Jigging Cove, Jack Pine, Benjies Lake, Skyline Trail, a new trail that leads from Trout Brook to Presqu’ile following the old Cabot Trail that was open earlier this year and at last the Acadian. With the Acadian we had our first Geocaching experience. We learned a lot about Geocaching and the nature on this trail. We are now able to name and recognize several trees (more than before and we learned their English names), and not at least we learned how to find a hidden geocache.
Unfortunately four weeks passed by in a rush and we are sad that we have to leave. Each time we take so many things with us in memories, photos, stories that we heard, experiences we made, things that we learned and got to know. But there are also things that we leave in Nova Scotia each visit, friends old and new, feelings that we had and at least a peace of our heart.