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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Home Sweet Home

I started to run out of steam the last few days of vacation, and didn't quite find time to blog.  On Sunday and Monday, we took the scenic route from Halifax to Yarmouth, and then to Digby.  DH likes lighthouses, and we were able to find several!
Sunday was another rainy dreary day.  And windy.  This picture shows the wind whipping along a beach.


And here are a few of the lighthouses between Halifax and Yarmouth. 


The sun made an appearance shortly before sunset.


The highlight of Monday was having breakfast with Joan from Ouvrages d’une Acadienne. in Yarmouth.IMG_3427

We had to change our plan a couple of times, but we made it happen!  Joan was so instrumental in my getting started into blogging, and it was such a thrill to meet her.

And guess what we saw after we left Yarmouth – yep, more lighthouses.


There are also some very lovely churches in the area.


Be sure to notice the pretty blue skies in these pictures.

Once we got to Digby, I visited the only quilt store that was on my itinerary – A Needle Pulling Thread.  Darlene has the cutest little shop, and is a real sweetheart.

IMG_3433Every inch of her walls are covered with quilts.  Many of them are Kaaren’s from The Painted Quilt.  I especially loved seeing this one in person, because I won the pattern and fabric from Kaaren last year.  I need to get started on the stitching.


Tuesday found us taking the ferry from Digby to St. John as we began the long trek homeward.  It’s about a three hour ferry ride across the Bay of Fundy, and there’s not a lot to see.  Two highlights of this day included a tugboat that came out to help get the ferry into the dock,


and because we arrived in St. John at high tide, we drove over to Fallswatch Park to see the reversing falls.  The Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world, and at high tide, the water rushes up the St. John River, and actually reverses the flow of the river.  It was amazing to watch.


I couldn’t capture the power of the water with my photos, so I shot my first ever video!  Unfortunately, I’m having trouble posting it. 

And then a very long drive home.  We were held up slightly in Customs, because the Agent was from DH’s home town, and they had to chat about people and places that they both knew.  Today was a stay-at-home day, and I got a good start on the huge pile of laundry.  Yippee.

We had a fabulous trip, got to meet Sheila, Joan, and Darlene.drove about 3300 miles, ate tons of wonderful seafood, saw beautiful scenery, met interesting people, and totally fell in love with Nova Scotia.  It felt good to sleep in my own bed last night, though.

Back to stitching now . . . Sunny



  1. Oh my goodness - you got to meet Joan! How fun is that! You sure saw a lot on your trip, I'm not surprised you're tired, lol - rest up, girl!! Enjoy being home!

  2. Sunny, great photos and sounds like a wonderful trip

  3. Welcome home! What a wonderful trip, but it always good to get back home, isn't it?

  4. I've really enjoyed going on your holiday Sunny... lots of great pics, love them all... I've showed one of my daughters this post, she totally adores lighthouses!
    Glad you had a great time & that mrQD was in good form for it too, after the delay xo

  5. What a wonderful trip you took us on ... but it's always good to be back home, isn't it?

  6. Good to have you back home !! Great pics from you and of you :-) Have loved to follow you on FB too, Peggy .

  7. Sounds like a wonderful trip! Thank you for sharing all the photos. I have always wanted to travel to Nova Scotia. Never get tired of seeing all the different lighthouses.

  8. It's always great to be home, but it looks like it was a fabulous trip. What great scenery you have seen on this trip!

  9. It sure does look like a wonderful holiday - so many great photos and of course memories. And great meeting bloggy friends too. Hope you enjoy pottering for a few days as you adjust to normality again!


  10. welcome back--we did miss you--though we also really enjoyed you taking us along for the trip--
    love all the photos--and how did you get such nice photos of the buildings with 'no' wires coming from or to them or stop signs or such--I find neat building photos--but there is soooo many wires and signs in the way!!!???
    hugs, di and miss gracie

  11. Glad you enjoyed your trip Sunny!

  12. Thanks for sharing your trip with us. I have plans to travel soon. You are inspiring.

  13. What a lovely trip.....on my bucket list for certain!!!! XXX

  14. I enjoyed reading all about your trip. Love all the different church photos.

  15. Oh Sunny! What a wonderful trip you have taken us on. I doubt I'll ever go myself so many thanks! The pictures are just so beautiful. And lucky you getting to meet up with Joan.(She makes the loveliest quits.)

  16. beautiful scenery. my hubs family always talked about Peggys cove. I have never been

  17. I have never been

  18. enjoyed reading all about your trip. Love all the different church photos

  19. It was a pleasure to meet you Sunny! Glad you enjoyed your trip!

  20. What a lovely trip! I was going to say the skies sure were blue in those church photos but you beat me to it!


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