29.8.11

The Maritimes- Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

 Cape Breton is an island located in Eastern Canada along the Atlantic Ocean.  It is part of the Maritimes which are made up of the provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. 
This region is the first to be settled by Europeans in Canada.
Map of Canada with a highlighted Maritimes region

Claimed by the French explorer Jacque Cartier- 
The French people who settled called themselves Acadian.
Cape Breton has a rich history of Acadian French, a dialect derived from the original French settlers some of which eventually moved to the Southern parts of Louisiana- 
Therefore, Acadian French is not unlike Cajun French. 
My Niece
Star Fish
Canoeing

A weathered boat

Lobster Traps

Blueberry picking
A (dead) jellyfish

These are called Lapin the French word for 'rabbit' as they are reminiscent of rabbit ears
A boat being (re) built

My older monkey rode this bike for miles around village and country- rain or shine


The monkeys enjoyed plenty of fishing
I visited the maritimes when I was younger with my parents.  When Dr. J and I were dating he took me back to where his mothers family still live.  We have gone back every couple of years since.
It is a great opportunity to spend time with family, interact with nature and eat amazing food. 

22 comments:

Freedom Three said...

looks beautiful! and like an awesome place to explore.

And So I Whisper said...

Lovely images! Looks like the kids had a wonderful time.
Have a great day.

Mo Pie, Please said...

Sounds like heaven! I love all these photos!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

It looks divine. Simple pleasures and beautiful surroundings, my kind of trip. My favorite shot was the rebuilding of the boat. In this disposable age, it's nice to see someone taking the time to restore.

Art For Little Hands said...

I am so jealous. My kids really wanted to find starfish when we were there a few weeks ago. We didn't know where to go to do that sort of thing. After seeing your posts I am now planning another trip back there, only it was a 3400 mile road trip for us and I am not sure I want to do that part again.

Nat said...

Wonderful photos - you have beautiful children!

Pet said...

What a wonderful place. I wish I could sail on that canoe!

la petite coquine said...

These photos are just gorgeous-what a perfect East coast holiday!

liza said...

It's so beautiful. What a perfect place to visit and unwind!

Sara Szatmary said...

Oh my. That looks so relaxing! I wish I was there now!

Clair said...

This is a lovely part of Canada and you and your family are
lucky to have the opportunity to visit often. Your pictures say it all- wonderful holiday was had by everyone!

Elisa said...

This is my kind of vacation. Lots of time spent outdoors. What wonderful memories for your kiddos!

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Coolest jellyfish ever, dead or not.

These pictures are reason number 1,000,456 why I need to go to Canada. Absolutely breathtaking.

sherri said...

gorgeous place and pictures and kids!

Krystal said...

it's so beautiful! and it looks so so relaxing..

Valarie said...

Nova Scotia is so beautiful. I love summer days filled with family moments. So glad you come back to this tradition every year.

Vintage is for Lovers said...

What an amazing trip! So "salt to the earth." I love all of your beautiful photos and I can see how much fun you all are having!! xo Samantha

romwe said...

These pics take sincere observations,thanks for your sharings,a great time here as usual..your kids have a good converstaion with nature,I bet...

Shari said...

These are some amazing photos. I haven't been on a trip to Canada since I was a child - we really need to take our kids.

Nikki said...

I wish I were an East Coaster!

cpcable said...

Loving all the photos of your trip. It looks like such fun.

Mleuxj said...

Love the Maritimes. Moved there 4 years ago and never looked back.

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