Nove Scotia: Brier Island
Hello Darlings, Living in a fast paced city is always an exciting journey. Lots of choices, lots of people and always something to do. The bustle of the city energizes me but at the same time exhausts. It is a fine balance between running fast and losing control. Despite loving the fast pace of my everyday life, I also greatly look forward to the calm weekends out in the country. Close to home I love to get away to Blue Mountain on the weekends to enjoy the quiet, with my family I love the remote beauty of Franklin County in Florida and this past weekend I finally had the opportunity to explore the country side of Nova Scotia.
After a two hour flight from Toronto, I embarked on a five hour journey to a quint little island at the Bay of Fundy. Brier Island is well known for whale watching and since it is on my bucket list of experiences I decided to take the trip. This was my second visit to Nova Scotia. I love the East Coast, it is stunning there and the food is amazing. I promise, just going there to eat is worth a trip - just bring your big girl pants!
There's a saying by Ralph Waldo Emerson, " adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." After a long drive and two ferries, it was after midnight that I was checked in at the Brier Island Lodge. Aside from the waves crashing at the shore there wasn't a single sound outside my window and only the water and stars could be seen. After a restful night, I was looking forward to whale watching. While the tour itself was amazing and being on the water was lots of fun, unfortunately I we did not spot any whales. My stubborn self should have known that it was too soon in the season. While my whale watching adventure is back on the bucket list and I look forward to going the weekend was an absolute blessing. Spending some time away from the city and most of the technology was much needed.
Sometimes a girl just needs to get away and clear her mind and the drive itself was magical. To experience such beauty is definitely worth exploring your backyard . Regardless of where you live, take a road trip to somewhere you've never been and just enjoy the calm and beauty of nature. At times, it is the most simple of experiences that bring the best of feelings. So this weekend just hop in your car and get driving to find your own oasis outside your home.
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