Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Travelling Nova Scotia

Mabou, Nova Scotia, October 2013

It has been about six weeks since Liz van Allen and I began work on our NS Industrial Project and I have to be honest, we've been going non-stop. As we've been driving from one end of the province to the other, it has really reminded us how beautiful and diverse Nova Scotia is. Travelling during the fall has proven to be as rewarding as we hoped—bold blue skies, warm light, moderate weather, vibrant fall leaves and wonderful sunsets.

Hammers at Craftsman Art Supply
A few weeks back, Liz collected her new bench and some tools from The Craftsman's Art Supply Limited out in Minevine, Nova Scotia. It is a small store but it is packed with excellent products and Bob is very knowledgeable about all the equipment he carries. A real gem—pardon the pun—for local jewellers.

Liz in heaven
While on the north side of the Bay of Fundy, Liz couldn't resist visiting the Parrsboro Rock and Mineral Shop and Museum—a long name for place with a long history of gemstone and fossil collecting in the area. Eldin George, the fellow who owns the shop is well into his 90's now and opened in 1948 (yes, that long ago). Throughout his life, he's been credited with discovering many "world firsts," including the world's smallest dinosaur tracks. Needless to say, Liz was like a kid in a candy store.

There are a few more locations to photograph yet, with Stanfield's in Truro next on the list, and I'm already looking forward to it! For now, enjoy this collection of images taken as we've travelled throughout beautiful "New Scotland."

Abandoned farmhouse near Earltown, NS

Liz collecting some gemstones at Parrsboro Rock and Mineral Shop and Museum

Farmland near Milford, NS

Joggin's Fossil Centre, Joggins, NS

Sunset over Pugwash, NS

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