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Protected Place: Bald Islands

The Tusket Islands are a favourite playground for sea kayakers because of the tidal current that flows these waters as the sea floods and ebbs in the Bay of Fundy. And at the outer edge of the Tuskets are the group of Bald Islands, which were among the collection of islands donated to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust in 2016 …

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Spotlight: The Nova Scotia Nature Trust

Protecting Nova Scotia’s natural legacy, before it is too late. Time is running out! Every day, important natural areas are being subdivided, roaded, developed and changed irreversibly. The future of wild and beautiful places that Nova Scotians have enjoyed for generations can no longer be taken for granted. Our unique natural legacy is at risk. Our province is blessed with …

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Protected Place: Farley’s Ark

Ed Martin and I are in the vicinity of Farley’s Ark today, having crossed from Canso to Cape Breton yesterday. My funding drive for the Nova Scotia Nature trust is progressing well! Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far. For everyone else, please help me support the Nature Trust. https://bojanic.ca/naturetrust Canadian writer, environmentalist, and officer of the Order of …

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Protected Places: 100 Wild Islands

Over the past several days, Ed and I enjoyed the beauty and protection of  one of Nova Scotia’s greatest natural treasures. What more can I tell you that you don’t already know about the Nova Scotia Nature Trust’s most successful promotional campaign to date? Of course, you know about this amazing archipelago of over 100 wild islands encompassing 7,000 acres …

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Protected Place: Rogues Roost

The first day of our trip, we traveled through Rogues Roost to spend the night at East Coast Outfitters in Lower Prospect. On Nova Scotia’s south shore near Prospect, the secluded Rogues Roost was as much a renowned hiding place by rum runners nearly a century ago as it is as a “hurricane hole” by international sailors today. Considered one …

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Start: Hubbards

August 11, 2017 I love Nova Scotia. I love living on the eastern edge of Canada. I grew up and went to school in Ontario but the Atlantic tides gradually pulled me here. I like to imagine that if I could skip a stone across the ocean (without hitting the south tip of Newfoundland) that it would land on the …

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Supplement Regimen for Tripping

When I picked up my friend Roger, who was paddling around mainland Nova Scotia three summers ago, he was thin and complained of period dizzy spells. On our drive to the grocery store, Roger speculated that he wasn’t consuming enough calories and needed to beef up his intake, so to speak. Lesson learned from a friend: I intend to finish this …

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T-60

Hi folks, Recently, I’ve been contemplating this 1556 map of New France by Giacomo Gastaldi. It’s based on work by Jacques Cartier and other explorers of the time. Canada may be turning 150 this year but its European roots go back almost 500 years. What preparations were undertaken for Cartier’s  journey? What surprises did they encounter along the way? And …

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The Nova Scotia Nature Trust

I’m excited to announce that I’m working with the Nova Scotia Nature Trust. During my trip around the province this summer, I’ll be sharing stories through social media about the importance of land conservation. I’m also raising donations for the Nature Trust to help make conservation happen in Nova Scotia. My fundraising goal is $5,000 — just a hundred dollars …

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Ode to my P&H Cetus MV

After two years of a good relationship, I’ve decided to part with my Cetus MV. It belonged formerly to my friend, Christopher, with whom I’ve done some great trips with the boat. Most notably, this boat has been to the North Peninsula of Newfoundland and visited the relocated community of Harbour Deep. Material: composite construction with Diolen (high modulus polyester) …