Nova Scotia, 2nd

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Virtually surrounded by the sea, the ocean's salty waters pulse through Nova Scotia's historic veins. This new edition of Nova Scotia delves deeper than any other guide to reveal the best of this fascinating province both on and off the beaten track. It includes detailed sections on topics such as wildlife, history, culture, sights and cuisine covering the best B & Bs, wineries, beaches, remote villages and top spots to see moose and seals while cycling and walking. David ...

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Overview

Virtually surrounded by the sea, the ocean's salty waters pulse through Nova Scotia's historic veins. This new edition of Nova Scotia delves deeper than any other guide to reveal the best of this fascinating province both on and off the beaten track. It includes detailed sections on topics such as wildlife, history, culture, sights and cuisine covering the best B & Bs, wineries, beaches, remote villages and top spots to see moose and seals while cycling and walking. David Orkin lives in the province.

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 “Orkin makes a compelling case for Canada's second smallest province, where more Gaelic is spoken than in Scotland, and where you're as likely to spot a whale as a black bear. He punctuates generic guidebook information (history, geography, where to stay and what to do) with lively fact boxes on the region's quirky diversity, such as the history of the lobster-peg industry, or an account of the arrival, in 1899, of the province's first car....”   Daily Telegraph

“Whale-watching from Digby Neck, sea-kayaking off Tangier and driving the Cabot Trail: three of the thrills waiting in one of Canada's most accessible and fascinating provinces. David Orkin’s inspirational guide ranges from the capital, Halifax, to St Paul Island and the "Graveyard of the Gulf" (of St Lawrence), where 350 ships have been wrecked: "When fishermen came to St Paul in spring, they would find the frozen bodies of shipwreck survivors who had managed to scale the island's cliffs only to perish from exposure and starvation". ........ “   The Independent

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841624549
  • Publisher: Bradt Publications UK
  • Publication date: 6/18/2013
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 275,848
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

David Orkin is a freelance travel writer whose work appears regularly in leading publications such as The Independent, Wanderlust, Food & Travel  and Conde Nast Traveller. Shortly after completing the first edition of Nova Scotia, David and his family moved to the province. David can now enjoy life in Nova Scotia year round as an “insider”, but is also able to look at the province from the point-of-view of a visitor.

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It is said that in the 1790s, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (and father of QueenVictoria), was surprised embracing an attractive serving girl at the c1708 de Gannes-Cosby House at 477 George Street, now a private residence and the oldest documented wooden structure in Nova Scotia. Incidentally, the house is said to be haunted, but only by a quiet, well-mannered old lady who never bothers anyone.

During the same visit the duke attended a ball held at what later became known as the Bailey House. In the 1830s, the house’s owner, ‘Marm’ Bailey, was renowned for her ‘moose muffle soup’ (the muffle is the nose and the pendulous, overhangingupper lip of the moose). The Bailey House is now an elegant B&B (see above). Moose muffle soup is not on the breakfast menu.

 

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