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Old Jul 11, 2009, 10:05 PM   #1
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Default A very rainy week in Nova Scotia

Our daughter was admitted to a week-long program at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. The program is for high school kids interested in environmental issues. We weren't comfortable with the idea of putting her on a plane to Halifax by herself, so we decided the best option would be to take her there, then explore this wonderful Canadian province during the week she was studying. What we didn't know was that for the entire week we would face rain, fog, mist, and more rain. Despite the less than ideal weather, we had a wonderful time.

Cape Bretton Highlands National Park:

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Old Jul 11, 2009, 10:16 PM   #2
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Okay, let's try that that again. Cape Bretton Highlands National park:
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Went on a puffin-watching trip, where we saw very few puffins. But these cormorants (?) were so evenly spaced it made me laugh. Someone please correct me if they're not cormorants.
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We camped one night at Caribou Island Provincial Park. (I think that was the name of the park, but my memory is a bit fuzzy) After setting up the tent we took a stroll on the beach of the Northumberland Strait. As we walked, I thought to myself "those clouds look a lot like thunderheads." Yes, they were, and within a few minutes we were in the middle of one of the most violent thunderstorms I've ever experienced.
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We hunkered down inside the tent, and held on for dear life. The winds pushed the tent walls at about a 45 degree angle, but amazingly, except for a small amount of water driven through the zipper, we stayed dry. The tent poles are aluminum, and we were worried that they might attract a lightning strike. Fortunately for us, the lightning found other nearby things to strike. When the storm was over, we emerged from the tent and saw the storm moving away from us.
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Old Jul 11, 2009, 10:33 PM   #6
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That's one thing about us Pentaxians, we never let a little damp weather stop us from taking pix!
yep, those are Cormorants.

oh, you posted this last one while I was composing my post. I like it!
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Despite the rain, it was a very, very nice week. We hope to return soon, but we wouldn't mind having slightly better weather next time.
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Hi Mtnman, those cormorants might just be Darters, based on the long necks?
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Nice storm pictures!

Looks like the rain we had in New England kept on going all the way to the Maritime Provinces of Canada.

The Cormorants lined up in a row is a great capture!

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Although I have a bias being born there, Nova Scotia is beautiful rain or shine. Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail is a must see. The South Shore and the "Lighthouse Route" is another scenic drive - numerous coves, bays, lighthouses, etc. to see and explore.

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