Our world always evolves, so do means of transportation. Not so long ago people walked for hundreds of kilometers, rode horses. Nowdays you can get to most locations on Earth in less then 48 hours, with very little effort. Our most advanced mean of transportation is called aeroplane. Many people love flying on them. As for me, I admire them as engineering marvel, but I cannot say that I really enjoy to travel by air. Why?
Nova Scotia has so many interesting destinations! It is hard to choose when you have limited time and want to see as much as possible. One of the “must go” destinations in Nova Scotia for me was the south shore. First, I really wanted to see and enjoy the ocean, second, it has some of Canada’s most famous attractions, and last, but not least, I wanted to enjoy driving beautiful roads.
I left my stuff at hotel and went to explore the city. First, I went to the waterfront that is just 2 blocks from my hotel. What a great feeling it is just to walk near the ocean, breath salty fresh air. I miss it a lot in Montreal (I grew up on shores of Black Sea).
I finally had a long-awaited vacation. And of course I spent it on a couch drinking beer on the road! I have always wanted to see a different Canada, something that is not huge and crazy Quebec or Ontario. And in addition, I really miss the ocean. So there was a perfect destination for me – Canada’s Ocean Playground!
I continue to learn local traffic and roads. I am no longer amazed by elder ladies driving huge pick-up trucks, no longer turn my head when I see Lamborghini. But still some situations make me raise my eyebrows.
The next day was totally opposite. In New York is was a rush to see as much as we could in a single day. The next day, we took it slow. Instead of crazy pace in NY, it was a slow cruising down a highway. In a Cadillac!
What is your favorite place to see sunrise? In a warm bed? On top of a mountain? I love to see a sunrise behind the wheel, on a road.
The next morning brought sunshine. However in a concrete jungle of Toronto it was not always easy to tell. To me it seems that some streets never receive a sunshine because of highrises.
Another weekend – another road trip. And totally new direction – Southwest along St. Lawrence river to see one of its jewels – the 1000 islands.
I totally love long weekends. It is an amazing opportunity for a short roadtrip. So I opened a map and checked what can I see in 1-day driving distance. The most attractive for me was a region of the Saguenay river, which is about 500 km north of Montreal.