One Long Lovely Summer in Eastern Canada: Family Connections, Fond Memories and Fun in Nova Scotia!

Here is the Nova Scotian component of my summer of 2015 in Canada. This is the final segment in this series. I hope you will enjoy it! Posts about Dominica’s Creole/Independence season after TS Erika will follow shortly.

Canary Gal

Distant Cape Blomidon,verdant fields and the historic Grand Pre church with its dramatic Acadian history are prominent features in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. Distant Cape Blomidon,verdant fields among the protective dykes and the historic Grand Pre church with its dramatic Acadian history are prominent features in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley.

Whenever I am in Canada, I enjoy taking a trip ‘down east’, because I’ve got lots of good reasons to spend some time there!

This past summer, I made my plans to be in the Annapolis Valley by July 7th, because there is a very special birthday to celebrate on that day.  Whenever possible, I delight in joining my cousins to honour their mother, my Aunt Vivian as the one and only nonagenarian on my side of the family.  Last year, there was a big bash for her 90th, which coincided with the unanticipated arrival of Hurricane Arthur. However, his unwelcome presence did not deter any of the 100+ guests from making their way through the storm to be there for her memorable…

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