Hello and welcome back to Photographs by Grace.
Wow! Just wow! I really didn’t know just how incredible beautiful, diverse and interesting the east coast of Canada would be. I find it hard to put into words just how incredibly beautiful and enjoyable this trip was for me. The Cabot Trail is definitely something not to miss when you are in Nova Scotia. If you love the outdoors just like me, you will love this relatively untouched beauty with far less tourists than the west coast.
Brad and I spent 3 nights, 4 days along the trail camping and enjoying all the beauty it had to offer. We really enjoyed staying at Broad Cove where our campsite was just a short walk down to the beach where we would relax and watch the seals play in the ocean. Yes, you heard that right seals! There are tons of hikes to do for the avid and not so avid hikers and a lot of trails you will be the only one for quite some time so be mindful of animal safety procedures. Check out the local towns and support local businesses along the way if you can instead of co-op, irving etc. These small towns make most of their income in the summer months and if you are a seafood eater, these towns are a dream come true! Make sure you pick up an information guide at the Parks Canada booth or stop by the visitor information centre as these places are great for planning your trip.
The Skyline Trail was #1 for me and while the hike was just like any other hike until you get to the top, it was so worth it! With views like that, how can anyone refuse to hike up it?! It also make it #1 due to the young male moose we encountered that you can see in the photographs below.We were stuck on the trail for 45 minutes while we waited for this guy, but I wasn’t complaining, as this was such an marvellous experience to be watching a moose in his natural habit.
*I just want to make it known that the images taken were taken with a telephoto lens and I was in no way that close to the moose. While moose may look cute, remember that they are wild and unpredictable animals so please please allow enough room between you in the moose incase things get ugly.*
The beaches along the Cabot Trail made me think of home in Australia. There is so much undiscovered beauty in Nova Scotia and I am so happy that we decided to take 2 weeks to explore the east coast of Canada. It is now my favourite Canadian adventure to date. If you’re considering heading east, make sure you do it in the summer (June, July, August) as the weather can get a little chilly.
Here are a few images from our trip. I’ll be sure to add more as I go through them but enjoy for now!