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Nova Scotia’s South Coast

Nova Scotia. Photo by Alison Stein Wellner

I am just back from Nova Scotia, where I spent several days in Halifax, and the last couple of days divided between The Bay of Fundy and The South Shore.

My first food and restaurant coverage is already on; there will be more.  Also, my imagination has been captured by a Nova Scotian incident, a person and a place: The Halifax Explosion of 1917, Maud Lewis, and Sable Island.  Books were purchased on all of these.  More anon.

2 thoughts on “Nova Scotia’s South Coast

  1. Alison, if you’re intrigued by the explosion you should consider checking out “Barometer Rising” by Hugh McClennan, a classic Canadian novel on the subject.

    You also might enjoy the “Canadian Heritage Minute” about the explosion – these commercials used to run all the time in the 80s and early 90s as a public service, and most of them are pretty hilarious, but this one is a tear-jerker:

  2. Thanks so much! I’m really curious about how many non-Canadians have heard about it. I’ve bounced it off of a couple of history buffs here in NY and have so far come up empty…

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