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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 About.com; 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.

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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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