My mother recently shared a saying with me she saw online (even before we heard the news): “Advice from the ocean: be SHORE of yourself, come out of your SHELL, take time to COAST, avoid PIER pressure, SEA life’s beauty, don’t get TIDE down, MAKE WAVES “, and it couldn’t be more true! We are coasting, seeing life’s beauty, and making waves along the way! Looks like we are meant be living back on the OCEAN. Well, as you probably expected, we are on the move again! Surprised? I’m not! I’m moving to my fourth city in under 12 months. The joys of being a pilot wife; everyday is an adventure! We have been transferred to…
If you’ve been following my social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest) then you may have noticed the pictures I posted doing yoga poses all over the Maritimes and northern Ontario this fall. With fall in full swing, I’m preparing for the winter to come. My 10 days of yoga challenge helped me to calm the mind, relax the body, and warm the heart in preparation for the coming winter season. From flying as far north to the Hudson Bay or walking along the Atlantic Ocean in Nova Scotia, my fall season brought me to incredible places in eastern Canada and in Ontario’s northern region. What are your favourite fall memories?
Yesterday’s, guess this turquoise gem is none other than…Carter’s Beach in Port Mouton, Nova Scotia, Canada! Would you have expected this turquoise gem to be located in Canada? Let alone Nova Scotia? It’s not only the Caribbean and tropical destinations that have fine white sandy beaches. Yet this white sand beach is lined by evergreens, not palm trees. The water may be colder up here in the Atlantic Ocean, but this particular beach is still pretty TURQUOISE. Continue reading
My happy place is the beach. I am in my element if by the sea. No matter how rotten of a day I’ve just had, if I make my way to the ocean I know I’ll be alright. My heart has always belonged to the east coast of Canada, and maybe that’s partly because its my home. Even after visiting 32 countries around the world and putting my toes in the sands of countless beaches, I’m still partial to Canada’s east coast beaches. I would prefer if the waters were a bit more turquoise, that palm trees lined the coast, and that the temperatures were a lot more tropical, but my heart and soul belongs to Atlantic Canada’s beaches, especially the ones in southern Nova Scotia. Continue reading
For Thanksgiving weekend, I had the opportunity to travel to southern Nova Scotia for the long weekend. The fall colours were bright, vibrant, and the maple leaves glistened in the sunlight. For early October, the weather has been warmer than pervious years and I’m welcoming the warmth and sunlight on my skin. I’ll prolong fall’s typical cold and frost covered mornings for as long as I can. As much as I love the fall colours, I know what the beautiful red, yellow, and orange leaves mean—that winter is coming. As you know by now, I’m a summer baby all the way. A sun worshiper as they’re called (just like my mommy). Hence why I chased the sun last year and skipped the Canadian winter and headed to Australia in January. Now I am back to experiencing the beauty of the changing seasons. I witnessed eastern Canada’s summer turn to fall, and soon fall will turn to winter. Continue reading
After traveling for 5 months straight in Canada, U.S., Australia, and New Zealand, it was nice to travel east–to eastern Canada that is. Since I hadn’t been in my own house since January 3rd 2014, a visit home in between trips was a nice treat. As much as I love traveling, going on trips, and exploring new places there is nothing better than returning home after a hyperactive tour of 4 countries in 5 months. I mentioned in a previous post last week that there comes a time when I just start to miss the simple comforts of home when on a long trip away. After over 24 hours of flying time and nearly three full days of transit, I landed in Nova Scotia to visit family and friends in south eastern Nova Scotia–the home of small coastal towns and amazing beaches. Continue reading
On my way back from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, instead of driving back to New Brunswick I was picked up in single engine Cessna. Flying to New Brunswick in a 4-seater was much quicker than driving the 6 plus hours from Cape Breton. Conveniently, my boyfriend is a pilot so we arranged for my personal pick up in Nova Scotia. Anytime I have the opportunity to fly, regardless of the size of the aircraft, I take it. I’ve always loved flying, but I am even more passionate about flying now that I am dating a pilot. I have taken 15 flights since the beginning of July. Most on commercial flights, a handful in a 2-seater Diamond Aircraft and another in a 4-seater Cessna. Now that I have begun my 12 months off from work I can’t even imagine how many flights I will be taking throughout my travels. I’ll be keeping track because I am curious to see how many the year will incur.
When traveling, I am often reminded that the world is a huge and grand place, so big my mind cannot truly comprehend its magnitude. I represent just a mere spec of sand floating in the turquoise sea. This reminder encourages me to see more of the world and to discover the hidden treasures waiting for my arrival. My favorite and most memorable spots are often the places few people visit. I look forward to finding more hidden gems.
Can you see me?
Beulach Ban Falls, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
When I went whale watching in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia with Captain Mark’s Whale & Sea Cruises, a baby pilot whale was eager to show off for our zodiac full of camera snap-happy passengers. The little guy danced around in the sea and flapped his tail on the surface of the tranquil blue water as we watched in excitement. He craved the attention. With confidence he swam ahead of his pod of eight to give us a show. What a little show off!
-Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada