Max, at his last Moroccan campsite just south of Tangier, Morocco.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Waiting to board the ferry to Spain.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Heading towards Seville, Spain.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Nova Scotia's Lighthouse Route

The little motel we stayed at had breakfast included, so we didn't actually vacate the room until almost 9:30am. We still had to explore the town of Shelburne, and it turns out that it's a pretty little town to wander around.

It was chilly yesterday morning and Jack Frost was still hanging around at 10:00am!

Cameron. Too funny.

The town of Shelburne is located on a picturesque inlet.

Shelburne side street.

Shelburne waterfront.

Still frost on the ground!

Old buildings on the Shelburne waterfront.

From Shelburne, the tourist route in this area is called "The Lighthouse Route" and it takes you through all of the little coves and peninsulas of Nova Scotia's South Shore. You can of course skip sections and take the main highway, but there is nothing to see on the main highway. All of the scenic spots are on The Lighthouse Route.

The Lighthouse Route (in yellow).

We like exploring the parks in the off season when there's nobody around. One of Canada's national parks is located in this area, Kejimkujik National Park has a seaside section to it and we had never been there before.

Kejimkujik National Park. The locals simply call it "Keji".

The buildings were all locked up at this time of year, but they did have an outhouse to use. 
No, we did not come across any bears!

What do we do in parks? We go for a hike!

Cameron walked quite a distance by himself, but eventually Grandpa put him in the carrier.

Ruth, overlooking the landscape at Kejimkujik seaside park.

And, there's the seaside!

Seals at Kejimkujik park. These two were pretty far offshore and this is using all 42x of our zoom lens!

Time to head back to the car.

There's a lot more to see along the The South Shore. But our time with Cameron was running short and we had to get back to Lindsey and Justin's house by supper time. We continued a bit further along the Lighthouse Route, but got back on the main highway at Bridgewater. Besides, we had been to Lunenburg and area back in May of 2011.

Again, we could spend two weeks just on The South Shore alone. So many little coves and beaches to explore.

Make sure you visit when planning your trip here!


  1. I remember before they put in the new 100 series highways, that it would take three hours to get from the Valley to Halifax on the old "Post Road". (Hwy.1)
    Man, that was a torturous trip.
    Now that trip is right around an hour, and considerably easier on those with motion sickness issues.

    1. We took the 103 part or the way back from Shelburne and it was so boring! Unless you have to be somewhere quick we certainly wouldn't suggest it, you miss all the beautiful scenery.

  2. Just wondered how you're doing on your GF diet? That looks like a wonderful trip. Love little fishing towns, so picturesque!

    1. Seeing that Kevin has only been eating totally gluten free for about a week now, it is still too early to know if it is helping. He hasn't had any lightheadedness so that is a good sign. As for eating gluten free he isn't having any issues with that because other than bread he was basically eating gluten free anyhow.

  3. That was a super roadtrip - what fun and memories made!

  4. I just love the maritimes and would love to spend 3 or 4 months traveling around there in the motorhome if I could afford it. Not sure about that. Your prices are high. LOVE your header picture - so cute!

    1. If you take your time and don't rush you can do it in an affordable way. Fuel is definitely more expensive so you need to take your time and drive shorter distances over a longer time you can spread your fuel cost over the 3 to 4 month period. It also helps that you have a toad so that is cheaper in gas than the motorhome for just driving around and seeing the sites.

      Also we have found for the most part our produce is the same price if not better than in the US. Camping fees are possibly higher so you need to research where you want to stay but if you are willing to boondock quite a bit which is what we did back in 2011 you can save lots and we found some beautiful little harbours an coves to stay at. As for the Nat'l Parks if you are going to go to any of the Parks or Historical Sites and you will be in them more than 7 or 8 days you can buy a Park Pass for about $130. We did this and it good for across Canada so you can use it in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland if you were to head there. Take a look at our trip in April - July 2011 when we were here for 3 months and at our expenses to give you an idea of what we spent.

  5. Another great adventure. I love the photos of that little hamlet; and, of course, those of Cameron and you two! This is a great 'memory-making' jaunt for you.

    1. We certainly enjoyed our time with Cameron and are so happy that he came along with us on our little road trip. Lot of memories and photos of our time with him.

  6. Super pics, travel tips and info as always. Thank you!

    1. You're welcome. We hope the travel tips and info can help others enjoy their time in Nova Scotia.

  7. Great maritime views. I got a bit of vertigo when I clicked on the blog after reading the title, I was was unable to take in the NYC header at first:)


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