It was a beautiful but brisk Sunday morning as we started out with a
Want to know something neat about Nova Scotia? Place names are not always pronounced the way they are spelled - regardless of whether they are of French origin or English. Take for example "Nictaux", not very far from us. A savvy Canadian might say nick-TOE. American pronunciation might stretch it to nick-TOCKS, or even nick-TOKES. All of us would be wrong, wrong, wrong. Locals say NICK-tahw.
Another example? Delaps Cove. Try saying DEE-laps and see how long it takes people to get that "you're not from here, are you" look. Roll that around your tongue for a bit, and try to figure out the local pronunciation. I'll get back to you at the end of the post!
|An easy-to-follow trail leads from the parking area, through the forest and over coastal basalt formations.|
|Delaps Falls, from the trail.|
|Delaps Cove and boat wreckage.|
|View from Meier point.|
|The shorter trail is well marked. There is a longer trail, but it is closed due to washouts, as seen above. Charlie's Trail leads around an old Black Loyalist settlement, which was originally comprised of over 500 people. There are still stone rows and foundations dotting this area, where many once made their livelihood off the land.|
We made our way around the short hiking loop and back to Gertie, parked way back in the trees and continued on our Sunday Driving way. With such amazing scenery and history, we will definitely be revisiting this location once the weather is a bit more agreeable.
Onward to Digby Gut!
|Our wanderings eventually led us to the wharf at Victoria Beach, and SANTA!!|
|I can only assume he'd enjoyed one too many on St. Paddy's Day. Did you know Santa was Irish?|
|The other Victoria Beach fisherman's wharf.|
|Did you know Nova Scotia had it's own version of the Pony Express? I find it interesting that the venture was funded by the Associated Press.|
Today's Quote Du Jour came from Laur who said, "Yeah, I don't think I could live in Victoria Beach - it's just like Meat Cove, only paved." If you've ever been to Meat Cove, you'll know exactly what she was talking about!
Oh yeah - Delaps Cove! Did you guess correctly? It's pronounced duh-LAPS.