Dreaming of Nova Scotia with three books
With three books, my travel plans changed immediately and I dream of driving to Nova Scotia, Canada, to swim on its beaches, to swim in its waters and to breathe in the flower fields that are in its landscapes
And while at any time in Nova Scotia it can be beautiful, we are more likely to be able to travel again in the summer and Nova Scotia may need to be the destination.
Coastal Nova Scotia, a photo tour ($ 34.95, Nimbus Publications)
In this beautiful table book, author and photographer Adam Cornick divides the countryside into seven sections: Halifax, Nova Scotia, South Shore, Yarmouth and Acadian Shores, Fundy Shore, Northumberland Shore, Cape Breton and the East Coast.
Originally from Bripport, England, Kornick said he and his wife chose Nova Scotia “because that’s where the map got our fingers”, and his countryside offered him the opportunity to explore surfing and photography.
The book offers great information about the location it highlights, four points of interest not to be missed, and beautiful pictures of the locations it talks about.
The pictures are great, and I read this book from cover to cover in a meeting. I am particularly interested in the Northumberland Shore, to which a friend recently moved, and which, due to the other provinces of Canada, offers calmer and more protected waters. Because water is also often shallow, water temperatures can reach 25 C and higher. Sign up, especially in Melmerby, for the “vast expanse of white sand, warm waters and a cover at the west end where boats want to hang out.” Sigh.
An excellent tip from the author:
“The farther you drive Halifax, Nova Scotia, the more likely you are to be completely alone on the shore. I love the wild nature of this stretch of coast and I do not know what I am going to find around the next cape. “Sometimes you even end up with a pot of gold.”
like the rainbow, he realized that it seemed to be coming straight from the ocean.
Another table book, Nova Scotia at night by Len Wagg ($ 29.95, Nimbus Publishing), shows the beauty of this province from its clear night skies where you see the Northern Lights, the Galaxy, the moon and even the International Space Station. We also see its natural beauty Nova Scotia at night – the ocean, lighthouses and waterfalls – but also the communities that make up this beautiful province, including the fireworks over the Emera Oval and the Angus L. MacDonald Bridge Halifax Regional Municipality, Christmas lights in Sherbrooke and three churches on the Mahone Bay waterfront, “a must-see along the south coast of the county.”
Some of my favorite photos are an inukshuk greeting the sunrise – which is so beautiful – on the east coast of the countryside and the CERES container port at Fairview Cove in Halifax. Charming.
The final book, The painted countryside by Joy Snihur Wyatt Laking ($ 24.95, Pottersfield Press, nimbus.ca), is a unique look Nova Scotia through the eyes of the artist who uses a variety of media to present her home of almost 50 years.
In this landscape book with many works of art, Laking collapses Nova Scotia Canada in various locations and creates a map of where she captured her moments. There are at least four works of art in each two-page spread, with one of the tracks offering GPS coordinates with the idea that you will keep this book in your box and when the mood hits, you will follow the coordinates to find inspiration, maybe play a little Spot the Differences with the kids.
What a nice idea.
The artist also tells the reader that there is a Facebook page The Painted Province, Nova Scotia. People are encouraged to take a picture of a scene painting in the book and post it on the page or, conversely, if people have a favorite spot that is not displayed, take a picture and post it with GPS coordinates.
“It could push us all to visit and enjoy the beauty. Also, artists, including me, can be inspired to paint it. “
Obviously there is no shortage of beauty to find Nova Scotiaand I look forward to visiting it again.
Nimbus Publishing provided copies of offshore Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia at night and Painted Province
an honest critique.
The views are mine.
Lisa Day has a passion for books – to own them, to read them, to write them and to speak them. She brings at least one, maybe two or three, books with her at all times and when she is not reading, she writes about them. Can you also find her on Twitter at @LisaMDayC? Instagram at @LisaMDayReads, Facebook at www.facebook.com/BookTime584 and GoodReads at http://bit.ly/ldgoodreads