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Wanderlust Journal 16 – Martinique Beach 2.0 

It is the most amazing beach I’ve ever been to!

Beach Birds. Ok, this isn’t their scientific name, clearly, but let’s roll with it! These cute little birds run along the shore and in & out of the water; there’s groups of them along the whole beach.

This is Toby! I heard grunting, so I turned around and this dog was looking at me with his ball ready. So, we quickly became friends and played catch.

The beach is 5 KLM long. So, at the start we chose the sand dune as our distance goal.

The sand is so soft and the dunes are hard to climb! But we did it. Not a summer day, but a September day, so I wore pants…and took an abundance of sand home in my pants!

Pano dune views. It’s November as I look at these pictures and write this. It’s currently a little chilly; winter coat season, but if I close my eyes, I can imagine the warmth of the beach.

Underwater treasures as we attempted to go to a rock formation in the water. The current was strong, and the rocks were too slippery to make it.

Majestic garçon.

Sunglasses, like red lipstick, change everything.

Pano and shadows.

One last look before we venture home.

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Wanderlust Journal 15 – Martinique Beach 

I saw the pictures of this beach online, so I was very excited to walk up to this point to see for myself what was beyond. I was also impressed by the prime parking! 

Amazing! 5 klm of white sandy beach, and so much to explore! Beach life galore! With the beautiful sound of crashing waves. 


As we were leaving, my eyes filled up with tears, not because I was sad to leave but because there’s so much salt in the air! 

Its love at first sight! I’m in love with this beach! 

Daily Journal 4 – Conrads Beach 

Two friends in bad moods with plans made. We almost cancelled, but we didn’t. So, the destination…to the beach! 

Our bad moods turned into friends laughing, talking, and day dreaming about things we want to do. 

And memories of a previous time. 

A good friend forces you to go to the beach when you’re not in a good mood, because that friend knows the beach is your favorite place and it will instantly change your mood around. And it did! 

Wanderlust Journal 14 – Eastern Passage  

In Eastern Passage, between the boardwalk and the golf course you’ll find the look off. There’s almost always cars here taking in the views of this amazing place. 

As many times as I have been here, I have always stayed at the top of the look off, but recently I found a path to the bottom, so I decided to go check it out. 

There are quite a few big rocks that you can sit on to watch the waves crash. 

When you climb back up, which is not a difficult climb, you will get beautiful views no matter which way you look! 

Not too far from here, there is a place called Flag Pond Coastal Access Park. It’s not a very big park, but it’s amazing and filled with so much nature life! 

There are two trails, one leads to the ocean with a rocky beach front, and the other leads to a marsh. At the marsh you will find lots of birds, fish, frogs, otters and ducks. 

And if you’re lucky, ducklings! 

Just down the road from park, you will find Rainbow Haven Provincial Park Beach. 

This is a great place for sunning, swimming and walking the sandy shore. There’s also some back trails which are quite fun to explore. 

Keep in mind this beach can get very busy on hot summer days and parking can be somewhat troubling. Pack a lunch and go early if you know it will be nice! 

Eastern Passage has a lot to explore, with some of the most breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. 

Wanderlust Journal 12 – Crystal Crescent Beach 

Crystal blue water, and three small beaches. The first two clothed, the last one nude. I didn’t make it to the third beach! But I did enjoy the first one. 

The sand is so soft. It feels amazing on the feet! The sand dunes are quite nice as well. This beach looks almost tropical in ways. 

There’s paths to each beach and you can go wander off into the woods onto other paths.  

I have yet to swim in this beach, I hear it is one of the coldest. It was a great little visit, and totally worth checking out the clear waters and soft sand. 

Wanderlust Journal 9 – Peggy’s Cove

The mission: Eat at Sou’Wester Restaurant and explore Peggy’s Cove. Mission accomplished: Amazing day! 

We were craving fish & chips, and I must say, these were one of the best I’ve had at the Sou’Wester Restaurant. Highly recommend, with the best views while you eat. 

Stop for a photo just outside the restaurant of the old British style phone booth! It looks like it must have been hit by many Peggy’s Cove storms, the door isn’t on it anymore!

The iconic lighthouse stands upon giant rocks…and more giant rocks! 

I’ve always wondered what it looked like inside the lighthouse! So I took a peek inside. You can also google “Inside Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse” and you’ll find a video by Macleans Magazine of a quick tour of the lighthouse. Here’s the link: 

https://www.google.ca/amp/www.macleans.ca/beingcanadian/what-it-feels-like-to-go-inside-peggys-cove-lighthouse/amp/

And here’s my peek inside!

It’s so much fun to jump from rock to rock. You can get a really great workout, or even pick a spot to relax in the sun and take in the ocean views. This place is huge, although always lots of people you can find a spot. 

I like walking around the fishing village. There’s so many shops, a cute café, as well as an ice cream shop. I especially like the docks, the water is so clear you can see everything perfectly. 

Peggy’s Cove is a highlight of Halifax, Nova Scotia. If you come to visit, you really should take a few hours to come check this place out, and the drive here is quite scenic, so well worth the trip! 

Wanderlust Journal 8 – Lawrencetown Beach 

I guess we all need a little solo time. I’m on a major health kick, and hiking has become one of my favourite things to do. 

I came out to Lawrencetown Beach to walk the paths that lead to the beach. As many times as I’ve been here I’ve never done this before.

It was so nice to hear the sound of waves while walking in an area I didn’t really give much attention to before. 

After reaching my goal, I went toward the beach and found a nice spot to relax on the rocks.

The sun beating down on me, I looked left, I looked right and there was no one in sight! This never happens! 

It was amazing! It was the most solitude I’ve had in a while, and at my favorite place. It was perfection. 

I stayed there on the rocks for about 30 minutes before I saw some surfers and dog walkers. That moment was meant just for me, I suppose. And how great of a moment it was. 

Wanderlust Journal 7 – MacCormacks Beach 

Explore the shore for rocks and shells. The sand is so soft, the water so cold. 

I suppose it is the ocean afterall, but as an ocean lover I’ve been patiently waiting for warm ocean swimming. 

Beach posts and sunsets…Were these posts always here? I don’t remember them from last year. I like them, it gives me a vibe of a beach I’ve seen but never been. 

I’m here a lot. The boardwalk has become my health and fitness track. I can’t imagine a better place to work out. 

Wanderlust Journal 4 – Full Moon at Seaforth

I never get tired of the moon. The only question is…where will I be when I look at it next?! 

This time I’m at Fishermans Reserve in Seaforth, Nova Scotia. It’s just beyond Lawrencetown Beach. 

I often come out this way after some time at the beach. There’s some great little scenic spots along the way, as well as some trails that I have yet to explore, but soon will! 

This spot is just down Fishermans Reserve and just before the sign that says no trespassing on the Reserve. (I’ve been there before the trespassing sign was put in place, it’s small fishing shacks, smaller than my city apartment!) 

You can drive up to the rocks, then walk down and you will find this rocky shore. It’s quite peaceful and a beautiful place to watch the sunset, or check out the moon. 

(Full Moon April 9, 2017)