Dreaming of Nova Scotia with Three Books
With three books, my travel plans changed instantly and I dream of going to Nova Scotia, Canada, hang out on the beaches, swim in the water and breathe in the flower fields that shape the landscapes.
And during anytime in Nova Scotia Maybe it’s nice, more likely we can travel again in the summer, and Nova Scotia may have to be the destination.
Coastal Nova Scotia, Photo Tour ($ 34.95, Nimbus Publishing)
In this beautiful coffee table book, author and photographer Adam Cornick divides the province into seven sections: Halifax, Nova Scotia, South coast, Yarmouth and Acadian Shores, Fundy Shore, Northumberland Shore, Cape Breton and the east coast.
Cornick, who is from Bridport, England, said he and his wife chose Nova Scotia “because that’s where our fingers hit the map,” and the province gave him an opportunity to explore surfing and photography.
The book has great information about the place he highlights, four sights not to be missed, and beautiful pictures of the places he talks about.
The pictures are lovely and I read this book cover to cover in one sitting. I’m particularly interested in the Northumberland Shore, which a friend recently moved to and which has calmer and more sheltered waters because of Canada’s other provinces. Since the water is often shallow, the water temperatures can reach 25 ° C and higher. Sign me up, especially Melmerby, with its “huge stretch of white sand, warm water, and a blanket on the west end where boaters like to hang out”. Sigh.
A great tip from the author:
“The further you go Halifax, Nova Scotiathe more likely it is that you are all alone on the coast. I love the wild nature of this stretch of coast and don’t know what to find around the next headland. Sometimes you even have a pot of gold. “
Like the rainbow he’s captured that looks like it came straight out of the sea.
Another coffee table book, Nova Scotia by Night from Len Wagg ($ 29.95, Nimbus Publishing) shows the beauty of this province from its clear night sky, where you can see the Northern Lights, the Milky Way, the moon, and even the International Space Station. We also see the natural beauty of Nova Scotia At night – the ocean, lighthouses, and waterfalls – but also the communities that make up this pretty province, including fireworks over the Emera Oval and Angus L. MacDonald Bridge Halifax Regional Parish, Christmas lights in Sherbrooke and three churches on the shores of Mahone Bay, “a must on the province’s south coast”.
Some of my favorite photos are of an Inukshuk greeting the sunrise – which is so beautiful – on the east bank of the province and at the CERES container port in Fairview Cove Halifax. Fascinating.
The last book, The painted province by Joy Snihur Wyatt Laking ($ 24.95, Pottersfield Press, nimbus.ca) is a one-of-a-kind look at Nova Scotia through the eyes of the artist who uses a variety of media to present her almost 50-year-old homeland.
Laking collapses in this landscape-shaped multi-artwork book Nova Scotia Canada in different places and creates a map where she captured her moments. There are at least four works of art on each double page. One of the works of art offers GPS coordinates with the idea that you keep this book in your glove box and when the mood strikes follow the coordinates directions to discover the inspiration, maybe play a bit of Spot the Differences with the kids.
What a nice idea.
The artist also tells the reader that The Painted Province, Nova Scotia has a Facebook page. People are encouraged to take a picture of a scene image in the book and post it on the page. Conversely, if people have a favorite place that wasn’t featured, take a photo and post it with its GPS coordinates.
“It could lead us all to visit and enjoy the beauty. Artists, including myself, might be inspired to paint it too. “
There is obviously no shortage of beauty to be found Nova Scotiaand I can’t wait to visit again.
Nimbus Publishing supplied copies of Coastal Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia by Night, and The Painted Province
an honest review.
The opinions are my own.
Lisa Day is passionate about books – owning them, reading them, writing about them, and talking about them. She always has at least one, maybe two or three books with her, and when she’s not reading, she writes about them. You can also find her on Twitter at @LisaMDayC; Instagram at @LisaMDayReads, Facebook at www.facebook.com/BookTime584 and GoodReads at http://bit.ly/ldgoodreads