This video was something of a practice run for future videos I hope to make, and it was my first time using a GoPro. Life is a ride and it is also an endless amateur hour.
I learned a handful of things on this trip:
- I do not have a steady hand for camera work.
- If your tires are 16 years old, perhaps you should replace them before a 12-hour drive (something I learned on my father’s behalf, not my own).
- Maybe I should actually wear makeup at all times.
- But also you know what, no.
- Prescription motion sickness pills WILL literally save my life.
- If you don’t regularly eat snack food at home, you won’t eat it on a trip.
- Don’t tell Canadian border patrol you have mace (like I did), and just hide the mace at the bottom of a suitcase in case your car is randomly selected for a search (like mine was).
- Iced coffee at Tim Horton’s is the dream I never expected.
- Traveling through Nova Scotia is like traveling back in time 20 years.
- There is no limit to the number of times I can emphatically say, that is so fucking QUAINT.
If you want to go to Nova Scotia (which you do), these are some things I did and the places I visited or stayed:
- Campgrounds were: Old Shipyard Beach, Spencer’s Island; Whale Cove, Digby Neck.
- Kayaking was the Three Sisters day tour with NovaShores.
- Lunenburg (so many quaint shops and restaurants).
- Peggy’s Cove (absolutely teeming with tourists, but worth the drive/visit).
- Halifax (Airbnb was with Christopher and Severus who are delights).
- Whale watch was with Ocean Explorations
- Ferry from Yarmouth to Portland, ME was on “The CAT“