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Coffee & Books – is there any better smell?

Don’t coffee and books go together perfectly? Like wine & cheese. Peas & carrots. Sand & sea. There’s a wonderful little spot in Mahone Bay about 3.5kms from our backpacker lodge that you might not know about called The Biscuit Eater. If you’re from here then you know it, because all the locals know & love it, ourselves included.

The coffee, tea and hot chocolate are devine; the food they serve is all made right there in their very own kitchen and they use local and organic ingredients whenever they can. For those of you wishing to sip & surf, they have WIFI. Prefer the gorgeous feeling of a nice, old fashioned book with real live pages to turn? It just so happens they have second hand books there to browse and buy. Awesome, right?

What make it all even better is that they often have live performances there: readings, discussions & screenings. Even better? Those events run year-round, which is great for those of us who stick around all year.

Definitely a place to visit and chill out for a few. Busy, but not in that horrible, over-crowded kind of way — more like busy in a ‘hey, long time no see’ or a ‘pleased to meet you’ kind of way.

You’ll find them at 16 Orchard Street in Mahone Bay, or on the internet at http://www.biscuiteater.ca.

Come, enjoy… and then come again, because you’ll want to. :)

Hidden Gem’s? We gottem!!

So today I went to the Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct with my family, and it’s just incredible! I had only been there once before, and now I wonder what’s been keeping me away.

Only a hop skip & a jump from Liverpool, Nova Scotia (which is also worth a look, btw).

It is also fantastically unadvertised. Why, when you have such a beautiful piece of protected parkland, would you not scream it out to the world? “COME ONE AND ALL! Come see nesting grounds of the protected Piping Plover! Come climb on rocks, hike a super-easy hike through the woods (our 4-year old did it with no help) and get to the softer-than-soft white sand beaches. The amazing flowers and plantlife are actually quite breathtaking. And the seals shlumpfing along the rocks a stone’s throw away are also kind of neat to see.

Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct. You’ve really got to go there — you can camp there, there’s an awesome camping ground. You can go for the day — it’s only about an hour from our backpacker lodge (nudge-nudge wink-wink) … so about two hours from Halifax. But it’s worth it, man. You will NOT be sorry.

Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct. It’s worth a second look. You won’t be disappointed, I promise.