Novelist Lesley Choyce has assembled a varied and provocative array of writings about Nova Scotia by residents and visitors down through the decades. Much ink has beed spilled over the years by those famous and not-so-famous travellers who have explored this province. There are words of praise and words of scorn for the land, the ewather and the people.
Here is a journey through time and place, an entertaining traveller’s companion sure to provide discoveries for both the history buff and the tourist. The adventure begins with the reports of Samuel de Champlain at Port Royal in 1605 and the trail takes you from yarmouth to Sydney, from Amherst to Canso. There are many stops along the way, including Halifax, Shelburne, Windsor, Pictou, Truro, Glace Bay, Digby, Wolfville, Dartmouth and Cape Sable Island.
Along with Champlain wou will have as your travelling companions Nicolas Denys, Simeon Perkins, Joseph Howe, RH Dana, Charles Dickens, Charles Dudley warner, Archibald MacMechan and many more. You’ll even experience a bumpy ride around the Cabot Trail in the 1930s guided by T.Morris Longstreth.
- Allison Maher