My conscience has been nagging me… it’s been a while since I posted here. It’s hard to keep a regular routine right now. Once released from quarantine on October 29th we took full advantage of the weather and destinations that are only a short drive from Parrsboro.
A five minute walk from our AirBnB is the harbour. I have walked there at least once a day to enjoy the view of the lighthouse and explore First Beach. What a treat to witness high and low tide in person.
Thanks to all my friends out west who sent weather warnings about the snow forecast for Nova Scotia last week. We were spared! While the wind was icy on my cheeks as I walked we did not get any snow. It was such a nice surprise. Apparently we are protected by the mountains (as they are referred to locally and our realtor informed us). We call them hills, but they did their job beautifully holding back the white stuff.
Not being affected by adverse weather has seen us out and about visiting the sites. Here is a video from our excursion to Five Islands Lighthouse Park only about 20 minutes from Parrsboro.
Yesterday we headed in the opposite direction to Advocate Harbour. We arrived at low tide and followed signs to Cape d’Or. What an amazing place to explore!
Despite the wind we just had to head down to the lighthouse. It was well worth it just to witness the Dory Rips, nature at its most powerful!
On the way home we stopped at Spencer’s Island Beach. We visited there during our first day of freedom a week earlier. I just love how the beaches change from day to day, hour to hour….
Outside of exploring the sites we have been busy viewing properties, weighing their pros and cons and experiencing high and low emotions. No matter how often you buy a home, emotions play into it. After a discouraging first day of looking on October 30th we reevaluated our objectives… considered various options and went out with our realtor on November 2nd to step into a home about to hit the market in November 3rd. It was the perfect place!!! It IS the perfect place for us! We presented an offer on November 3rd and it was accepted. The house inspection takes place next Wednesday. Possession date is not till January. While we are a bit disappointed that we won’t be in our new home till 2021 we know it is the place for us. Fully renovated over the past 3-4 years, no work needed! We know we can move in and live and create! We are so excited!
Monday we have a car inspection, the first step in obtaining a Nova Scotia license plate and insurance. Healthcare forms have arrived, were filled out and have been mailed back. We are looking for a vet for the pups. Colin already tested the healthcare system and we are so impressed how quickly he was attended to!
After being in contact with the local arts community via Art Lab for several years already I joined as an associate member a couple of days ago. Some great prospects are in the works there!
Looks like we have moved to the right place. I will keep you posted on developments more often. Winter won’t elude us forever. With the colder weather I will spend more time indoors and blogging will become a more regular affair again.
Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday! With gratitude for the countless positive developments in our own lives and for the changes coming to our neighbours and friends south of the border.