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robertDthomas

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Nova Scotia in November
« on: June 04, 2017, 09:08:17 PM »

Checked the previous posts and lots from 2010 and before but wondering if any new tips on photographing this lovely place in September or early October
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Re: Nova Scotia in November
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2017, 03:07:29 AM »

Based on my experience in NS and NL:

- September can be quite rainy on the East Coast. Make your stay long enough to make sure you'll get at least some sunny days
- Most birds fly south in early September
- Lot of blueberries and cranberries everywhere
- Less crowded than in the summer. Many tourists travelling in September are seniors.

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Re: Nova Scotia in November
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2017, 05:07:47 PM »

Ten years ago I found that many of the motels and restaurants that cater to tourists close around Oct 1 here and on Prince Edward Island.
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Re: Nova Scotia in November
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2017, 12:03:08 PM »

This is the best time to visit Nova Scotia.  The weather is at its best and it's the driest time of the year. If you are in Halifax the city is one of the oldest in North America and has old buildings, cemeteries, and a fully accessible waterfront. All is perfect for a photographer. The downtown area and waterfront can be a little busy during the day as at that time of year we still have one or two cruise ships in port. Generally the crowds disappear by late afternoon and you will have the waterfront to yourself.  Outside the city Peggy's Cove is only 30 km away and is a photographers dream with working harbour, rocks and a lighthouse. Again it's best to go in the morning or late when the tour busses from the cruise ships are absent.  Close by are other small fishing harbours such as Prospect or Terrance bay that provide good photo ops with no one else around.  Lunenburg is 100 km down the shore and is a UN heritage town so lots of opportunities to photograph.  If you want to travel further Cape Breton Island is a 3 hour drive and the Cabot trail and Highlands National park are considered one of the most scenic 10 drives in the world.  From mid September on you are into the fall leave colours and the Cabot Trail provide some spectacular landscape views.
In recent years most accommodation stays open well into October so you will find no difficulties in finding a place to stay.i
 
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Re: Nova Scotia in November
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2017, 10:10:46 AM »

From Halifax, the drive to Lunenburg and from there to Blue Rocks is under 75 minutes. Blue Rocks is great for sea-coast shots and the homes are mostly as they were 100+ years ago. Lunenburg offers a great walk about to see various homes from the mid 1800s and the changes in style including the Widow's walk feature on some houses where the wives would anxiously await the return of their husband's ship.

Don't go too late in November.

Dave S
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