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Kejimkujik National Park Seaside, Nova Scotia

by Lisa on April 18, 2012 in Canada,Photography

  • wp socializer sprite mask 16px Kejimkujik National Park Seaside, Nova Scotia
  • wp socializer sprite mask 16px Kejimkujik National Park Seaside, Nova Scotia
  • wp socializer sprite mask 16px Kejimkujik National Park Seaside, Nova Scotia
  • wp socializer sprite mask 16px Kejimkujik National Park Seaside, Nova Scotia
  • wp socializer sprite mask 16px Kejimkujik National Park Seaside, Nova Scotia
  • wp socializer sprite mask 16px Kejimkujik National Park Seaside, Nova Scotia
  • wp socializer sprite mask 16px Kejimkujik National Park Seaside, Nova Scotia

 

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Locally known as Keji (and much more easy to pronounce), Kejimkujik (ked-juh-muh-KOO-jik) National Park sits in the heart of southwest Nova Scotia.

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And it is also at the core of the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve – a UNESCO site recognized for a balance between people and nature focusing on conservation and sustainable development.   The unique climate of this area makes it home to a very large and diverse population of flora and fauna.

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Kejimkujik Seaside is an adjunct to the main park and aptly sits on the sea, giving you a feel for a bit of unspoiled Atlantic coastline.

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We enjoy a hike through part of the park toward the sea.

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Foggy mist blankets the trail, as we pass lichen and berries of all kinds (holly, black, bay).

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When we reach the rocky beaches I feel like we’ve hiked to Scotland…no wonder this is called “New Scotland.”

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The craggy bays here are popular hangouts for seals and cormorants that we spot in the distance through the fog. This time of year the mosquitoes have proven to be thick and we can’t linger too long on the beach without being attacked by the blood-sucking pests.

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Disclosure:  I was a guest of Southwest Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Tourism, & the White Point Beach Resort, but, as always, my writing and views are my own.


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Jeremy Krones UNITED STATES April 19, 2012 at 10:10 am

These are great nature photos! I especially like the lichen picture.

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Lisa 50.140.130.147 not found May 8, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Thanks Jeremy! This was my commune with nature. I love the lichen too…so delicate looking.

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Pete TURKEY April 19, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Beautiful! The Atlantic Coast of Canada is stunning. I would love to find a house-sit there for a few months and just explore (in summer though :)

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Lisa 50.140.130.147 not found May 8, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Thanks Pete. I agree…to the extent that we asked about prices of rentals in areas like Shelburne. Pretty cheap! I love the feel of New England and up through Atlantic Canada.

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ayngelina UNITED STATES April 20, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Love that you went to Keji, I went there as a kid each summer and most of my friends still go.

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Lisa 50.140.130.147 not found May 8, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Thanks Ayngelina. Must have been great memories. Next time I need to go to the main park…although the seaside was lovely.

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john INDIA April 21, 2012 at 1:08 am

Amazing pictures, i like those water drops on leaves and flower. Very beautiful Nova Scotia.

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Lisa 50.140.130.147 not found May 8, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Thanks for stopping by John.

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Nomadic Samuel 14.35.168.97 not found April 22, 2012 at 10:56 pm

This is a gorgeous photo essay!

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Lisa 50.140.130.147 not found May 8, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Thanks Sam! Photography really is my 1st love…since High School in the darkroom!

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Nicholas Marks AUSTRALIA May 6, 2012 at 10:25 pm

The photographs are just beautiful. The way you captured the droplets on each plant, just mesmerizing.

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Lisa 50.140.130.147 not found May 8, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Thank you Nicholas. I love those close-ups too.

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Sherry SPAIN May 7, 2012 at 4:52 pm

I think I've decided to take my mom here next summer – will be coming to you with questions!

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Lisa 50.140.130.147 not found May 8, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Wonderful Sherry! It's a great place for a mom/daughter jaunt! I have lots of recommendations!!

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Elana UNITED STATES June 19, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Beautiful photos! We’ve added Nova Scotia on our Bucket list :-)

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