I miss Nova Scotia.

Cabot Trail – Cape Breton – Pic from islandrealestate.com

I specifically miss Cape Breton Island.

Cabot Trail – Cape Breton – Pic from gocanada.com

I spent most of September 2010 there. Did not want to leave. I was offered a job at the car rental desk when I returned my car at the Halifax airport; jokingly, I suspected later, but very likely I would have taken it. I had planned to return this past October for the Celtic Colours music festival at venues all over Cape Breton.

Cape Breton Highlands National Park – Pic from bestpicsof.com

But in February I broke my ankle. Despite having insurance.. “good” insurance as I was repeatedly assured.. the various fishing boat payments for the various specialists weren’t covered. Between that and the copays, they sucked up every spare nickel I had.

The capper was the “physical therapist” I was forced to see. Two sessions of 20 minutes each. “It hurts when I do this.” “Well, don’t do that…!” $400 out of pocket for those 40 minutes. $10 a minute. Good god. Even Spalding doesn’t have a racket that good.

The inescapable irony is that, if I had taken that job, this would have ALL BEEN PAID FOR.

Margaree Valley – Cape Breton- Pic from squidoo.com

Bitter? Oh, a wee bit.

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6 Comments on “I miss Nova Scotia.”

  1. […] I’m going. A huge leap of faith. I spent most of September 2010 there, and wrote about it here. It’s trite and clichéd to say a place grabs hold of your imagination, like when Tony […]

  2. […] spent most of September 2010 traveling around Nova Scotia, particularly Cape Breton. Discussed it here and here. This two-CD set was my constant traveling companion. I still play it at home and on the […]

  3. […] list.) And I’ll mail you a witty, side-splittingly hilarious postcard all the way from Nova Scotia. Via reliable Canada Post, eh. Suitable for framing. After October, well, I’ll think of […]

  4. […] this site every week over the past six months. Not sure if it’s because I banged on about Nova Scotia, or poutine, or The Rankin Family, or Corner Gas, or Gordon Lightfoot. No matter the reason, […]

  5. […] my return from Cape Breton I tried to recreate the poutine I enjoyed there. After dedicated trial and error, I think I […]

  6. […] Bradley at Canadian Ckayaker for generously allowing me to use his pic. Taken near Ingonish on Cape Breton Island in early […]


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