On the road to Inverness, on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, I was driving in the stunning late afternoon light searching for an image. I stopped to shoot this barn, and the horses appeared topping it off. It was a lucky shot, but as my father used to say, “luck favors the prepared”
Liverpool lighthouse lookout, Nova Scotia.
A friend just asked me if I was in Nova Scotia Canada during tropical storm Arthur, the answer is yes! I drove fast, just ahead of the storm from Prince Edwards Island across the 8 mile long Confederation Bridge to New Brunswick and on to Truro Nova Scotia. The bridge was closed to trucks and down to a 60 km speed limit because of high winds and I got blown around the entire trip. I was planning on camping that night but changed plans and was lucky enough to get a room at a super 8 hotel thanks to Pam Wamback at Novascotia.com
Wow. That was my new favorite word on Cape Breton island and it popped out of my mouth every direction I looked. Wow. I just returned from a two week trip through Nova Scotia and after driving 2,046 miles I am already planning how to get back to this beautiful place. Stay tuned for many more updates and images from the trip. Above, the sun sets off the coast of Inverness on Cape Breton island. For more info on travel to Nova Scotia go to: NovaScotia.com
My journey to Nova Scotia began on the Nova Star ferry from Portland Maine to Yarmouth. The cabins are super comfortable and the showers are hot. Dinner and breakfast is served and although I showed great restraint, there is also a casino and a bar. Set sail at 9;00 pm and arrive refreshed and rested in Yarmouth in the morning. For more info go to: novastarcruises
For more info on travel to novascotia.com
Repo: Writer Bob Parks and I collaborated on the story ,”Scan Artist” in this July’s issue of Popular Science. We spent some time in Cleveland Ohio with one of the countries largest and most technically advanced repossession companies, Relentless Recovery. I have to say that liked them quite a bit. Colorful characters living an edgy life of constant confrontation and danger . A strange reality that becomes routine when it is something you do every day. They repo up to 700 cars a month . They are just the soldiers, What scares me are the huge LPR data companies sucking up our personal information. To read the entire article go to; SCAN ARTIST
Some day, I hope to be an old man feeding pigeons in the park.
The Tower of Belém stands in defense of the city of Lisbon on the banks of the Tagus river. Constructed between 1514-1521, it is a UNESCO designated world heritage site.
For more info on the Torre de Belém, go to: Visit Portugal
Serra da Estrela natural park is located on the highest Mountain range in central Portugal. The landscape and spectacular views are dotted by incredible boulder formations, some of which resemble people and others that were utilized as shepherds homes and as retreats many years ago for tuberculosis sufferers who came for the healing powers of the fresh air and climate. For more information on travel to Portugal and Serra da Estrela, go to: Visit Portugal
Check out my new cover of Steve Sanderson and other stories in Preview Massachusetts Magazine