Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Front entrance Digby Pines Resort, Digby
Back view which faces the bay
As a treat  to ourselves following a very busy work year of teaching we decided to spend a few days at the Digby Pines Resort in Digby Nova Scotia. We chose this resort because we had driven by it a number of times in the past and always wanted to stay here and we are glad that we had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful grounds and pleasant accommodation of this wonderful jewel of a hotel. The first two shots are of the front and rear of the resort.

We  toured Digby itself and found the sights to be what we expected for a fishing town and we tried a few restaurants. The food was  enjoyable everywhere we went.

The next shot is of a very unusually painted store, actually a Chinese restaurant called Wok by the Bay.

Lime green for a building colour - very unusual
Muir Murray Vin-yard outside Wolfville
We visited Bear river and had a chance to stop by Annapolis Valley Vin-yards to sample a little wine and make a small purchase. On the way back from Digby we stopped by a Wolfville winery called Muir Murray where I took the last shot, though admittedly I used an in-camera art filter to get the effect.

All shots taken with an Olympus EPL-2 with 45mm f/1.8

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Okay, we're on vacation at some point in July and we are down to one car, the little 4-door Subaru you see in the photo. It's a great car but not very roomy and we have to fit the two of us, the dog and all our stuff and still be comfortable for the long drive. Thankfully, satellite radio, iTouch and CDs will keep us entertained as the hours go by.

We have had to say goodbye to our trusty Forester which we had for 4 years. A great vehicle, very roomy and very comfortable for long distances. The new car is coming in August and it will be just as versatile but for the time being we are down to one car, well, one that we can use daily.

The top photo was taken with an Olympus E-30 and the bottom with an E-330. No need for other details, they are just car shots!