We're packing up our home in Montreal, getting ready for our move to LaHave, Nova Scotia! Summer is in full swing in Quebec already - we had our first dramatic afternoon thundershower of the season today, and the first St. Laurent sidewalk sale is this weekend. Classic Montreal summer. A few friends and family from out east have come to visit. They've arrived pale and wearing sweaters. Although it's a bit selfish, it's been a relief to know that we haven't missed too much seaside sun yet! It's been a whirlwind since we've returned from Antarctica in March. Shortly after we returned home to Montreal, we made a quick dash to Nova Scotia via Maine & New Brunswick. We picked up our kayaks en route, and, full of optimism, we drove right into the midst of an ice storm in search of a home for ourselves and our business on the Dublin Shore.
Having decided we wanted to live along a 5 km stretch of protected coastline, we weren't really sure what we'd find for living arrangements, but somehow we managed to find a sweet little cape cod, just minutes from protected put-ins. We talked with some future neighbours, put the kayaks in the water and, 30 seconds later, made up our minds.
Since then, we've been looking forward to our first summer in LaHave from a distance. Scott travelled to BC to lead a 26-day youth justice wilderness expedition for Coastline Challenges. Sarah has been in Montreal for the most part, swimming in paperwork and phone calls, making sure Cape LaHave Adventures is in order and that we're stocked with the only the best gear. Scott re-immerged from the woods & has been busy trying to catch up while also orchestrating the release of The Bounty, the debut album by his band More Please! The Toronto launch last week included a bassoon player, and incredible period pieces from a clothing collector (I don't know. Ask Scott). It's been quite the production & full of amazing friends & family. Montreal, Ottawa & Halifax releases are still to come! Don't miss them!: http://morepleasemusic.ca/?page_id=52
We've been planning all sorts of workshops, trips & special events for Cape LaHave Adventures this summer. We'll also be trying new ways to get the word out (we have a new monthly newsletter that is really going to be awesome! Subscribe to stay up to date on the fun!). We're going to try to post updates and stories here more often. Most importantly though, we'll be running guided sea kayaking trips very soon (June 28th at the latest) in one of the most stunning paddling areas either of us has ever visited. We really think you should come visit us this summer, and experience paddling the LaHave archipelago for yourselves. There's a reason we've spent the spring dashing about so Cape LaHave Adventures can become a reality. We know you'll understand when you get on the water with us. Hope to see you this summer!