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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Nova Scotia, Canada

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(Jay Lloyd's wife, Mary, relaxes by the shore of the Northumberland Strait in Nova Scotia.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

(Jay Lloyd’s wife, Mary, relaxes by the shore of the Northumberland Strait in Nova Scotia. Credit: Jay Lloyd)

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This week, a reunion with old friends and a craving for lobster takes KYW’s Jay Lloyd on a getaway to Nova Scotia — “New Scotland” — in eastern Canada.

by Jay Lloyd

PICTOU, Nova Scotia (CBS) — A couple of 18th-century Philadelphians enticed about 200 Scots to voyage to the Canadian Maritime region and settle in a stretch of wilderness there.

They landed on the Northumberland shore of what later became Nova Scotia and the picture-postcard village of Pictou.

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(The scenic town of Pictou, NS. Credit: Jay Lloyd)

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The region is a magnet for seafood lovers and, would you believe, beachgoers.

“We have the warmest waters here north of the Carolinas,” says Anne Emmett, our hostess at the charming Braeside Inn.  “Our beaches here are beautifully warm.”

Emmett fell in love with the sparsely populated and pristine region, little changed since the days of the Scottish migration.

Even the music is a reminder of the Lochs and Highlands, and an hour to the east finds a single malt distillery.

Meanwhile, we’ve been on overload with succulent lobster, scallops, haddock, and those world-famous Prince Edward Island mussels.

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(Fish chowder garnished with PEI mussels. Credit: Jay Lloyd)

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Three flights a day from Philadelphia International scoot you here in less than two hours.

Give Nova Scotia a try!

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