the south shore of nova scotia has some beautiful and/or funny gems. on the beautiful side, there's the the hawk beach almost at the southern tip of nova scotia.
on the funny side, there are west berlin and east berlin, two little communities originally named "blueberry" and "pudding pan".
on the very touristic side is peggy's cove. in fact, it is so touristic that it is swamped by busloads of tourists. we ended up just taking a quick look and then driving away, and exploring its surroundings instead. there's a lot of very beautiful nature around it!
finally, we saw lunenburg, another historic town, currently hosting the bluenose ii sailing ship.