Traffic off our mindsDart board at the Knot Pub, Lunenburg’s local hot spot. Neoprene on ice.1 degree water? No problem.Snowboarding for our dinner.Salt water – the trick to the freshest tasting lobster.One of the frenemies.Our celebratory drink of choice: Nova 7, the province’s delicious prosecco, paired perfectly with our bright red friends.
A couple weeks ago, boarder babes Alex Duckworth
, Diane Rudge
, Taylor Bull
, Taylor Godber
and photographer Jessika Hunter
headed East to find winter and essentially chase snow. Finding themselves in the quaint town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. In-between snowstorms, 8ft high snowbanks, lobster traps, dark and stormies, and shovelling around snow, they found a week of sunshine exploring the urban side of East Coast on snowboards. Look forward to a full story in the next issue of Snowboard Canada Women’s Annual dropping next season! Here are a few words from Alex on the trip and you can check out more stories from our adventure on SBCWomen.com
“Nova Scotia – A backstage pass to the south shore. The best perk of visiting a town during it’s tourism off-season was having the whole town at our disposal. As the only out of towners, we got to hog all the locals to ourselves. The hospitality was truly 5 stars. Big thanks to NS Tourism
for the hand in getting us out here. We know this place is typically known for it’s epic summers, but we’re learning it throws a fierce winter, too.”
A, D, J, T & T
Happy New Year to all our readers! So you like fashion, but do you also love taking photos of all your adventures? Do you also wish you had somewhere to share them? Snowboarding, surfing, camping, road tripping, fashion hunting, city walking, jungle exploring, we want to see it all! This year we want to mix things up and invite all girls (yes, you!) from around the globe who share a common interest in fashion, adventure, travel and of course, snow and surf lifestyle to subscribe and contribute to Cream&Coal! We are opening up an invitation to share and connect girls from every ocean and every mountain. We want to build a bridge between fashion and female sports and showcase our passion through amazing imagery. Every photo tells a story, and we want to see yours! Email email@example.com for submissions and your chance to be featured on the blog and through our social media. So if your surfing off the coast of New Zealand, Australia, Bali, or Panama, or snowboarding in Canada, The USA, Austria, Chile, or Japan, hit us up, we would love to showcase your adventure!
Happy adventuring wherever your adventures takes you!
Left To My Own Devices:
” We use the word suffering way too much, every adventure has both the light, the dark, the toil and the reward…” – Kyle Dempster.
I understood this to an extent previous to this trip, but as soon as I got to the 3/4 mark of what would be a 5 hr uphill climb to my “base camp” and the rain began to pour down, it resonated that much more. I was alone, with the exception of hikers drifting through the area, for three days. In rain and cold, solely dependant on myself for making good choices in bad conditions and keeping my mindset positive. And I couldn’t be happier. We don’t typically get the chance to experience this kind of physical and mental challenge alone. Its good, I know now just how good. No cell reception, no internet, no safety net to fall back into. Just you and the raw beauty that you now can soak in with no superficial barriers. Its refreshing. Its good for the soul. In more ways than one.
With fresh Snow on the peaks, A tent for shelter, Pure drinking water, Warm clothes and maybe a cup of hot tea and you’ll be surprised at how at home you can feel.
Words, photos, and adventure documentation from our newest contributor Sarah Belford! Follow her adventures on Instagram @sarahcantsea