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North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Lunenburg September 11th 2019

Our day in Halifax turned out pretty good. The weather cooperated, as it was mostly sunny and about 70 degrees. We drove over and toured the Citadel, which sits on a large hill overlooking the city and the harbor. The present configuration is the fourth one built. There has been a building there since the 16th century. After that we drove over to Fishermans Cove Village. It was supposed to be a cute village, but was mainly a bunch of shops. We then stopped at Fairview Lawn Cemetery. It contains the graves of about 250 of the Titanic victims. Many of them just have a number on them. The numbers represent the order in which they were pulled out of the water. Today, we drove from Halifax to Shelley's Cove. It is a very picturesque village ... read more
Newer boat at Shelley's Cove
The Lighthouse
Scottish Pipers at the Citadel.

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Lunenburg August 23rd 2018

Today our plan was to check out the brews at Saltbox Brewery in Mahone Bay and then see the Bluenose II. We found out that the Bluenose was scheduled to be at the dock by 3:30 and we could board her by 4:00. We took the scenic route into Lunenberg and were not disappointed. The route followed along the harbor into the southern end of the city. As we came around one of the bends, we saw the Bluenose with a sail up headed into the harbor. By the time I found a place to stop and take a picture, they had dropped the sail. 😞 Since it was obvious we were not going to see her at the dock at 3:30, as it was already 3:30 and she was still 15-20 minutes out, we decided ... read more
Lunenberg Harbor
Lunenberg Harbor
Bluenose II

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Lunenburg August 12th 2018

It was a perfect day for a walk. We headed toward Bridgewater to a small area called Dayspring. There is a nice park with walking trails. We walked about 2 miles through the woods. Saw some amazing scenery, as we always do whenever we're out here. Also saw a small deer leap away as we startled it in the trees. Wasn't able to catch a photo of that or the squirrels who were upset we were walking past their trees. Wonderful afternoon!... read more
02_A walk through Peace Park
03_A walk through Peace Park
04_A walk through Peace Park

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Lunenburg July 19th 2018

Niki and I hiked some of Gaff Point today. I was not prepared for the beginning of the walk, as it was supposed to be beach. Because the tide was coming in, there was very little sand. It was mostly covered with small to medium-sized pebbles. The ocean did make a very cool sound on them! . It was so loud at times that we couldn't even talk to each other! We walked for about a little over an hour and a half, in total. As you can see, we didn't make it all around the peninsula. We were concerned about being gone so long. Maybe another day we'll walk the entire trail. It was an amazing trail! A little about Gaff Point. It is a lush peninsula dangling into the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast ... read more
The "beach"
Some sand
Small pond

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Lunenburg July 19th 2018

Niki and I went to Hirtle's Beach for a hike. Boy, I was definitely not prepared for that type of "walk on the beach". The "beach" is covered with small and medium-sized pebbles. They do make a cool sound when the waves crash on them.... read more

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Lunenburg July 15th 2018

We took a cable ferry to the other side of the LaHave River today. We were headed to the beach to dig for clams. Gene and I had never done that before, so our friends' were somewhat our teachers. I think it had been a while since Pete had done it, but, as you can see, we did alright for ourselves. :-) The panoramic photo was of the area where we clammed. All in all it was a very nice day. The weather was cool and we had a nice drive along the coast. We made several stops along the way to see what the area looked like. Enjoy!... read more
02_Ferry
03_Ferry
04_Little wharf area along the way

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Lunenburg July 14th 2018

Went out for a walk on a cool and overcast day. Here are some pics of the houses, etc along the river. There are several older homes (some that have been totally renovated), a few brand new homes and some homes made from churches. Enjoy! I have to mention that we have encountered a few locals in the grocery stores and Walmart and, so far, they are absolutely wonderful people. As pleasant a group of people I've ever met! Coming from a place where people would just as soon run you over than say excuse me, these people are a welcome change.... read more
02_St Mark's Evan Luthern Church
03_St Mark's Evan Luthern Church
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North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Lunenburg September 6th 2016

Hi, All -- We've been home since before July and here it is early September. Clearly I've been stretching out these blogs -- but I didn't want to over-blog anyone. The first photos are of the major cemetery for the victims of the Titanic, which is in the outskirts of Halifax. It was a cloudy day and the place felt sad. So many children . . . Most of the rest of the photos were taken around Mahone Bay and Lunenburg which are on the southeastern shore of Nova Scotia about 2/3 of the way down the lower half. The orangey sign was in a small museum in Mahone Bay and has information about what the "freight" (a person) was allotted during the three month journey, from 1750 - 1752, on a ship from Rotterdam to ... read more
victoms of Titanic
child's marker
grave marker

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Lunenburg August 30th 2016

Bob and I returned to Nova Scotia from Newfoundland via the Port aux Basque Ferry in southwest Newfoundland, a 5 hour ride (give or take) to Halifax, NS. Our first small adventure was to re-visit the Shubenkadia Wildlife Park. You'll see photos of a cute little moose and two peculiar looking fowl I took at the Park. We first travelled to Nova Scotia 15 years ago. We think this was our 7th trip. It's a delightful and interesting Province to spend some time and the Scotians (?) are universally friendly, courteous, and kind. The photo of the bridge piling is in the Bay of Fundy area which has the highest tides in the world, usually over 50 feet. Imagine something like that happening in your back yard twice every 24+ hours. We then began our way ... read more
dozing baby moose
another interesting fowl
lobstering scene

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Lunenburg May 27th 2016

Geo: 44.3772, -64.3185Gray and overcast all day; a few drops of rain; never above 13°CI woke around 7am, which was way too early, so tried to sleep again. Gave up and opened the blinds about 8am. Then thought that was stupid and put on an eyeshade (but left the blinds open). That did the trick, and I slept until 10:30am. Perfect.Checked out a little after 11am and went to the airport to get some coffee and the rental car. (And send a few emails while I still had wifi access.)It was cool and misty, so I opted to drive to Lunenburg to get the keys to the B&B, just in case Paul's flight was very late. The town of Mahone Bay, near Lunenburg is very quaint, especially the prospect from the water across the bay. At ... read more
Enjoying lunch
Enjoying lunch
Flags of Atlantic Canada




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