Thursday, September 27, 2012


Peggy’s Cove

Today I set out to explore the South Shore of Nova Scotia.  Leaving Halifax early, my first stop was Peggy’s Cove to see the most photographed lighthouse in Canada.  I was among the first to arrive for the day but by the time I left, eleven tourist buses had arrived. The record for one day was 110.

Onward along the South Shore, we were planning to have lunch in the village of  Mahone Bay, but, I quickly learn ,   it’s going to take  longer than I planned to get anywhere on the South Shore.  Because  there are small fishing villages with screaming photo ops   around  every curve in the road. The old fishing boats sitting in the water were irresistable!. I had to stop frequently for my camera to get some exercise.

Upon immediate arrival,  Mahone Bay  won my heart – it surrounds the water, has 3 picturesque churches  that sit on the shoreline  side by side and the town was in the process of setting up for a scarecrow festival so there were scarecrows  all over town.  There were even scarecrows of the Royal Family – although Harry is missing.  Don’t know why….

Lunenburg was the  final destination of the day , a beautiful port town full of Victorian homes and a colorful waterfront. I enjoyed their Fisheries Museum and stayed at the Lunenburg Inn, a great B&B which I would highly recommend. This is also where the ships, The  Bluenose I and  II were built, which is depicted  on the back of the Canadian dime.


Random Nova Scotia Fishing Villages


Mahone Bay


Scarecrows in Mahone Bay for their upcoming Festival.


Lunenburg’s Colorful Harbor


More of Lunenburg’s Harbor


Lunenberg’s Fisheries Museum


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  1. kate weaver
    Apr 14, 2017 @ 07:33:46




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