NE US and Maritime Provinces 2013 travel blog


Cape Forchu Lighthouse

flags at lighthouse

view of park


David in the big chair

view of lighthouse

ocean view while walking through park

August 25 – Time to move on again – we are moving to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, which has some Acadian areas near it. Not too long of a drive – Sage and I are really getting spoiled with these short drives – it is sure a lot easier on her. Yarmouth is a little larger town than Hubbards was – they have an Atlantic Superstore (the big grocery), Sobey’s (also a grocery) and of course a Walmart – although the Walmarts here are not superstores and are like the really old ones in the States. We are a little out of town and it is very quiet here – yeah! This is probably the biggest spot we have had on the whole trip. It was a sunny day so we decided to explore Yarmouth a little. Most of the shops were closed because it is Sunday. They were having some music on the waterfront so we stopped and listened to a few songs. Then we drove out to Cape Forchu Lightstation. This lighthouse, as you will see in the pictures, is an unusual shape – we have seen a lot of lighthouses on this trip but never one this shape. A lighthouse has been here since 1839. The current lighthouse was built in 1962 in a unique “apple core” design. The area around the lighthouse is very rugged and there were signs all over warning of “rogue waves” that could actually wash up over the towering rocks to the bottom of the lighthouse and wash all the way into the parking lot at the bottom! There is also Leif Erikson Park at the bottom of the lighthouse, so we walked the trail around the park – they are remodeling the park to add some picnic areas, which will be really nice because it is out on the point.

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