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Jul 1, 2018 - Walking Tour of Lunenburg, NS

July 1 – Walking Tour of Lunenburg, NS We enjoyed a 2-hour walk around the town with a guide who was an 8th generation Lunenburg resident. In 1753, the British founded Lunenburg as their first colonial outpost in Nova Scotia beyond Halifax. The first settlers arrived in June 1753. The British needed folks to move to Nova Scotia work the land and establish settlements. So, they invited about 2,300 Germans to emigrate to Nova Scotia between 1750 and 1753. 1,300 were settled in Lunenburg. They were invited for political reasons by the British...

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Jun 28, 2018 - Blue Rocks and The Ovens

Another day off to sightsee took the four of us to the “Blue Rocks” area east of Lunenburg where we saw the rugged coastline and small rocky inlets and bays surrounded by the beautiful rustic homes of local residents. We also visited an area called “The Ovens”, south of Lunenburg where we walked a Cliffside trail that led down to the famous Sea Caves which the area is named for. A minor gold rush occurred here in 1801 when gold was discovered in the caves and beaches.

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Jun 27, 2018 - Lunenburg

96 miles to Lunenburg NS, located on the Nova Scotia South Shore about 75 miles south west of Halifax, on the Atlantic Ocean. Lunenburg is the home of the “Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic”, part of the “Nova Scotia Museums”. This was our major stop of the area. The Museum commemorates and displays many, many artifacts of the fishing heritage of the US and Canadian fishing industry. Here we learned how fishermen earned their livelihood on the harsh North Atlantic vessels of all fishing industries from the early 1800’s to present day. Items...

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Oct 13, 2017 - Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

As some of you may remember, the last time we were in Nova Scotia our tour guide suddenly died of cancer about a month before our trip. Another tour guide, Greg, jumped in to help. He is a real laid back guy, originally from New Zealand. His company is called Kiwi Kabdoodle. He has a real knack for finding places that we will like, so we hired him again for this trip. He thought that we would like to see where he lives. The only problem was that I was concerned about the hour long drive each way. We agreed to having us back to the ship by 3...

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Sep 16, 2017 - Halifax to Lunenburg

Getting through Halifax was very interesting. I’m glad the GPS knew where we were going because I certainly didn’t. We seemed to loop around from one highway to another & I completely lost the little sense of direction I’ve got but we finally ended up on the other side of Halifax, pointing towards Peggy’s Cove. This picturesque lighthouse, about 40 km from Halifax, is supposed to be the most visited site in Nova Scotia & one of the most photographed spots anywhere. However, when I left Halifax it was bright sunshine but as soon as I headed...

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Canada 2017

Aug 20, 2017 - so much to talk about!

Our day flew by. Visiting with Patti was a blast from the past as we recalled old memories like they were yesterday’s events. It was wonderful to catch up with her and find out how she and her family had been doing since we last spoke with her. Before we knew it the clock was chiming 3pm and we reluctantly parted company, vowing to “do this again soon”. Heading back through Mahone Bay we stopped for photos in this charming, picturesque village. The whole town is made up of heritage buildings that are homes, businesses and services. They...

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Aug 9, 2017 - Day 2

We picked up our friends from Fort Saskatchewan this morning and headed for Lunenburg, about an hour away. Lunenburg is so pretty with its colours, open waterfront and colourful businesses. The Bluenose II apparently just got in about 8 o'clock this morning. Unfortunately it was closed for tours due to maintenance and cleaning for the upcoming visit by the "tall ships". We wandered around the harbour front, looking in the shops and being dazzled by all the colours. We had lunch at the "Salt Shaker Deli" which was featured on the TV show...

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2017 Maritime Trip

Aug 2, 2017 - Lunenburg, NS.

We drove down to Lunenburg, NS. Which is a beautiful bay with a very colorful fishing village, now a tourist town. It was also the stage for Tom Sellecks, Jesse Stone movies. They have a lot of restaurants, so we had lunch. Larry had the seafood platter of course and Diana ordered a flatbread with seafood, basically seafood pizza. Both were very good. On the way there we drove some back roads that were shorter, but slower. in doing that we went through another place called Mahone Bay, which was an even prettier than Lunenburg, with old...

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Jul 20, 2017 - Kejimkujik National Park and a musical

This morning, I went to the health center to have lab work done as ordered by my doctor for every 6 months. I took Linda out for breakfast afterward because she drove me there and paid the $3 parking fee. We ate at a little local cafe and I had eggs benedict! The police chief had entered while we were there and on his way out, he exclaimed that he had only a couple of weeks left - he's retiring at the end of the month! With a note of congratulations, he chatted with us for a few minutes about his career - it was great! Others in the group...

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Jun 13, 2017 - Lunenburg, NS

Click on thumbnails to enlarge. Slideshow also available. I left my present site figuring to drive to Halifax for a visit. Sharon and I had been there maybe 15 yrs ago and we loved walking downtown and along the harbor. So I arrived in Halifax, disconnected the car from the motor home in a Walmart parking lot and drove downtown. Things were drastically different. Much of the charm was gone. Downtown was completely torn up with new construction, demolition and reconstruction. Parking was nearly impossible. Many of the harbor front parking...

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May 29, 2017 - May 29

May 29 Cheryl and I rose at 6:00 so we could take in the car for its windshield wiper inspection at 7:30. By 9:00, we were home with the car; a part for the wiper's motor has been ordered and if all goes well, the repair will be done tomorrow. Although cool, the weather was sunny. Wipers still in erect position, we left for Peggy's Cove, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We followed the coast along a winding road that passes through many small picturesque villages. Peggy's Cove is unique for its geology, large rounded shelves of rock that are...

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Maritimes trip

Sep 21, 2016 - Lunenburg NS/ Mahone NS

Out the door at 9:30 this morning to check out the little community Lunenburg. From the amazing ships in the harbour to the colourful buildings throughout the town.The streets were filled with tourists from all over, including us! We then went to Blue Rocks, another fishing town, the drive was very scenic. After talking with a couple in the harbour in Lunenburg, they told us to make sure we go to Mahone, another touristy town about 20 k away , so happy we did, They are having their Festival of Scarecrows this weekend and the streets were...

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