Fort Point Lighthouse & museum, Liverpool, N.S.
Carter's Beach, Port Mouton, N.S.
(if the water wasn't so cold, you'd think you were on a Caribbean island)
The crystal clear waters of Carter's Beach
Hunt's Point Wharf, N.S.
Processing shacks, Hunt's Point Wharf, N.S.
The Maritimes is full with salt- and sun-weathered building treasures.
I think these must be the real deep-sea lobster traps...or else they're made extra strong to stay down longer and hold a larger catch than the traditional, arched wooden traps.
Tied up at Hunt's Point Wharf
Hunt's Point Wharf from the beach. This is one of the most photographed wharves in the province. From the time I was about 14 to 30 years old, my grandparents owned a house and three rental cottages on this idyllic bay with shallow, crystal clear water and fine white sand. I've got many happy memories of this place.
After our week on the South Shore at the family reunion to celebrate my parent's 50th wedding anniversary, we packed up our rental car and headed to my sister's place in Charlottetown, PEI. En route, D requested a visit to the iconic lighthouse at Peggy's Cove. The rest of the photos were taken there. Honestly, it is the most picturesque seaside village ever!
An art festival was on during our visit, so artists 'in residence' were painting throughout the village.
The week before we visited, a tourist was swept off the rocks by a rogue wave. He got lucky; a fisherman was just pulling out of the harbour and came to his rescue in the high swells within 15 minutes. Another 5 minutes and the story would not have ended well - the frigid water of the North Atlantic is unforgiving.
Another view of this world-famous lighthouse.
You've got to love a piper!
I hope you enjoyed my little tour of our South Shore highlights! I'll try and return to some quilty posts soon...
[NOTE FOR OBSERVANT READERS: I realize that there is some extra script from Flickr showing up on a couple of the photos. Flickr has once again changed their code for imbedding photos and I'm still working out how to change the HTML so that their logo and photo name doesn't automatically appear in an ugly frame around all of my pictures. WHY FLICKR? WHY? I'm so bummed by their constant upgrades and changes that paying users DO NOT WANT. There is a giant "we hate this new imbed code" comment thread on their site]. Sigh.