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’round Lunenburg 2 …

19 Nov


Come Home to the Sea / Mannheim Steamroller


Amazing Grace

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View of the Bluenose from King Street and Bluenose Drive.
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lunenburg-docksideLots of action Lunenburg dockside.
fishermans-memorialRose at the Fisherman’s Memorial – many a sailor claimed by the sea.
lunenburg-hotSome fishing villages used to be dreary.
signs-of-fishSigns of fish – They went thataway!

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Shortcut to the shops …
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Need a compass?

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A foundry turned brewery.

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There are several beautiful old churches around Lunenburg

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Lunenburg Memorial

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Lunenburg Academy

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The Temperance Fountain – “to quench the thirst of the customers and their horses and oxen at the nearby marketplace.

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Another Lunenburg oddity: a piece of the Berlin Wall.

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Bluenose in the bay.

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Lunenburg from the hill.

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’round Lunenburg 1 …

14 Nov


Celtic Circle / Elysium / Loreena McKennitt

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I’m progressively getting my pics up from our week to Nova Scotia – eventually showing our day on the Bluenose schooner. These are a few images of Lunenburg – a beautiful little town.

Wikipedia says: “The historic town was designated a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site in 1995. This designation ensures protection for much of Lunenburg’s unique architecture and civic design, being the best example of planned British colonial settlement in Canada. The historic core of the town is also a National Historic Site of Canada.”

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atlantic-sojourn-bb-lunenburgOur digs in Lunenburg.

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Just like home.

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Life is tuff.

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Celtic Circle of Protection
Never forget where you came from

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A sailors (cowboys) breakfast: simple, tasty … elegant?

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Next door …

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Bluenose Lodge – Likely booked year round.

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After breakfast we head directly to the pier to see if Bluenose is in …

There she is !!!

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Sleek and beautiful.

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Like a dream.

Permission  to come aboard …

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Permission granted!

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Rose at the helm !
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Joy

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In 3 days we’d sail for real …

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Peggy’s Cove … 2

21 Sep


Farewell to Nova Scotia / Catherine McKinnon

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If you Google Peggy’s Cove you’ll be met with about 100 pictures of the famous lighthouse and it’s many moods.

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The sea was not high so there was no danger the day we were there.

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bluenose barpeggys-cove-lighthouse-9bluenose barThen … the fog broke and sun emerged …peggys-cove-lighthouse-10

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Time for a tasty fish burger …

Nova Scotia / Peggy’s Cove …

19 Sep


the last time i saw her / gordon lightfoot

Upon request, I am Posting some more pics of our recent holiday in Nova Scotia trip …

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I had no plans to go to Peggy’s Cove. I was completely focused on my upcoming sail on the Bluenose Schooner. Anything else that happened was just a bonus. But we had a few days on hand … and it was close by.

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Peggy’s Cove was once a quiet little fishing village. Then somebody did a painting …

Probably this guy:

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William E. deGarthe, Artist and resident of Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

William E. deGarthe was pretty good:

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On our way …
It was a foggy, overcast morning with no wind …

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… but it made for a mystical setting.

Next … Peggy’s Cove 2

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