Tag Archives: The Bluenose

’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 …
lunenburg-shopsRose finds some propaganda.

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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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to the sea again … Halifax Harbour

12 Aug


this is us / mark knoppler and Emmylou harris

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Halifax Harbour

Countdown to the Bluenose

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Hotel – Breakfast on deck (so to speak) – Chocolate Lake in background.

On our first day we decide to tour Halifax Harbour
– shops, restaurants, bars, Museums, ships, buskers … etc.

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Halifax Harbour gateway

Halifax Dockyard Clock

Halifax Harbour - The Emigrant statueHalifax Harbour Hopper tour busHalifax Harbour Hopper and Pilot boat

Halifax Harbour The Silva

It’s not the Bluenose, but the Silva with 3 masts will take you for a sail.

Halifax Harbour - The AcadiaHalifax Harbour - The Acadia 2Halifax Harbour - HMCS SackvilleHalifax Harbour - Theodore and HMCS SackvilleHalifax Harbour - Canadian FrigateHalifax Harbour - The Wave 2 Halifax Harbour - The WaveHalifax Harbour - The Bicycle Thief Restaurant sculpture

Halifax Dock

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Halifax Harbour panorama

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Rose at the helm – Acadia

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Halifax Dock

Next: Halifax Maritime Museum

Bluenose II … to the sea again !!

14 Jul

Some people might think that nuthin’ happens up here in Canada
– that we have no passion, no love, no lore …
But oh, they’d be so wrong.
So wrong !


Bluenose – Stan Rogers

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The Bluenose has got it’s new masts installed, fixed it’s rudder, passed it’s Sea Trials, chastised the bureaucrats,
and is ready to sail !!

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Bluenose II to be open for public tours
– THE CANADIAN PRESS
Published July 7, 2015 – 1:47pm

“LUNENBURG, Nova Scotia — The Bluenose II will be available for public tours on Saturday after undergoing a major restoration.

Members of the public will be able to tour the ship after it sails into the harbour in Lunenburg and before it begins offering sailing harbour tours on July 19.

The vessel is a replica of the original Bluenose, the 1921 Grand Banks fishing schooner that won worldwide acclaim for its graceful lines and speed.”

And for being the fastest schooner in the world for 18 years!

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Related image

I didn’t plan on a page for the Bluenose
But it was a fair day … and the wind caught me sail …
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