Nova Scotia

Chester, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg

So far, Nova Scotia is my favourite — beautiful old towns on the ocean.

We’re staying at Graves Island Provincial Park and our campsite is surrounded by sea.

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Graves Island is in Chester, a picturesque little village with cafes that serve good coffee.  Also, there is the Lido saltwater swimming pool that is FREE.

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And on Tuesdays, they have concerts in the park, featuring the music of the Maritimes.IMG_20150714_183014002

 

We passed through Mahone Bay, another beautiful though more touristy little town.IMG_20150714_172346383

 

Then, on to Lunenburg, historic fishing village and home of the Bluenose. We went to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.

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And, learned about the Bluenose, the schooner featured on Canada’s dime.  Unfortunately, it is in Halifax at the moment.  Hopefully, we’ll see it today.

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This is it’s original wheel cover.

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And, thanks to my dad, here is some info. about the Bluenose II.

http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/mobile/bluenose-ii-makes-first-public-sailing-after-restoration-1.2465684

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