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Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part VII: Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia

Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part VII: Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia

While travelling in Nova Scotia’s Lunenburg County on our recent trip to the Canadian maritime provinces, my husband and I came across some interesting and notable sights.
The area is scattered with vintage houses, some converted into bed and breakfasts, like the one above, for the comfort of visitors to the area.
anchor
Many residents displayed items more suited to the sea than the soil.
old boat

We saw sculptures depicting people and creatures.
whole sign
A clever sign. (close-ups below)

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atlantic rock
And a rock, painted in a spirit of fun, or is it sarcasm?
fish sign
The Lunenburg power poles were adorned with fish and ships.

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This boardwalk provided a good vantage point for photographing the ocean.
Sadly, it was a dull, rainy morning, and the bad weather cut short our time in Lunenburg County. We must come back here someday to see more of the area.

Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part I: New Brunswick At Last

Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part I: New Brunswick At Last

sign

I had looked forward to this trip for seven months, and finally the time had come. My husband and I were going to eastern Canada to get a sampling of three of the country’s maritime provinces. On June 1, we landed in New Brunswick at the Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport, which is actually located at Dieppe. We were then shuttled off to Shediac, where I was going to have to attend three days of meetings before our real holiday could begin. We were able to take a walk after the first day of meetings and got a taste of this town.
rhododendrons
The rhododendrons were in bloom. Beautiful!
ship on house
Many yards and houses displayed sailing themed decorations.
ship in yard 2
Some trees caught my eye. These, with the trunks twisted together, and another with lips puckered up and ready for a kiss.

We made our way to John Lyons Park.
John Lyons park sign
The grass  was wet, and a little overgrown in some places, as the area had been getting a lot of rain. There was a row of birdhouses near the shore. When I’d near one with a bird in the entrance, the bird would fly to the hole of another birdhouse in the line. I think it was trying to draw me away from the actual birdhouse where it was nesting.
JL park birdhouse
The coastline was a little craggy, yet beautiful. I could have spent a lot more time there, but we had to get back to the hotel, and meet my colleagues for dinner at one of the local Shediac restaurants, Gabriele.
looking out from JL park 2
Our last look at the ocean for today.