Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia / Adventure Caravans Day 21 & 22

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a fishing village, well it was: tourism is #1 now. There are still some active fishing, mostly scallops, shrimp, and lobster.

Lunenburg is nothing if not colorful. It seems that everyone paints in a slightly different color.

Ironworks does not make iron. It make wine and spirits.

The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

I don't know who Teresa E Connor was but she had a nice schooner.

You can see where Lunenburg is on this relief map. The blue-green arrows show the cold water stream coming from the North Atlantic and the red arrows represent the Gulf Stream's warmer water. The white area is the "shelf" that is no more the several hundred feet deep and where all of the fishing takes place. The Atlantic Ocean falls off miles deep at the blue area.

Large fishing schooners used these smaller boats to do the actual fishing.

A hurricane in August 1926 sank dozens of boats and thousands of people, many form Lunenburg.

"Rum running" was a big business during Prohibition. Canada had its' own prohibition.

Whale ribs. Carolina Barbecue, in New Ellenton, South Carolina could have really made a feast with these.

Scallops open their mouths when picked up. 

About 5 miles from Lunenburg is an area known as "Blue Rocks".
This bewitching coast line is dotted with small fishing shacks and charming houses. 

A seagull rests on one of the blue rocks.

The owner of this house has a million dollar view over the blue rocks and onto the Atlantic. As we approached her yard she came down to greet us. How sweet that was. She lives most of the year in Halifax. 

A kayaking business at the end of the Blue Rocks Road.

Back in Lunenburg.

The Bluenose was a renowned sailing schooner that won many a trophy in the schooner racing world.

A still active fishing business. We saw many Adams and Knickles
in the list of those who perished at sea during the 1926 hurricane.

It seems that any combination of color is acceptable. 

See below.

On the right is a Canadian $1 coin referred to as a "loonie". On the left, a "toonie", a $2 coin.
The actual color of the toonie is gold in the center and silver around that.

Large Marge was not available for photos.

The War Memorial Park

Taken in honor of our darling daughter-in-law, Jenny. We'll see now if she reads our blog.

This photo doesn't show it well but the streets going toward the water are quite steep.

A Black and White of the Blue Rocks.

Well we enjoyed Lunenburg as we have enjoyed all of Quebec, Gaspe, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. What a trip this has been!

Next stop Halifax.

Ciao,  Frank.

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