Monday, June 20, 2011

Barriington, Lunenburg, and Peggy's Cove. Nova Scotia

We are covering so much of Nova Scotia quickly since we are moving everyday. Hopefully we can find a place to stay a few nights and recharge our batteries. This blog is dedicated to the South Shore of Nova Scotia – Barrington, Lunenburg, and Peggy’s Cove.

We stayed at the visitor’s center of Barrington. If you look close at the picture you can see that Barrington is the lobster capital of Canada. We had to stop here! But when we started looking for a local fisherman who would sell us lobster, we found out that lobster season (in this area) was over May 31. We were not discouraged – we found several seafood processing plants and one sold us 6 lobsters for less than $5 per pound. Of course we had to come home and cook them and then clean them right away since the rain had let up for awhile. Bernita does not eat lobster so it was Dean, Ron and I picked away. We had lobster for 3 days. And we also found a local fisherman on the side of the road in Bridgewater who was selling haddock. We are having a seafood feast up here!

After Barrington we drove a short distance to Western Shores and a boondocking spot across the street from the ocean and next to a fire station. It rained most of the time we were here. We didn’t let the rain stop us from going to Lunenburg. What a charming fishing village. This town is known for boat making and its colorful houses. We took a tour of the restoration of the Blunose – a fishing boat that is now an ambassador for Lunenburg but in the old days raced and won a lot of trophies. We also went into an old blacksmith shop, which had been converted into a distillery for liqueur.

We left Western Shores on Thursday and drove Hwy 333 around to Whites Lake and boondocked at a pullout by a lake. It was a pretty setting but the highway was very busy since Halifax was only a short distance away. From this location we drove back to Peggy’s Cove. This is the most photographed town in Canada and it beautiful. It is a small fishing village perched on rocks with a lighthouse. There are lots of tourist in this town but very few locals (30). We also visited the 1998 Swissair Memorial outside of town.

After a noisy night at Whites Lake we drove the short distance to Halifax and staying at a shopping mall in downtown.

2 comments: said...

Great pictures! And yes, the lobster's quite a steal when you get it direct from the source, isn't it? We're glad our province could play a host to your adventures, happy and safe travels!

- Jordy

Chuck and Jan Moore said...

Enjoying all of your pictures and reading about what you're seeing. And the lobster sounds wonderful!!!!! Hugs to all, C&J