Beautiful Nova Scotian South Shore

Apple Blossom

Last weekend I was on the southern shore of Nova Scotia to photograph the beautiful Luneburg wedding of Jennifer & Sam on Saturday. On Sunday I took my time getting home and drove around the scenic route from Lunenburg to Halifax and took in some of the unique coastal beauty that area is so famous for. Lucky for me all of the apple trees and some of the flowers in the area were in full bloom which added to the colour and beauty.

Bluenose II and Ships in Lunenburg Harbour

Lunenburg Nova Scotia

Early Sunday Morning on the Lunenburg Waterfront

Bluenose II and Wharf in Lunenburg NS

Crew on the Bluenose II

From Lunenburg I headed to a small fishing village called Blue Rocks. There I saw a sleepy little village (It was very early around 8am on a Sunday when I was there). Boats quietly tied in the safety of the harbour. I also met up with an adorable yellow finch who was fasinated by his reflection in an old mirror that hung from the side of a little fishing shack.

Blue Rocks, Lunenburg NSBlue Rocks Fishing Village, Lunenburg NSBlue Rocks Fishing Village, NSBlue Rocks Fishing Village Lunenburg Nova ScotiaYellow Finch admiring his reflection

After leaving Blue Rocks I headed to Mahone Bay where I was greeted by a very gentle old dog who appeared to be the owner of the wharf I stopped at. As soon as I was out of the car she came right over to me to check me out, (I assume to see if I had any treats for her) then wandered off as if to say that I had her permission to wander her wharf and take a few photos. Mahone Bay’s claim to fame is the three churches of different faiths that are built right next door to each other on the side of the harbour.

Old Dog on Wharf at Mahone BayMahone Bay, Nova Scotia

The Three Churches of Mahone Bay

Three Churches of Mahone Bay

After Mahone Bay I then wandered onto Peggy’s Cove where I stopped for a bit of lunch at the Peggy’s Cove Gift Shop and Restaurant. The food was great and the waitress was very friendly and sweet. I watched as the fishermen pulled their lobster traps in off the boat as the lobster season was wrapping up that day according to a tour guide I ran across while taking photos. There is something that intrigues me about fishing villages and the men and women who work on the sea. Maybe it is colours from the boats, ropes and other accoutrements, or perhaps it is how they are a symbol to me of a simpler time in our Maritime past when so many more families depended on the bounty of the sea to make their living. Whatever it is, these villages and everything within them bring me back time and again with my camera to capture the beauty I see there.

Peggy's Cove Nova ScotiaPeggy's Cove Fishing Village, Nova Scotia

Fishermen bringing in their traps, Peggy's Cove NS

End of the Lobster Season

After leaving Peggy’s Cove I hit the highway and headed home once more. It was a beautiful way to end a beautiful trip but my home and my family were waiting for me to return and I was looking forward to a nice warm hug from my husband and my son when I returned.

Bag Piper at the NS tourist information centre

Bag Piper at the tourist information centre, Amherst, NS

If you have never taken the time to travel to the southern shore of Nova Scotia I would highly recommend it. The air is fresh and the natural beauty is breathtaking.

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