School on a hill. The grandest building in town. Built in the 1880's for the sum of 35,000. Still in use as far as we could tell.
We made it to The Ovens this year. The history of the area began with a six year gold rush and this tunnel to the natural cave is a result of the mining. Gave us a glimpse of the natural cave at sea level.
Who is Tucker? After descending into the nine shaft you can see ocean waves entering through the sea cave opening. Several seconds later a splash or slop and boom resounds as the wave meets wall deep within the tunnel.
Taking it easy today. The well groomed and safe cliff walkways were welcome. If we had to scrambling over tough terrain we probably would have stayed in the car this morning. Had just a wee to much scotch at the inn last night.
This stairway was built in the 50's and reminds us of many family natural wonder parks of our past. The BOOM of the water hitting the far end of this cave really does sound like a cannon. There must be a long line here in high-tourist season.
We didn't see any boat tours but they are available. Probably the best way to appreciate the site.
Rosanne peeks out from the ledge in Cannon Cave.
The caves appear to extend deeply in the cliff. No helpful Canadian Park guides here to tell us HOW deep. Not about to jump in to find out. Here comes a wave......BOOM boom!
Headed for N.J.. The size of our car curbs the size of our take-home loot. Hope there's no bait left in that trap!
Public beach donated by former residents. Thanks for the mile of sand and surf! Just us and the gulls today.
Back to Lunenberg. Out from under the weather.
For tall musicians? This bandstand is built into the side of a steep hill. The roof was built high to afford everyone a view.
Schooner fine dining. The Teresa E. Connor was used as a fishing vessel until 1963, when the captain could not find enough crew for a hard season of work. Maybe the menu of fish heads and pea soup had something to do with it.
The Teresa E. Connor is one of the vessels currently being restored at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.
Comparing dining rooms. This modern fishing trawler was attended by a retired 30 year veteran fisherman. He assured us he was part of the living museum.
Hangovers gone with the clouds.
Dave takes a moment to try to predict the weather. I think he resembles a beached starfish. Nova Scotia weather: just drive to the next village and it'll be different.
Have got to mention it. Besides its maritime history, the local builders had fun.
Deck view from the Boscawen Inn.
Watch the dark clouds recede. Yup, we are on route to the next village.
On our way to dinner. Crowds of summer are gone. Reservations no problem. Getting chilly.
The church at Indian Point. I think it's one of the few churchs we've photographed this trip, although we've passed hundreds. It will be a photographers paradise when all phone and electric lines are buried out of sight.
A restaurant with it's own lighthearted theme and menu. Pimms too!