The Town of Mahone Bay on Nova Scotia's Southshore seems to have this thing about festivals and it never ceases to amaze me that no matter when I visit, the town is a beehive of activity.
Located on Nova Scotia's South Shore, the Town of Lunenburg has been tied to the sea from its early beginnings in the mid 1700s. For centuries, the town thrived on fishing and shipping. It became known as 'the home of wooden ships and iron men'. Many ships were launched here, none more famous than the fishing schooner Bluenose, a Nova Scotian, and indeed, Canadian icon. The shipwrights who built and maintained the vast fleet of wooden fishing schooners and coastal trading ships also had a hand in the construction of the town itself.
The Bay of Fundy has the highest recorded tide in the world, 16.8 meters or 54.5 feet, although the average is about 14 meters or 45.5 feet. Twice each day 115 billion tones of water flow in and out of the 160-mile long bay.
On Saturday, August 14, I photographed over 1,100 runners of all ages and all shapes and sizes, including my family, as they ran and walked through mud, sand, rock and tidal pools left by the receding Fundy tides on the annual 'Not Since Moses' race.
I'd like to share a few of these photos with you. Hopefully, they will inspire you to get out to see, and perhaps photograph, these things for yourself.
Museums are a way of keeping alive our history and our heritage. In Nova Scotia, where much of Canada's history began over 400 years ago, they form an important link to our past for both residents and visitors alike.
There are many things to see and do on Digby Neck . . . hiking, camping, bird watching and rock hounding to name a few . . . but it is undoubtedly whales that are the biggest attraction.
For anyone with a yearning for outdoor adventure, the southwestern part of Nova Scotia would have to be near the top of your wish list.
One of the great things I like about traveling in Nova Scotia is that so much of the seashore is accessible to the outdoor adventurer.
If you've ever been near Windsor, but haven't stopped for a visit, then a miss is a good as a mile in this Annapolis Valley town where the early bird get the worm and sometimes it rains cats and dogs.