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Jul 10, 2012 - Ovens Natural Park

We started the day with a hike through The Ovens Natural Park which is part of the campground where we stayed. The Ovens was the site of a gold rush in 1861 when gold was discovered in caves along the coast. As a result of the mining, several “caves” were formed into the rock formations and now they offer a cliffside trail for visitors. It’s quite a spectacular sight. After the hike, we traveled the Lighthouse Trail from Lunenburg to Liverpool (Nova Scotia). It was a beautiful drive, but the roads were really bad so we left the Trail at...

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Aug 18, 2011 - Lunenburg, NS

Lunenberg has to be our favorite so far. It's colorful village nestled on steep hills is really a site to see. It was first settled in 1753 by German, French and Swiss colonists. The town was laid out in the "model town" grid like Savannagh, GA and consisted of seven north/south streets and nine east/west streets. Consequently, some of the village's streets go straight uphill. The grade is probably 20% or greater. Wonder what they do in the winter to get up/down these streets?! More than half the buildings in the compact downtown area date...

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Aug 16, 2011 - Day 36 Lunenburg & Peggy's Cove

Today’s sightseeing involved two places at the end of different peninsulas. So we drove about an hour to get to Lunenburg ; then returned up the same route to the second peninsula which led us to Peggy’s Cove. On the way to Lunenburg we went through Mahone Bay which had a beautiful view of three church steeples. If you put the town into Google, you’ll see the churches. When we got close enough to read the names, I found that the middle church is St. Johns ELCA. Not only an ELCA church but the same name as Tracey and Amy’s church in...

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Jun 30, 2011 - Mill, walk and Bluenose II

We started our day by visiting the Barrington Woolen Mill Museum in Bridgewater. Although small the mill was a business back in the late 1800s when fishermen needed warm, durable wool clothing. The mill was powered by a water turbine on a local stream. Mr Barrington the owner of the mill operated the mill slightly differently to other mills in the area in that the wool brought in by individual farmers was clearly marked and kept separate through all the processes. This resulted in what the farmer got back in the end was all he brought in...

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Jun 29, 2011 - Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

After driving to Lunenburg, setting up, and eating lunch we carpooled to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. As you know I am not really a museum person, also not a boat person. The museum is huge and included boats and fishing stuff. We got a guided tour. Visited a Tidal Tank where you can touch. We also saw a moving on the Bluenose which is a boat the Canadians are really proud of. It is a racing boat that was undefeated in the 30' and 40's. The weather as you can see in the pictures was very foggy.

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Jun 28, 2011 - Enjoying the sun in Lunenburg

We arrived in Luenburg just after lunch. It was a glorious day so we wandered down to the harbour. Although Mi'kmaq and Acadians had long resided in the area, the first formal colonization of Lunenburg began in June 1753 when a group of German, Swiss and Monbéliard French immigrants, called "Foreign Protestants" were settled here to strengthen the British presence in Nova Scotia. This was the first British Colonial settlement in Nova Scotia outside Halifax. The development of the town was based on a formal grid of streets and blocks, each...

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Aug 11, 2010 - south shore, nova scotia

Greetings, We are still on the south shore of Nova Scotia, near the town of Lunenburg- a world heritage site. The narrow streets, brightly painted buildings and crystal blue water make it picture perfect. The best view is from the luscious green golf course. Further down SE is a tiny fishing village called Blue Rocks that is a photographers dream. Rustic weatherworn fishing sheds and old fishing boats line the shoreline. Mahoney Bay and Chester are two other nearby fishing villages. Mahoney Bay is considered one of the most beautiful...

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Jul 24, 2010 - Lunenburg, NS - Lunenburg Board of Trade Campground

It was a quick 81 miles from Shelburne to Lunenburg today. We had good roads except for the last 15 miles when we got off the big highway and got on coastal 3 again. We are staying at the Lunenburg Board of Trade Campground which is run by the Visitor's Center in Lunenburg. It is a normal RV Park for up here but we do have full hookups (with sewer on the opposite side of the coach as electric and water for some reason), decent cell coverage and a straight shot to the satellite. After setting up we made a trip into downtown and explored the...

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Jul 23, 2010 - Lunenburg Visit

Today we took Vickie and Sammy to visit Lunenburg. We took the scenic lighthouse route and saw several lighthouses. We had lunch at Big Red's where Sammy got to visit the jail. We drove around the bay and let Vickie & Sammy take pictures, then we stopped for a bit of shopping. We also visited Mahone Bay. It is known for the three beautiful old churches. We drove around the bay so we could zoom in on a view of all three. It was an awesome drive and we all had a great day. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story.

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Jul 21, 2010 - Lunenburg

On the 21st, we drove for almost two hours, from Bridgetown to Lunenburg. We parked at a small town-owned RV park, within walking distance of the downtown area. The first thing we did was find the dog food store Clark had found on line. That was interesting. When we walked in, I wasn’t sure we were talking to a very effeminate man or a very masculine woman. It turned out to be the latter. Her first comment was about C.J.’s eyes. “He has such beautiful eyes, heh?” She kept going on and on about how beautiful C.J. is and I know it was...

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Jul 7, 2010 - Lunenburg & Dinner

We had another wonderful day visiting the town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. This is one of the coolest towns we have ever visited. The historic town was designated a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site in 1995. This designation ensures protection for much of Lunenburg's unique architecture and civic design, being the best example of planned British colonial settlement in North America. Houses, businesses, churches and public buildings from the late 1700s and early 1800s are still being...

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Jul 1, 2010 - Canada Day in Lunenburg

Canada Day in Lunenburg...imagine. We had our breakfast in th diningroom again this m at 8:30 and today Chef Bob Higgins decidied to make smoked salmon on toast covered with a cream sauce of some type. This came with a large dessert dish filled with Canteloupe Mousse. I was hungry and didn't want to be rude so even ate the canteloupe mousse believe it or not. However, my stomach has been a bit queasy all day and i am sure the start had something to do with it. Yesterday was smoked salmon quiche. I eagerly anticipate what his next concoction...

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