Yesterday, we took a driving tour of part of Nova Scotia near where we’re staying on St. Margaret’s Bay. Here are some of the sights along the way.
Maybe we need an owl for our yard art collection in Benson.
How about a brass sailboat weathervane?
We had a delightful lunch in perfect weather on the balcony of the Savvy Sailor in Lunenburg.
Jerry Avis (in front of Don) is a very active 80-year-old who has been serving as our personal tour guide. He’s lived in Nova Scotia for most of his life, so he has a wealth of knowledge of the area.
Many buildings are painted bright colors. Red is very popular, as is blue. But we’ve seen bright green, many shades of yellow, orange, purple, etc.
We want to return to visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, seen below.
In this view from the opposite side of the bay, our restaurant can be seen just to the left of the bright green building.
Even the boats/ships are painted bright colors.
Later, Jerry invited us over to meet his neighbors and we enjoyed a nice visit for happy hour on their deck.
He has a nice deck and garden at his trailer next door. This is his home during the summers. He travels during winters, spending most of the time in Yuma, AZ.
Jerry has traveled all over the world with his beautiful Honda Gold Wing, with over 300,000 miles on the odometer.
Today, Don and I finally got the new Sea Eagle kayak in the water! I didn’t get any pictures of it, but here are a few pics of the area we paddled.
We like the way the boat tracks straight, the seats are comfortable, and it was easy to get in and out of it in shallow water. It doesn’t seem as tippy as our hard-sided kayaks. We need more practice in packing it up, but we are overall very happy with the two-person kayak. And we’re looking forward to lots more kayaking in this beautiful area!
Be sure to look at Susie & Denny’s blog as she took different pictures and has a different perspective, plus coverage of today’s outing.
Finally, Happy Canada Day! We enjoy traveling in this beautiful country.