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Exploring Nova Scotia in the Fall

Updated: May 28, 2023

Home of a world famous boat, lighthouse and delicious apples!


My sis-in-law and her family were living in Nova Scotia for a couple of years, so of course we went to visit and did a bit of exploring while we were there!


Annapolis Valley


We went to Annapolis Valley and picked apples and pears with Jacob, our nephew. I think he had fun, what do you think?


Picking Apples in Annapolis Valley
Picking Apples

Annapolis Valley in the fall is quite beautiful. It is formed by a trough between two parallel mountain ranges along the shore of the Bay of Fundy and is 126km in length and rises over 260 metres at its highest elevation. The shelter provided by these two mountainous ridges has produced a "micro climate" which provides relatively mild temperatures for the region and, coupled with the fertile glacial sedimentary soils on the valley floor, the region is conducive to growing vegetable and fruit crops.


Annapolis Valley in the Fall
Annapolis Valley in the Fall - You can see someone is trying to propose to someone names Lise if you look closely

Particularly famous for its apple crop, the valley hosts in excess of 1,000 farms of various types, the majority being relatively small family-owned operations.


And we saw a HUGE pumpkin. Ok, maybe it wasn't real...


Giant Pumpkin
Giant Pumpkin - Is it real or not?

Lunenburg


Lunenburg and Bluenose II
Lunenburg and Bluenose II

And of course we had to visit the Bluenose in Lunenburg. You know it…it is depicted on the tails side of the Canadian dime! Built in 1963, Bluenose II is an exact replica of the famed schooner Bluenose, which became a national icon when she raced undefeated for the International Fishermen’s Cup. Her namesake remains a symbol of the Grand Banks fishery, shipbuilding excellence and the seafaring history of the region.


Bluenose II
Bluenose II

And did you know that Old Town Lunenburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site? There are quite a variety of historic Victorian houses in Lunenburg, so of course I took some photos. Years later a friend was showing us some photos of her grandparents house in Lunenburg and I said "I have a photo of that house!" it had been about 4 years since I had even looked at the photos I had taken, but I remembered it, even though it was painted a different colour!


Famous House in Lunenburg
Famous House in Lunenburg

The house had been used in the 1972 film "Happy Mother's Day, Love George", starring Bobby Darin, Cloris Leachman, and Ronny Howard - yes that Ron Howard (Opie) from the Andy Griffith Show and (Richie Cunningham) Happy Days!


Peggy’s Cove


We went to Peggy's Cove of course, where I took many pictures of the Lighthouse...one of my favourite subjects. This famous iconic lighthouse is located in the quaint fishing village of Peggy’s Cove along the South Shore of Nova Scotia and was built in 1915.


Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

Peggy’s Cove is famed for its picturesque and typically East-Coast profile, with houses perched along a narrow inlet and on wave-washed boulders facing the Atlantic. Although this unique environment has been designated a preservation area, it is still an active fishing community.


Ocean Spray at Peggy's Cove
Ocean Spray at Peggy's Cove

Closeup of Ocean Spray
Closeup of Ocean Spray

I went on to paint that lighthouse and actually won Best in Show for that painting "Beckoning", adjudicated by Ed Roche. Have a look at my original photo and the award winning painting of it!


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