Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Nova Scotia

The last few days of my birthday trip were spent in Nova Scotia. We hadn't realized how large these three Provinces are and how much time we were going to spend driving!

Mark wanted to play disc golf in New Brunswick before heading into Nova Scotia so we packed up and headed to a nearby disc golf course. We then drove into Nova Scotia to another disc golf course. That took up most of the day!

We arrived at our cabin late that afternoon. It's in a little town called Mavillette.

We had time for dinner and a short walk to the beach before it got dark.

One big chair!!

The tide is in.

The next day we headed down to Yarmouth to spend the day. Our first stop was the Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum. Normally the entry fee is $3 but for some reason, nobody seemed to know why, all museums were free today.

The museum houses a collection of artifacts from companies owned by the late W. Laurence Sweeney. The museum tells the history of Yarmouth's fishing industry. It's a great museum with five reproduced buildings and a 100 foot wharf.

We had been seeing lots of advertisements for the Living Wharves. Their advertisement stated:

"Experience a demonstration on a working lobster boat docked at various wharves around the Yarmouth area. Set a trap, hold and band a lobster, and splice some rope to help with the next day’s catch. Finish your day at our Savour the Sea experience, and enjoy some of our region’s freshest seafood with a beach side lobster boil."

We headed down to the Wedgeport fishing peer where the Living Wharves was supposed to be set up for the day.

We came across another museum, this one very small, called the Wedgeport Tuna Fishing Museum. This was a nice museum but there wasn't a lot to see.

We then started looking for the Living Wharves set up. You've heard the saying "advertising pays"? Well, it sure fooled us. This is what we found.

Though not exactly (or at all) as advertised, it did turn out to be interesting. The gentleman in the above picture was not very informative but it didn't take long before a woman showed up. She was very entertaining and had lots of great stories to tell as she showed us the various items they had brought. Mark and I were the only people there.

This lethal looking object is used to splice rope.

It looked like very hard work.

Mark got to find out first hand what it feels like to be a lobster.

 How to band a lobster claw.

We spent the day having lunch, visiting various beaches and sightseeing. By the time we got back to the cabin that evening it was low tide. Hundreds of yards of sandy beach are exposed every 12 hours.

View back towards our cabin

Of course we picked up a few rocks to take back home with us!

I always have to get a sand writing picture.

I did find a few magnets to purchase.

Next time:  A really fun ride to the border.


  1. That was one big chair! How'd you get in? Looks like you had a great birthday trip.

    1. There are stairs going up the right side.

  2. Looks like a fun trip. I suppose the disc golf hole lengths are in meters?

  3. Yep. Good thing Mark knows metric.