Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
17-19 July, 2016Fort Cumberland to Lunenburg is three hours, so with our stop at Fort Cumberland, it stretched our driving day of 432kms until about 4pm. We hadn’t done any Walmart stopovers since coming into Canada, but decided to stop in Bridgewater with the intent of moving onto an RV park the next day. We asked the manager if it was okay to stay, of course he said. The next morning a police car stopped by our trailer and then we hear a knock on our door. O oh. Lindsay opens the door and invites Mr Policeman in, does he want a cup of tea? No, thank you. It seems there was a robbery overnight and some Honda generator’s had been stolen. Ours was purring away just outside the door. He had noticed it was the same brand. I’m still not sure if he thought ours was part of the stolen bounty or if he thought we might be in danger of losing it. If it was the former, I have a scan of the receipt from Campingworld but he didn't ask. I told him that I had come to photograph the waterfront down in Lunenburg and he asked if I was going to do it from the golf course. I had just been looking at Google maps c/- Walmart’s free wifi and had come to the same conclusion, but it was good to hear it confirmed. We had a bit of a chat about things in general and he went on his way. Nice guy, it's a pity more policemen aren't like him.
|The full panorama of the waterfront|
Lunenburg was about half an hour away. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a pretty seaside town, where people have really taken pride in their properties and painted them in all sorts of colours, emphasizing the moldings, windows and doors in a contrasting colour. Even the church is a striking sight in black and white.
|Strong contrasting colours|
Our friend Debbie from Vancouver Island had told us that her cousin lived down the coast in Broad Cove. So we thought it would be a good idea to combine a coastal drive and going to meet her at their coffee shop. Unfortunately they are closed on Mondays so we didn't get to meet them, but it was a nice drive anyway.
|Lots of lovely little coves|
|and fishing boats|
|Sometimes it's better to concentrate on a small section|
|Lots of fish|
|Lovely little shops|
|Many of the flowers are annuals as it does snow here|
Bridgewater Walmart - we never ended up moving!