Thursday, July 26, 2012

July 26, 2012

Well, it looks like the nice weather is going missing for a couple days.  I left Halifax this morning to sunny skies, and by 11:00 there was a light rain the rest of the day.  At least it wasn't a deluge like it was on Tuesday.

First planned stop today was Lunenburg, 60 or so miles to the southwest  on the coast.  Along the way, I stopped in Marriott's Cove for gas, and took a couple shots of this pretty little town at the north end of Mahone Bay:

On down the road was Lunenburg, which was having a "Tall Ships" festival.  You can see the number of tall masts that were visible on the harborfront:

The attraction I came for was the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, which was going all-out for the Tall Ships festival.  The museum was interesting, though, with a lot of good information about the Lunenburg area, the fishing industry there, and the shipbuilding industry there.  I thought this was an interesting display showing the construction details for a fishing dory:

They also had an interesting display showing how they made sails:

After visiting Lunenburg, I headed further down the road to Liverpool and the Fort Point Lighthouse Park.  This lighthouse was a little different in that it is at the end of the bay in front of Liverpool, rather that out at the entrance to the harbor.  It was designed to guide ships into the harbor rather than away from hazards outside the harbor.  It wasn't real big, either:

After leaving Liverpool, I headed on down the coast to Yarmouth for the night.  Tomorrow, it's back east along the north shore of Nova Scotia to the big town of Pictou.

Miles today:  233
Total:  3,378