It was overcast and chilly when we left Halifax and headed west down the South Shore region of Nova Scotia. Karen loves sunsets and I’d reserved a perfect perch atop ferocious cliffs on the Acadian Shores. We had many miles to travel and I held hope for clearing skies.
Our first stop was Old Town Lunenburg, another UNESCO site. Established in 1753 historic character emanated from the brightly colored structures along steep and narrow streets.
Lunenburg’s venerable wharves were home to historic ships, an established fishing fleet and private yachts.
The Ft. Point lighthouse in Liverpool is the third oldest in Nova Scotia. My curiosity was aroused by brochures that praised its, “distinctive hunchbacked style.” Also, I could sound the hand-cranked fog horn in the tower for a small fee. It was closed when we arrived, so no tooting.
Ray, a musician we met at the Split Crow in Halifax, suggested we stop at The White Point Resort for lunch. It was situated about halfway to Yarmouth and Ray loved the food at The Shanty Cafe when he played at their lodge. Surf was up and we enjoyed this view from our table as much as the fish tacos.
We were ready for a walking tour when we got to Yarmouth and picked up a guide to the nearly 200 refurbished sea captain’s and ship builder’s homes from the early 1800s. Yarmouth’s ship building era was profitable indeed.
Cape Forchu Lightstation has been the “Beacon to Canada” for 176 years. We worked up an appetite hiking the trails through the weather mangled granite the light sits atop. We picked up a “chocolate eruption” dessert at Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant after a nice fish dinner and headed for our B&B in Mavillette.
Carol welcomed us with warm hugs upon arrival at La Maison D′amitie′, B&B. The 13-year-old “House of Friendship” sits high above the sea mere steps from the edge of a jagged precipice.
The sky was clear and crisp. We would have awesome seats for what promised to be a spectacular sunset on Carol’s deck.
The sunset was truly awe inspiring!
After the sun sank from site into the Atlantic, we paired our Luckett red wine with Rudder’s chocolate eruption dessert and settled in on the deck to reflect on our day. Carol swaddled us in plush blankets to ward off the night’s chill before she turned in. A perfect ending to another fun day.