Sunday, June 12, 2011

A trip to Shelburne

On Saturday we headed off early (an unusual thing for us!) and took a road trip down to Shelburne. I have a soft spot for Shelburne...I think because we looked at a home there on our first Nova Scotia house hunting trip. The excuse was to attend an auction, but we didn't stay there long. After a brief stop at the auction, we walked down to the water front. John stopped to talk to someone who had a totally restored 1937 Ford Truck in his driveway....he had a conversation (there and back) with the owner and another man. It was a beautiful truck, but I get excited about things like this instead:
I love the old buildings on the Shelburne water front
Show me a ratty tatty old building...doors...windows...and I am charmed beyond words.
Part of the Shelburne Dory Museum

Me and the girls at the Shelburne water front
From Shelburne, we headed to Cape Sable Island...stopped at Barrington Passage at a little teeny place and had absolutely scrumptious fish and chips. After a quick tour of the Island, we headed back to Shelburne on the Lighthouse Route. Just outside of Shelburne, we stopped at a "new to us" beach...Sand Hills Beach...and let the girls have a bit of exercise.
A new discovery - Sand Hills Beach


John and the girls....Look at that stretch of sand!

Riley doing what she does best....torturing Mulligan!
We often take roads just because we have never been down them before...you never know what you will discover. Not much on this road until you get to the end...
You never know what you'll find on the back roads of Nova Scotia
And...voila....another gorgeous beach. But this one was probably far less travelled on.
Another gorgeous beach...found at the end of Blanche Road
Back up the road to the Lighthouse Route, and another side trip into Lockeport. On our first official house hunting trip in Nova Scotia, we also viewed a home in Lockeport. It is a charming town, and has a beautiful beach, but in hindsight it was a good decision for us not to buy there.

It was getting late in the day, so we jumped on the "big highway" and headed back home. And once again I think to myself that I must be the luckiest woman in the world.

5 comments:

martha brown said...

Yes, I think that you are the luckiest woman in the world. Your beaches are beautiful. I hope to come back soon... it's been a few years...

TeresaA said...

I, for one, am glad that you did not buy in Shelburne or Lockeport. But both are lovely to visit. I'll have to check out those beaches.

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

lovely beaches and i love old buildings too. they have so much character and seem to have such interesting stories within their walls and through their windows. xo!

Loth said...

Sigh. Lovely post, and all the better because we will be staying in Lockeport for a whole week in just 4 WEEKS TIME!!! Can't wait. (PS I love Shelburne too)

Sybil said...

It is amazing the things you find at the ends of non-descript side roads in Nova Scotia.

I have had so many wonderful adventures here ...