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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Last Evening In Sydney ~ August 22nd

Spent the last day in Sydney and area helping Brenda come up with some ideas for the wedding she was shooting the following day.  There are some really pretty and creative spots in her area for shooting.

Nova Scotia also has the pretty little white churches ... love love love these!!!

And beautiful water background to creative some awesome images.

I have seen a few images from this wedding and Brenda did an awesome job. Check out her Facebook Page and Website for her images.

We spent much of the rest of the day hanging out and enjoying one others company and attempting a few things with flashes.  As well as washing clothes, yes very very exciting haha.

Then in the evening we went out for a drive and tried to catch the sunset, which we hadn't been successful at doing!!  Mother Nature was not being cooperative!! haha

But I was happy with what I was able to capture this evening.

Images above were taken within about 15minutes from Brenda's Hostel, definitely not lacking in creative imaging!!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Along the Cabot Trail ~ Margaree Harbour ~ Part 3

Beautiful little fishing village on the Gulf of Lawrence.  There was some great views from the bridge of the village. I love how the little white church glowed in the sunshine!!

You’ll find the descendants of the original Acadian, Irish and Scottish, that have made this their home for almost 200 years, to be a most hospitable people. The peaceful co-existence of this unique blend of Ethnic cultures has led to a colourful mosaic of time-honoured treasures. Some of this rich heritage can be viewed in the various craft and gift shops along the trail. Scottish tartans and weaving, hooked rugs and tapestries, antique toys and models of fishing boats are among the collections you’ll discover. ~ About the Margaree Area

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Along the Cabot Trail ~ The Lone Shieling ~ Part 2

During the summer on the western highlands of Scotalnd, crofters (tenant farmers) grazed their livestock on the hill pastures of clan chieftains.  A shieling sheltered the crofter and often some of this livestock light, would be closed in with peat sods during storms.  On the well swept earthen floor, a blazing peat fire provided heat, light and smoke.  Fragrant pallets of heather or bracken covered the stone bunks.

From the lone shieling of the misty island, mountain divide us, and the waste of the seas - Yet still the blood is strong, the heart is Highland, and we in Dreams behold the Hebrides.

This shieling was erected in accordance with the terms of the will of Professor Donald S. MacIntosh, a Native of Pleasant Bay, Inverness County, who died on July 20th, 1934 and devised to the province of Nova Scotia one hundred acres of land hereabout, expressing the wish “That the Government of the province will maintain a small park at the intervale and will build there a small cabin which will be constructed in the same design or plan as the lone shilling on the Island of Skye, Scotland.”

Links of Interest: This is a neat pretty spot, sheltered by the shade of the trees along side and little creek.

  1. Historic Places
  2. Lone Shieling Heritage Trail ~ Pleasant Bay

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Along the Cabot Trail ~ Entering Cape Breton Highland National Park ~ Part 1

There will be a few posts about the Cabot Trail ... There were many things along the way and I took many photos too!! I hope you enjoy the journey!!

This was the most beautiful and scenic drive I have been on in a long time.  

The sun was in and out of the clouds all day but it made for some very interesting skies and the sun seem to pop out just at the right times.

At the bottom of this hill is Pleasant Bay!!

I am unsure where this was along the way but I think it is very well written.

They will never know the beauty of this place, see the season change, enjoy nature’s chorus. All we enjoy we owe to the Men and Women who lie buried in the earth of foreign lands and in the seven seas. Dedicated to the memory of the Canadians who died overseas in the services of their country and so preserved our heritage.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Prismatic Arts Festival ~ August 24th

This was fun to come across first day in Darmouth .. Free Performance ... Art Market ... Farmer Market and Food!!  What more do you need!! LoL

Good Afternoon hanging out and listening to the lunch at the ferry terminal in Darmouth.

The Prismatic Festival

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Ohh Killdeer!! ~ Correction, Ohh Deer its an Avocet!!

Well, I goofed it is an American Avocet not a Killdeer, LoL :)

Went for a drive today before the downpour started and had a bit of a picnic and just enjoyed being out!!

Came across a big slough with just filled with all sorts of birds one being the American Avocot ... funny looking little creatures!!

There was some really great cloud formations as well today!!

It is rather wet and rainy now, good evening for a good book or movie.  Good Night All!!

Louisbourg Lighthouse

August 19th, 2014

Louisbourg Lighthouse Point

During the 1745 and 1758 sieges the attackers built artillery batteries on Lighthouse point to silence the Island Battery.  This would have allowed warships to enter the harbour for a combined land and sea assault on the town.  The besiegers landed cannon for the batteries at Gunlanding Cove, a kilometre to the left.  The French abandoned a defensive battery built here in 1757 several days after the British landing at Kennigton Cove on 8th of June 1758.

Louisbourg Harbour

Louisbourg’s destiny has been largely shaped by its harbour.  Well-protect, relatively deep and close to the fishing banks, it was the harbour that attracted the French to settle here in the 1700’s.  In the 19th century ice-free Louisbourg became the winter export port for Cape Breton coal.  Today, there are several fish plants in the town, and the harbour is home to both an offshore and an inshore fishery.


An important part of the story of Louisbourg harbour, and of the successful navigation of this coast, is its lighthouses.  Beside the current light, on the top of the hill, are the ruins of two previous lighthouses. One of these was Canada’s first, built by the French and lit in 1734.