Where We Be
|Blue Rocks -- Nova Scotia, Canada
Blue Rocks is the teensy-tiniest fishing village
you'll ever see -- just a few cottages and fishing
shacks on a small lagoon but oh so photogenic.
It's located at the end of a peninsula just a few
miles from Lunenburg. Go early in the morning
or evening for the best light. Not surprisingly
Blue Rocks is also known as one of the best
kayaking spots on Nova Scotia's south shore.
Also worthwhile if you're in the Lunenburg area
is the hike along Hirtle's Beach to Gaff Point.
You begin with a half-hour walk along a wide
stretch of white sand and rolling surf. Then you
reach a wooded trail that leads to Gaff Point, a
124-acre promontory separating an estuary
from a bay. You follow a loop trail through
emerald woods that eventually open up to
rugged coastline and pounding surf. The whole
hike is 4 miles long and thoroughly enjoyable.
|These colors are genuine: the seaweed really is golden here
|Same image as above but with different lighting as the morning sun popped out from behind a cloud
|This funky little fishing shack is the real deal: it hasn't been restored or improved upon...yet.
|I have no idea what this little shack is doing out on the water but it's certainly irresistible to photographers
|We surprised a few deer with our early morning arrival
|On our way to Hirtle's Beach and Gaff Point, we did some serendipitous exploring near estuaries and marshlands
|Hirtle's Beach is a sand and cobble beach some 3 km long. This is the end of the beach closest to the parking area.
|Constant pounding surf has ground all the edges off these rocks
|The best parts of the Gaff Point promontory hike are along the water. The loop
trail is 6.5 km or 4 miles all told from the parking lot (including the beach walk).
|Blue Rocks: too quaint for words