Daily Archives: 5 July 2011

So you want to know what to do THIS weekend??

Man. So, Lunenburg is a pretty quiet town, right? That’s something I truly love about it. I love walking into a grocery store and having Bryan say “Hey, Trudi – we’ve got more cucumbers for Mitchell” or when I go to the library “Trudi! Shani’s books are here”. Or how about randomly on the street “You’re Trudi-Jacqui-With-The-Awesome-Hair’s-Mum, right?”. It rocks. I don’t want to be invisible, and I’m not here. Cool. But this weekend? This weekend is jam packed with stuff.

First is the Lunenburg Festival of Crafts. There are incredible artists all there .. in the community centre .. selling all their beautiful wares. An amazing selection of whatever it happens to be that you’r e interested in. You really can’t go and not spend some money .. or at least mourne over the fact that you can’t spend money (that’s kind of where I’m sitting at the moment).

Pardon me? Artsy craftsy really isn’t your style? First, let me say you have NO idea what you’re saying. But then allow me to delve further into Lunenburg’s goings on this upcoming weekend (yup – there’s just enough time for you to plan a trip down – bus it, hitchhike it, shuttle it, bike it .. cyclists get 10% off at Kip & Kaboodle, did you know that? S’truth. Our hostel rocks).

There is also, this very weekend, the Lunenburg Street Festival. Jenna Barry – oooooh, a voice like Irish Cream on a cold winter’s night. And she’s just ONE of the many performers. Slow Cooking Cover, String Fever, Pat Watson, Eilidh & Paul … the list goes on and on. Buskers too, of course. Food, music, art … bargains galore.

Ah … I love where I live. Why don’t you come and get a little taste of it? It’ll melt in your mouth.

Swimming, you say?

Mahone Bay Pool
So I know it: I’ve mentioned a million (okay 3 or 4) of our totally rocking beaches that we have around here. Sandy beaches, castle-building-sand beaches, rocky beaches, beach glass beaches, sand dollar beaches, surfing beaches … we’ve got them all. What I haven’t mentioned, though, is a pool!

It’s true: not everyone always feels like a beach. Sometimes you might feel like swimming somewhere you can be sure there is no seaweed, or hermit crabs, or starfish, or fish, or turtles, or frogs, or anything else that might nibble at your toes or tickle your legs while you swim. And if that’s what you want, we’ve got that too. Both Lunenburg and Mahone Bay have pools, but today I’m going to chat a little bit about the Mahone Bay Pool, as you could probably tell from that photo up top.

The Mahone Bay Pool is perfect. It’s really inexpensive (10 swims for $35, or $4 a day … even cheaper, of course, for those of you who are going to hang around for a long time to purchase a membership – by the week, fortnight, month or season). The water is crystal clear and refreshing. There are shady spots to sit if you don’t want to be in the sun, but lots of sunny spots as well. It’s in a quiet little corner of Mahone Bay so you don’t have traffic noise or lots of people gawking at your jiggly thighs and not-so-freshly-shaven legs in your swimsuit (pardon? Everyone doesn’t have that worry? Sorry, my mistake.)

Anyway, the pool is staffed by the best and friendliest lifeguards around (in my opinion anyway!), and the pool is never so crowded that you can’t escape the more rowdy swimmers, whatever age they might be.

And if, like me, you want to plan a few hours with the pool all to yourself (or yourself and your friends) for an incredibly reasonable price you can rent the pool for two hours with a barbecue to boot, and the fee includes two lifeguards. What more can you ask for, right?

So if you’ve got a hankering for an outdoor swim without the wildlife that sometimes accompanies it, why not head to Mahone Bay Pool. You won’t be sorry.