Woah – Slow Down There, Horsey

There are still lots of festivals that I’m going to be writing about, but I’m really getting way ahead of myself, and this coming weekend is such a big one with the Pirates & Mermaids it really doesn’t feel right to talk about any other festivals. So I’m just going to take a brief hiatus and dip my toes into the sea of live theatre.

This is going to take us to three different communities within the Bluenose Coast/Lighthouse Route that I love so madly. It seems I should start closest to home, in Lunenburg, but instead I’ll move from Halifax down the coast. Please understand that there are plenty of live stage performances throughout the South Shore, and this listing of three which will follow are by no means your only opportunity to enjoy some truly excellent live theatre.

So let’s just plunge in (I know – I said I was only going to dip my toes in, but it’s so intoxicating I can’t help myself .. I need to be fully submerged … I’m apparently quite susceptible to the sirens’ cry — good thing I didn’t follow my Faroese grandfather’s footsteps and captain a fishing ship, hey?).

Right. Full submersion here we go: the first stop we’ll make on my theatrical journey along the Bluenose Coast is the Hamlet of Chester. Just the name, right? It’s one of those things: the Hamlet of Chester. Sounds magical, quaint. The hamlet is, in fact, beyond quaint. One things that makes it great is the Kiwi Cafe – Linda Flinn is the world’s best and she stems from New Zealand (have to put in a plug for a fellow Kiwi!). Her food is absolutely fantastic and so is her Cafe. You’ll need to stop there, no denying it. And directly across the street is The Chester Playhouse. There are shows here all year round, and the variety of shows is incredible. Amateur to professional, music, dance, theatre, film .. the list, as many of my lists seem to do, goes on & on. Among the performances this summer are: You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown; Stripes, the Mystery Circus; Guys & Dolls Jr., The Vestibule of Heaven (film); Deep Water (film); Andrew White (music); 25th Anniversary Cabaret of Music, Theatre, Dance and more …. wherever it is your live arts bone lies you’ll certainly find something at the Chester Playhouse this summer to tickle it.

Our next stop will be just up the road from our hostel, in Lunenburg. The Pearl Theatre too hosts many different live performances of all shapes and sizes. The theatre itself is a bit smaller than the Playhouse, but the performances will fill your soul just as much. It is located within HB Studios (one of the gems in Lunenburg’s Crown … but we’ll talk about that another day … okay, all you gamers? Yes, Gamers. Google it. You’ll see what I’m talkin’ ’bout.) and the performances are changing all the time. There are usually one or two biggies in the summer, and of course it is used extensively for the Folk Harbour Festival and many of the other musical events hosted in Lunenburg. Boxwood Festival is using it as well.

Our final stop will take us into Liverpool and BOY can I chat about Liverpool, because there’s lots there do see and do (..did someone say Outhouse Museum? Oh yes. They sure did.). Nestled in Liverpool is The Astor Theatre which has, not only many live performances throughout the year, but also a regular film schedule. Harry Potter Part 7 Part 2 is even showing there, so it’s not just obscure films not everyone is interested in. But every Wednesday night there are films which are not shown in every massive movie theatre in the world … it’s when you get to see some of the less commercialised movies which always end up being the ones to sneak in the backdoor at those big film awards and snatch the Oscars from the big budget bugaboos. (I don’t even know what that is – a big budget bugaboo .. it just sounds right and hopefully portrays the slight snear I am intending when I talk about those big budget .. well .. bugaboos.)

So my kids are pestering me for the computer, so I’d better stop talking to you. I hope I’ve peaked your interest a bit … there is so much down here for you to come and experience, but it isn’t just the big drawing cards which are worth a visit. Good things come in small packages. They really do. And these three small packages are far and away better than the biggest present under the tree on Christmas morning.

numerus quattuor: Zee Beeg Exe

… less of a festival, and more of a right of passage, the South Shore Exhibition is something I have heard people talk about since I was a child. I went to Camp Mush-A-Mush for a week each summer, and all the kids from down Lunenburg way all talked about The Big Ex and it sounded so exotic.

Now that I live here it is a yearly tradition for me and my children. The six day event is packed chock full of every kind of country fun you can possibly imagine. Starting with a big street parade on Tuesday (yikes! today!!) at 6pm (hey: and this parade? It gives out free candy .. yahoo! Who (but a like-minded parent) doesn’t want loads of free candy?

But that’s not all. Oh no, that’s not all at all. Live music up the ying yang; barrel races; strong man competition; oxen and horse pulls; steer riding rodeo; oh my heavens there’s even more! There’s the small petting barn; the 4H barn where you can view loads of animals and projects prepared or reared (depending on what you’re looking at) by local kids. [Our eldest daughter, Shani, won first prize last year for a papier mache bowl she made. She's not entering this year, but there are loads of other kids entering their beautiful projects and they're well worth seeing.] But wait! There is still more!!! Dora the Explorer is apparently coming to visit. And there’s still the rides .. oh my, who can forget the rides? All the awesome rides with the game guys trying to get you to spend your money on games which ‘ga-run-tee a winnah every time’. There’s snow cones, popcorn, ice cream, pizza, hotdog & fries, cowboy hats, craft tables .. on and on and on. It’s something unlike any of the big city events you’ve been to, and I politely suggest you stop by and check things out. From our little hostel it is only a 20 minute drive — and if you don’t choose backpacking as a place to lay your head at night (but if you don’t .. why don’t you? Check it out – sleep in total comfort with good people for very little money) there are plenty of other choices for accommodation down here in Mahone Bay and Lunenburg.

Come one, come all .. you’ll have the time of your life …. or at least the time of your visit to Nova Scotia.

nummar tríggir — Pirates Arrrrrr!

So it’s been ages. I had this great blog done all about the most awesome Pirate Festival coming up in Mahone Bay .. and then I had to rush off with the kids and my husband deleted it all! Arrrrgh! So I felt totally dejected and walked away. But I guess I’m an adult, so I’d better just jump back on board here, right?

As I had mentioned in the past, there was once a Wooden Boat Festival in Mahone Bay. Over the past few years it has had a couple changes, first to the Classic Boat Festival, and then to the Pirate Festival & Regatta. I believe I also mentioned how incredibly, undeniably appropriate a pirate festival was for Mahone Bay. Why? Where can I even begin? Legends of pirate treasure abound in this neck of the woods (this leg of the ocean?) .. Oak Island where people still to this day are looking for hidden treasure. A convaluted story starting with an American Privateer ship named The Teazer which was captured by the Brits in 1812, the Captain took an oath to never again bear arms against the King to save his neck (literally) and returned to the US of A .. only to receive another letter of mark in 1813 to recommence his privateering days. (the life of a pirate ♪) She was instantly successful and therefore instantly sought out by the Brits. On her last attempt to flee the Brits she sailed into our little piece of heaven, attempting to use the many islands of Mahone Bay as cover .. alas, it didn’t work and before the ship could be capture the captain caught his ship on fire and the day ended with an incredibly dramatic explosion from all the munitions aboard. Wow. The ship still haunts the harbour, and part of the festival is the reinactment of the Young Teazer’s final journey ……….. although instead of munitions the light fireworks instead, which makes for a very happy ending indeed. Goodness I could go on and on, but let’s just leave it at this: Mahone Bay is, quite simple, The Perfect Setting for a festival involving pirates.

There is so much jam-packed into this weekend, and it is this very weekend. The one coming up. (Ahh! I’m so excited! I love this festival!!) You’ve got to be here. You just do. There are boat races, crafts for kids, pirates all though town (under strict contact NOT to do any pillaging or .. uh .. other things pirates are so famous for). And that’s not all. Mermaids. Does the thought of a mermaid make your imagination start to sing they way it does mine? Mr. Langille, across the road from us, he has mermaids in his pond and my kids often watch him when he goes to feed them. But they’re rather shy mermaids. A real mermaid is coming to the Pirate Festival, and she’s going to make every child’s day. Raina, the mermaid, will be visiting our fine shores, and surely you can’t miss that. I’ve seen the foam on the ocean, which my grandmother (from the Faroe Islands) always told me came from mermaids once they had died. But never have I had a chance to meet a real one. There’s no way anyone can keep me away … surely you won’t stay away either.

Come to Mahone Bay and experience what is perhaps the most awesome festival of the summer … it’s a very close tie between this and the Folk Harbour Festival coming up in August in Lunenburg.

Music makes my heart beat, but pirates & mermaids make it sing …

Idadi Mbili

So, Festivals hey? There are one or two happening here. If I take 25 seconds to think I’ll come up with a dozen or so.

For many, many years Mahone Bay hosted the Wooden Boat Festival. In 2006 they decided to change the name to the Mahone Bay Classic Boat Festival to “better reflect the community’s seacoast heritage”. Finally (finally? We don’t know yet I guess) it changed its name once more, in 2010 to the Mahone Bay Pirate Festival. How fitting! A great idea, I reckon, but I’ll be chatting about that more on another day.

In 2011 Lunenburg picked up where Mahone Bay left off, and they are hosting the Lunenburg Wooden Boat Reunion on 23 & 24 July, 2011. And how remarkably fitting, with three (count them: one, two, three) wooden boats currently being built on the Lunenburg waterfront!

With the Bluenose II rebuild happening in the background, you will have the opportunity to watch traditional sloops and schooners race … to watch the parade of sail … board several of the schooners … meet the skippers … incredible, right? But wait: there’s more!

The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is one of the major sponsors of this event (the “key” sponsor, I do believe), and they are turning it from an incredible event to a spectacular one, providing musical entertainment, storytelling, children’s activities, demonstrations by marine artisans of boatbuilding, model making, sail making, wire splicing, casting and rope work … Great Scott! The list just goes on and on! Seriously, there is too much to list without just copying it all word-for-word from their facebook site. So why don’t you just go there and read about it … and while you’re reading about it check out of some of the photos of the awe inspiring wooden boats which will be making an appearance during the Festival. Sweet. Here it is: http://www.facebook.com/LunenburgWoodenBoatReunion?sk=wall#!/LunenburgWoodenBoatReunion?sk=info

Wow. Long name, amazing results (ha! see? that’s a local joke that is … get it? Anyone? Hello?? I know you’re there, I can hear you breathing…)

Anyway, as I’ve said mony’a time before, there is so much here for you to plunge yourself into! I’m not entirely sure why people are being directed elsewhere, I guess because the rest of the province knows once you land your feet here and start looking around you’ll just want to spend your whole time here. So break the mold, why don’t you? Come here first: Your experiences will be unique. Uniquely Nova Scotian. Try it .. you’ll like it.

 

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Folkart Festival (not to be confused with Folk Festival!)

So there are a huge number of festivals and events coming up in the near future, and I intend to chat a wee bit about each one. In no particular order … except that I’ll do my darndest to chat about it before it actually happens.

So the Folkart Festiva is one which happens in Lunenburg on 31 July 2011. There are over 50 artists from around Nova Scotia with their work on display for purchase, along with a big art auction and special exhibits. If you like art (and MAN do I love art … particularly folkart) you need to come have a look. Where else will you find such a huge collection of Nova Scotian art to view and purchase? Doug Dorkin, William Roach, Barry Colpitts to name but a few. The list goes on and on, with several brand new artists displaying their work this year: Joan Bent, Real Lachance, Fabienne Leydecker, Ronald Margeson, Carol Rogers, Ashley Slauenwhite & Carla Zwicker. Man alive! Go to their website, why don’t you, and check out the complete listing of all the artists there. Really, if you consider yourself to be someone interested at all in art of any sort you need to visit this.

Where better to view all this art than in the architecturally fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia! Wow – check out the art, then stroll the waterfront and see real, honest-to-goodness fisherman working harder than hard for their living while you are on your way to see the Bluenose II being rebuilt. Yes, you heard right! The Bluenose II is being rebuilt. Right here. Right now. Like, as I type they are doing the work. And you know what? When you’re done there why not stroll on up to the Band Rotunda for live music every Sunday … July 31st? It just happens to be a Sunday. :)

City? Schmitty. Head down this way and really see some of Nova Scotia.

Life in Lunenburg & Mahone Bay

So I kind of had an incredible day today, and it made me want to write about what it’s like – living here, in the Lunenburg/Mahone Bay are of Nova Scotia. It’s pumping all summer and quiet enough to hear a pin drop in the winter.

I grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and spent years and years travelling. Living in big cities: London UK and Auckland & Christchurch, New Zealand. Halifax is really the perfect city for me, because I felt so tiny in really big cities. Even after I lived there for years it would still be possible for me to get lost, because there were parts of those cities I hadn’t explored enough to find my way out of without a map. When we moved down to Nova Scotia’s South Shore, everyone told me I was making a mistake: I’d regret it, they said. I wouldn’t last a year and I’d be wanting to move back to the city. I don’t think it’s possible to be more wrong than those people were.

Today I was out pounding the cement in Lunenburg, working on Canada’s Census (a part-time job I have taken on this summer to help with the bills). I was walking through town for about 2 hours, and in those two hours I had so many unique experiences with the wonderful people who live there. I enrolled two of my children in an awesome free course run through the Public Library; I met a lady whose house is decorated with Pufferbellies – a local folkartist who just happens to be my sister. I bumped into old friends, I made new friends. It was a lovely morning.

The other day I had my children at the afternoon swim at the Mahone Bay Pool, and I sat and chatted with the Captain of the Bluenose. Seriously. He was just sitting there relaxing in the sun while his children were swimming. So friendly and unassuming. Famous, and yet just a regular Jo.

I went to the Farmer’s Market last Thursday in Lunenburg and the guy selling apple cider called me over “Trudi! We’ve got more of small jugs of apple cider again – do you still want some?” .. and then as I walked a bit further for some freshly made fishcakes to bring home for supper Anne Shupe, the potter, called me over “Trudi! I have a little gift for your children.” She gave me three little mugs: one for each of my children.

I sometimes get frustrated though: I mean, sometimes in the height of tourist season I have to actually wait at the stop sign and let 4 or 5 cars go by before I can proceed. Seriously! What’s that about! Traffic? We don’t do traffic here. Except, as mentioned, in the busiest part of the summer.

I like that I get a message from my friend in one of the two local grocery stores (there’s Foodland and Save Easy) to let me know if there is a special on for fresh fish. She’ll drop me a line or call me. “Hey Trudi? Fresh haddock tomorrow, and it’s on special. You might want to pop in early before it’s gone.”

I’m a nobody, really. I’m just Trudi Petersen. The youngest of the five Petersen daughters. I travelled and met my husband while travelling in Africa – his family are somebodies, but they are somebodies in New Zealand. Here he is just as unfamous as I am. And we haven’t spent our whole lives here, we Come From Away. And do you know what? It feels like I’m a part of a family. Everywhere I go people know me or know my children. Sometimes I’m called Mrs. Kaboodle; sometimes I’m Mitchell/Jacqui/Shani’s mum; sometimes I’m That Kiwi Bloke’s Wife; at preschool I’m often called Mummy or Teacher Trudi; sometimes I’m That Hostel Woman… but these people here made me someone. I don’t feel like one of a crowd, I feel like I’m my very own person and I’m connected to all of these people.

Living here in Lunenburg and Mahone Bay is what life is all about – what my life is all about. I’m happy here, and I wouldn’t move away for all the tea in China (I’m not much of a tea drinker anyway). It gets quiet in the winter, but there’s only nothing to do if you can’t be bothered to find something. It’s there for you … and in the summer? There’s always something happening somewhere. Always.

This is heaven, this is. You should come see it for yourself. Seriously.

… a dime for your thoughts …

So have you been to Canada before? Maybe yes, maybe no. Have you seen our coins? Our currency? We have a few: pennies; nickels, dimes, quarters, loonies & twoonies. Today I want to chat about our dime .. well, not really. I want to chat about what dons the back of our dime. The dime is the smallest of all our coins, and it is worth 10 cents. On one side is the Queen (of course) and on the other? The Bluenose. Have you heard of her? (No, not the Queen, silly. I KNOW you’ve heard of her. I mean the Bluenose.) Let me just tell you a bit about her.

First of all I guess we should really address her name. Bluenose. ?? Why Bluenose? What a weird name, right? Well, not so much, actually. She’s named the Bluenose because she is Nova Scotian … just like I’m a Bluenose/Bluenoser because I’m Nova Scotia. Starting way back in the 1700s people from this magnificent little peninsula were called Bluenoses or Bluenosers and there are a few explanations as to how that name came about. Irish Bluenose Potatoes: we grew ‘em and exported ‘em (long before ol’ Bud the Spud and the infamous PEI Potatoes make their arrival to our tables); our fishermen, bless their soles, would go out to sea in the bitter cold winters and wear blue woolen gloves to keep their hands warm … have you been in serious cold before? Your nose runs. These guys were far too busy and manly to use a pocket handkerchief and tissues weren’t yet invented (well, maybe they were – not really the point here) so they’d wipe their runny noses with their blue gloves … and stain their noses blue in the process; and it was the nickname given to the Nova Scotia British troops which occupied New York City and Boston during the American Revolution. So that’s where our romantic name was born.

But this Bluenose I’m talking about, she was far more glorious than any old fisherman with a stained nose (not that fishermen aren’t glorious in their own way, of course .. but that’s a whole nother kind of glorious). This Bluenose was launched in 1921 as an incredibly hard-working fishing vessel – a schooner, no less – and a racing boat as well. When she wasn’t working for the local fishing industry she was racing …….. and she was winning. Apart from being defeated in the inaugural Sir Thomas Lipton International Fishing Challenge Cup in 1930, she was undefeatable for 17 years. Each and every American and Canadian ship who came against her was defeated soundly, despite how fancy, famous, modern or expensive the competitors were.

I wish I could just stop the story there, but I can’t. After World War II fishing schooners were done away with, and we ended up being unable to keep the Bluenose here at her home. She was sold, and eventually sunk on a Haitian reef in 1946.

In 1963 a replica was built, the Bluenose II … not a racer or a working schooner she .. okay, wait. She was a working schooner, just not the same kind of work her predecessor did. She sailed tours. It was a promotional boat for Olands Breweries, believe it or not, and then purchased by the province.

After many years of service, she was taken out of the water, dismantled and … wait for it … she is being re-built right now. This very minute. Okay, it’s Sunday, so maybe not this very minute. But a wooden schooner is currently being re-built in Lunenburg and you can go and see this work of magic. You can look at the Bluenose webcams and watch it, but why look at a little picture on your computer screen when you can come and watch history in the making. Many say there will never be another wooden schooner built. This is it. The last. Who knows if they’re right? I don’t. What I do know is that you don’t get many chances to see something like this. And it’s just a walk from the Lunenburg waterfront … which we can drive you to if you stay with us, or you can rent one of our bikes and take the lovely path through the forest. Ahhhhh. Nice.

How many people will be able to say they saw the ship on the Canadian dime being built? Not many. But you can. All you need to do it get here.

 

 

 

 

 

So you fancy those Pacific Islands, do you?

Nova Scotia has many islands worth a visit – too many for me to list all of them: some you need your own boat to get to — others you can get to by ferry (Brier Island); by tour (Henry Island); rent a kayak and paddle there (too many to mention!), drive there over a causeway (Isle Madame and Cape Breton Island) or even walk there at low tide (Micou’s Island).

The South Shore has many islands itself, and so today I thought I’d mention some of them. Some you can visit, some are protected. One of my sisters and her husband go and visit many more of our islands regularly – sometimes by kayak, sometimes by motor boat. If only I could take an excerpt from her brain and instal it here, you’d have more colour and nature and beauty than you could shake a stick at (always one of the weider expressions, in my opinion. I mean – you could shake a stick at any amount couldn’t you? ..weird)

There is, of course, Cross Island which you can see if you stand in Blue Rocks and look out to see. Not too far from shore, there is an old lighthouse there, and a few old cabins still used by locals who spend their time off in the summer there (locals love it so much here in Lunenburg County we don’t go far from home vacation time comes around — okay, there are certainly plenty of people who travel far and wide, but as many or more who stay put).

Sheep, Flat, Southwest & Shut-In Islands are easily kayakable, and some local tour companies actually offer kayaking tours to these islands.

Westhaver Island is actually just around the corner from us. The beach is a walk away (just over 1km) and you can see the island quite clearly from the shore (it’s not the HUGE island with the monstrous house perched atop it, it’s the lovely little one with the lighthouse). Like many of the islands around here, it’s lighthouse was not always automated … and when you see how tiny the island is you’ll find it incredible someone once lived on it. The original lighthouse is now gone, having been destroyed by fire in 1887. A new lighthouse was built, and the lighthouse keeper was moved into the oil storage building where the lighthouse keepers continued to live until 1921 when it became automated. The old wooden structure was finally replaced with steel in 1948 and fibreglass in 1945. While this island is only a stone’s throw from shore (okay, maybe a bit further) you can no longer visit it because it is a tern nesting site. The island needing mentioning, though, because it’s history is kinda cool.

Big Tancook Island is definitely worth a visit as well, and there are ferries from Chester each day to take you there. It has one of the few remaining one room schoolhouses still in operation. It’s not a crowded touristy place – it’s just lovely instead. Hiking & biking trails, lots of birdlife, fossils and geocaching. It’s a unique little island well worth a visit.

If you’re not into sea kayaking to visit islands you can always try rowing or canoeing on a lake! Lake Mush-A-Mush has plenty of islands worth visiting, and the water it crystal clear and soo refreshing!

Come and have a look at our islands: one of the many reasons to come down to the South Shore a stay for more than a day.

So what are your thoughts on caves?

Yeah, so what about caves then. I love them. Just think about how often caves sneak into our lives: cavemen lived in them; so do bears and lots of other animals; pirates hid treasure in them; bad guys hid-out in them when they were being chased by The Law; religious icons were buried and sealed in them; Mother Nature grows her treasures in them …. caves come up a lot, don’t they?

So now, have you ever wanted to explore one? There’s lots caves around the world that you can explore – but some of them require nerves of steel .. or abs of steel.

Nova Scotia has some sweet caves for you to explore quite safely. Even if you’re a kid … or a politically correct kid-at-heart.

The Ovens Natural Park is great. You can camp there in tent or trailer, or rent a cabin if that’s more your style (and if there are any spots still available!). There is a playground for the kids, a pool for anyone who wants to swim, Pleasant Paddling sea kayaking through the Ovens; there a museum, an opportunity to do gold panning; a store and a restaurant, live music every night. Oh my heavens, seriously? There’s more? Indeed. A petting zoo. And the caves! Don’t forget the caves!! There is a walking tour through the natural sea caves (you can go guided, or just take yourself). Talk about some amazing photos to show your mates back home, right? Once they sort out their governmental paperwork, there are zodiac tours into the caves as well, but you’ll have to give them a call to find out when they reckon it’ll be sorted.

You should know heading out there that it isn’t free. Sadly. Well if you live here and go in the off-season and guide yourself it is, but there’s a fee this time of year. Still, it’s highly worth it. Really, when you think of it the fees are quite reasonable: it keeps the parks clean (somone, not you of course, but someone ELSE keeps littering and so somebody has to clean that up right? And sort all the unsorted garbage because we Nova Scotians have very specific and environmentally friendly garage laws), and the toilets clean and usable, trails clear, etc. etc. etc. Think of the poor sod having to do all that work – he or she does deserve a wage, yes? Well, so, we have to pay fees.

Again, it’s entirely worth it.

Phew, I’m hot. It’s another scorcher today and I think you can tell from today’s blog that my heart isn’t in it. I’m just too stinkin’ hot. So I’m heading out to one of our beautiful beaches with my kids to cool off… see ya!

Let’s stir up some waves today

So the pool is still an awesome place to be, but today it is so scorchingly hot (it’s not yet the hottest time of the day, and already it’s just over 30 degrees celsius (90 farenheit) in the shade!) Phew!! Anyway, today I think the beach is calling my name. It can’t be the loons, after all, because they don’t sing their song in the heat of the day, do they! There are so many beaches to choose from in this area, as I have mentioned before. It depends entirely on what you’re looking for in a beach. If you need suggestions, email us and ask … we’re happy to point you in the right direction.

Today I’m talking a bit about Bachman’s Beach. It’s in Second Peninsula – only a hop, skip & a jump away from our hostel. The beach is long and sandy … not the sand-castle-building sand, though. It’s a rougher kind of sand that’s great for lying on and playing in — just don’t get your hopes up for creating one of those marvelous sand castle sculptures you’ll see in a few weeks at Rissers, because you’ll end up disappointed. You won’t be disappointed if you’re interested in beach glass, or shells, or a nice swim in a cool little bay. Just lovely. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, one of the pie carts will come and set up shop … oh, I guess that’s a New Zealand term, isn’t it. One of those trucks that make and sell chips and hotdogs and things. They certainly aren’t there every day, but whenever they show up it’s just perfect.

So head to the beach today. It’s close enough to town that you can pop in for lunch in one of the many fantastic Lunenburg pubs and restaurants, and then head back to the beach for one more dip.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh…. see you there!