|Shopping in Mahone Bay. Met the owner, wanted the chairs!|
So it was time for another visit to Maritime Canada, and the province of Nova Scotia to visit friends Chris and Colette. How long since we'd been? Turned out to be a long time. Too long, as we both love the province, and the friends aren't bad, either! So we set off on 13 May, spent the night at a Gatwick hotel, and flew to Halifax - arriving in the afternoon, ready to hire the car and drive on. From our own side of the Atlantic we had booked a little house in Mahone Bay for 2 nights, and invited them to drive down and stay with us before we went home with them. We all like Mahone Bay. Picture postcard town with a certain charm.
And the others were with us within about half an hour. They'd brought food and wine and a few beers, so supper was soon on the table. The view from the front door (2) was lovely, and the same goes for the view from the sofa (3) in late afternoon. How lovely to just sit with a cuppa and see the sun on the birches outside.
Have a look at the BBQ area, with picnic table and fire pit (4) and then the river itself (5). Believe it or not, from the house, we saw blue herons here, fishing from the rocks, and we also saw several eagles doing the same thing! What a fantastic sight to see a magnificent bird swoop down from the branch he was watching from and get his supper, fresh!
|Mahone Bay is famous for it's three wooden churches you see as you drive down into town. But they appear on every pic and postcard. So I took this with the churches at my back. Gorgeous, isn't it?|
|And here is a view just across part of the bay. Second home? That little one in the middle would do someone nicely!!|