Our tour bus made a brief stop on Tannery Road on the other side Lunenburg Harbor so that we could look back and photograph the town we had just departed. Don’t miss the opportunity to capture the colors of Lunenburg.
After a brief journey the bus dropped us off on the very outskirts of the town of Mahone Bay, located not coincidentally next to the body of water known as Mahone Bay. No baloney, that’s a lot of Mahone. From there Ursula and I first stepped out onto a dock for a view of the town and its three famous churches, then strolled into town for a little leisurely sightseeing. Along the way we ran into some very charming homes.
When we reached the main shopping areas — tourism centric, of course — we found the building here equally picturesque.
But the one shop we simply had to step into was Amos Pewter (link below). This is a must-see, and not for just the artistic hand-crafted wares inside. Here you can watch artisans melt, cast, trim, and polish exquisite pewter pieces ranging from the ornamental (jewelry) to the practical (letter openers) and everything in between. And, yes, we wound up with jewelry for Ursula and a letter opener for me.
We departed the business district and proceeded by the three picturesque churches overlooking Mahone Bay: St. James Anglican, St. John’s Lutheran, and United Church.
The newest church is the mustard-colored St. James Anglican, which dates back to 1887.
Friday I’ll present Part 2 of my favorites from Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, and our departure from Halifax into fog-shrouded waters. Until then here is today’s photo gallery slide show:
- Maritime provinces: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maritimes
- Nova Scotia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nova_Scotia
- Halifax: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax,_Nova_Scotia
- Lunenburg: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunenburg,_Nova_Scotia
- Mahone Bay (town): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahone_Bay_%28town%29
- Mahone Bay: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahone_Bay
- Amos Pewter: http://www.amospewter.com/about-us/