Friday, August 19, 2011


The colorful, European architecture, many of the buildings dating back to the 1700's is what characterizes the town of Lunenburg built on a hillside along the Atlantic Ocean. The houses are set back only a about a meter from the streets and vie for attention with their bright coats of fresh paint. In contrast there were also the weathered gray houses.
Lunenburg is also noted for the Bluenose II which of course is the cover on our dime. Unfortunately the Bluenose is under complete overhaul this year so instead of seeing her sailing in the harbor we saw a little of the restoration.
We thoroughly enjoyed the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and later in the evening went to the Old Fish Factory in the same building. In keeping with my wish to eat lots of seafood I dined on a pound of Indian Point mussels while being entertained with a Kitchen Ceilidh - good Nova Scotian fiddling.
There is so much history here, like the St. John's Anglican Church founded in 1753 and the Lunenburg Academy of 1895.
Our B&B, Arborview Inn, one of the newer homes in town was built in1907.

Arbor view B&B

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