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  • Orwell Corner Historic Village - PEI

    Orwell Corner is a must see when visiting PEI. Plan to spend the day. It is amazing.

  • Heritage Boat Launch - Canada Day 2017

    Heritage Boat Launch - Louisbourg Nova Scotia, The story around how it all came about. 

  • North Cape PEI visual of the wind

    Visiting North Cape PEI will take your breath away. Read why on this blog.

  • Our Victoria Day Long Weekend

    A little story of our trip along the Fundy coast and some of the interesting things we saw.

  • Point Prim Lighthouse

    Point Prim Lighthouse

    A visit to the oldest and only brick lighthouse on PEI, lovingly restored.

  • Wood Islands Lighthous

    Step back in time in this wonderful well kept Lighthouse. The views from there are fantastic and you can watch the Ferry come and go.

  • St. Peters & Battery Point

    Our story about what you will find when visiting St Peters Provincial Park and St. Peter's Canal.

  •  Bay St. Lawrence, Meat Cove and Hideaway

    This Blog has tales of 3 different areas located in the Highlands of Cape Breton including Meat Cove or the end of the earth-  isolation at its finest.

  • Panmure Island Lighthouse

    Panmure Island Lighthouse

    Another one of PEI’s charming lighthouses.

  • Red River and Pleasant Bay

    This image of Pleasant bay is not all you will find in this area or this article. Read more by clicking this link.

  • Fundy Ecotour

    So much to see on this exciting trip on the Fundy Shore Eco-tour

  • West Point Lighthouse at the end of the boardwalk at Cedar Dunes Provincial Park

    West Point Lighthouse & Inn along with the fabulous beach are a must see.

Fundy Shore Ecotour – Nova Scotia

The Fundy Shore Ecotour, a scenic drive which encircles the Bay of Fundy, starting in Brooklyn Hants County to Amherst and follows the shores of Chegnecto Bay, Minas Basin and Cobequid Bay.  We only covered a small portion but there was so much to see it took us the day!  Any of the places we visited could have been a day themselves if we had more time to explore. 

Our first stop was Fox Point Lookout. There is a short hike, but we didn’t take it but did find a spot for a great shot of the Digby Split across the water.Fox Point Lookout

Barn along Fundy Shore EcotourThe Age of Sail Heritage Center Museum located along Highway 209, Port Greville, is a must see, operated by the Greville Bay Shipbuilding Museum Society. The society is a charitable organization dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the lumbering and shipbuilding history of the Parrsboro Shore.

The Museum building itself and the history of the non-profit organization is an interesting story. There is a lot to see, helpful and friendly volunteers and we didn’t give ourselves enough time to really do the museum justice. The site includes cafe/gift shop, a boat shed, a blacksmith shop and a band saw shed. Several walking trails lead from the museum to historic and natural features along the river and home to the Lighthouse. Inside the centre are artifacts, exhibits and photos of the era.

Further off the beaten path is Spencer’s Island, located at the western end of Greville Bay on the Bay of Fundy. With a history of important shipbuilding, the island now includes Old Shipyard Beach Campground, café, beautiful beach and a historic lighthouse dating to 1904 recently been granted permission by the Canadian Coast Guard to turn the light back on.

lighthouseThe Spencer’s Island Lighthouse had a central role in the sea-faring history of Cumberland County, and is an important community landmark. The rugged terrain in this part of Nova Scotia made land travel difficult. Communities in this are relied heavily on shipbuilding and shipping for its economic growth. The Spencer’s Island Lighthouse is a “secondary lighthouse:” its light beam was used in conjunction with the beam of another lighthouse to signal the proper route to incoming ships. Cape dOr2 

We ended our tour with Cape d’Or Scenic Area, a rugged coastline with sea and wind where Bay of Fundy runs into the Minas Channel. Another spot along the Fundy Shore Ecotour where you could easily spend the day with views of the sea and hiking.  

Where you find treacherous seas and riptides, you find a lighthouse. Cape d’Or lighthouse built in 1922, was destaffed in 1989. The Advocate District Development Association preserved the site and its structures in 1995. This organization repaired and converted the lightkeeper’s houses into Lightkeeper's Kitchen Restaurant where you can  watch the Bay of Fundy tides. Even spend the night at The Guesthouse, a converted lighthouse keeper's residence.

 

 

Fundy Shore Ecotour

  • View Along the Way
    View Along the Way
  • Spencer's Island
    Spencer's Island

    View from the top of the small lighthouse, very close inside, showing a view of Old Shipyard Beach Campground

  • View Along the Way
    View Along the Way
  • Age of Sail Heritage Centre Museum
    Age of Sail Heritage Centre Museum

    This is a must visit, a lot to see and read about lumbering and shipbuilding history of the area

  • Age of Sail Heritage Centre Museum
    Age of Sail Heritage Centre Museum

    Old desk 

  • The start of the Tour
    The start of the Tour

    A weathered barn along the way.

  • Age of Sail Heritage Centre Museum
    Age of Sail Heritage Centre Museum

    There is a lot to see outside the museum building including the blacksmith shop

  • Age of Sail Heritage Centre Museum
    Age of Sail Heritage Centre Museum

    Th unique shape of this great museum.

  • Age of Sail Heritage Centre Museum
    Age of Sail Heritage Centre Museum

    Kitchen of the era, with a recording of the woman looking out to sea and wondering when her husband will be back home.

  • View Along the Way
    View Along the Way
  • Age of Sail Heritage Centre Museum
    Age of Sail Heritage Centre Museum

    A different picture of items found outside the museum.

  • Age of Sail Heritage Centre Museum
    Age of Sail Heritage Centre Museum

    Showing cheques from a company once doing business in the area

  • Cape d'Or
    Cape d'Or

    The end to our tour showing the Cape d'Or Lighthouse, guest house and restaurant with a breathtaking view.

  • Spencer's Island
    Spencer's Island

    Spencer's Island lighthouse with an active light

  • Fox Point Look-out
    Fox Point Look-out

    Great view of Cape Split across the Bay of Fundy

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