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  • Joggins to Chigneto

    Trip from Joggins to Cape Chignecto

  • Heritage Boat Launch - Canada Day 2017

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

  • 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.

  • Veterans Memorial Park

    Bass River Memorial to the fallen - A must see

  • Hampton Lighthouse

    Read about the trip from Paradise to Delaps Cove

  • Panmure Island Lighthouse

    Panmure Island Lighthouse

    Another one of PEI’s charming lighthouses.

  • Ross Farm Museum

    Here we Blog about Ross Farm Museum located in New Ross NS. It was an experience we will not forget.

  • North Cape PEI visual of the wind

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

  • 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.

  •  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.

  • Highland Village

    The Highland Village in Iona Cape Breton sits on a hill over looking the great Bras d'Or Lake. A must see when you are in the area. Step back in Time.

  • 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.

  • Point Prim Lighthouse

    Point Prim Lighthouse

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

  • Our Victoria Day Long Weekend

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

  • Orwell Corner Historic Village - PEI

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

  • Fundy Ecotour

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

  • Port Royal Habitation

    A MUST see when traveling in Nova Scotia. Close to Annapolis Royal as well.

  • Joggins Entrance Sign

    See the Story of Joggins Fossil Cliffs (UNESCO)

  • Sherbrooke Village Museum

    Sherbrooke Village Museum is a must see. Be sure to allow a full day. Original buildings and locations

Cape Forchu Lightstation

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

view of LightstationUnlike any lighthouse I have visited so far, Cape Forchu Lightstation is a brightly colored white and red striped concrete column pushing into the sky. Originally built in 1840, the lighthouse was replaced with the concrete column in 1962.

Well worth the visit, including the drive out to the spit of land, the lightstation dominates, with its marshes, wildflowers and water views. Once at the end of Cape Forchu’s rugged, rocky headland is the Lightstation with gift shop, restaurant and history of the lighthouse with example of the beacon which is housed at the top.rosehips

Don’t miss the Leif Ericson Trail, an easy walking trail with the view of False Harbour and walk around to Yarmouth Harbour on the other side.  Short walk among large rocks with pools and lots of rosehip plants.

Took our time here and also enjoyed a great lunch…outside with the view of the Harbour and the Lightstation.


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Cape Forchu Lightstation

  • Beacon Light
    Beacon Light

    This is a sample of the beacon light that shines so bright atop the concrete column.

  • Leif Ericson Trail
    Leif Ericson Trail

    Beautiful and easy walking trail and yes loaded with wild rose.

  • The Lightstation
    The Lightstation

    Lightstation from Leif Ericson Trail

  • Rose Hips
    Rose Hips

    The walking trails were bordered by Rose hips. So beautiful!

  • Lightstation

    Cape Forchu Lightstation from the parking lot.

  • Lighthouse Entrance
    Lighthouse Entrance

    Entrance sign with the lightstation behind it.