Spring is here!

11 04 2009

Yesterday was Good Friday and so we decided to have a trip to Digby on the Bay of Fundy, as we haven’t driven that far yet. Digby is a little  fishing town, famous for its scallops and is also the port for the ferry to Saint John in New Brunswick. It was almost a 3 hour drive, but it was a beautiful morning and the roads were empty, despite it being a holiday.

digby-harbourDigby harbour is not very different from any other but you can see what a fabulous day it was.

There wasn’t too much to interest us in Digby, most places being closed either because of the holiday or because they don’t open for the season till June. We had a look at the map and decide to head up the River to Bear River. We had no idea what it was like, just saw the name and followed the road signs. There was still snow at the sides of the road and in the woods, but this scene in a garden at Bear River was the first colour we’ve seen this year. I see these are called Chionodoxa or Glory of the Snow, which is an apt name for the first flowers after the snow.

blue-flowersBear River is built on the Bear River!!! The first building we spotted was the Tourist Information Centre in a traditional Dutch windmill!

tourist-office

This Flights of Fancy store is a very nice Gallery shop with some really unusual crafts.

craft-shop-2 Unfortunately, it was closed and we could only window shop. One of these carvings is from an elk’s antler, the other from a whale’s vertebrae. You can see me taking the photo and Jeff peering for a price label – which incidentally was $2,300!whale-bone-carvingWe had our picnic with us, so weren’t too concerned that the Changing Tides Diner was closed.

dinerOr that Inn Out of the Fog, hadn’t yet started its season.

innThere was so much to see in this tiny community, that I will add a second article on it in a few days, so that you can see some more of the photos.

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15 04 2009
Flora

You must come back to Bear River when things are open! It is a wonderful artist’s and others community and I have blogged about our adventures here. Both the Flight of Fancy and the Inn on the Fog are delightful shops. Soon the Bear River cafe will open at one of the stilts buildings.

Take care,
Flora
http://floramary.wordpress.com

There is also an artist’s studio tour:
http://bearriverstudios.wordpress.com

This site will let you know about upcoming music events:
http://bearriverarts.wordpress.com

15 04 2009
jackiequeen

Hi Flora, You certainly live in a beautiful place. We too moved to Nova Scotia in October 2007, from Scotland, and live in Lunenburg. Have you been this way? I will spend time reading your posts, but must say that I do like your floral acrylic paintings. I did some painting in Scotland but haven’t got back to it yet. I think I will be inspired by you. All the Best, Jackie

18 11 2009
sartenada

I loved that old, traditional windmill photo. In my country there are quite many of them. Of cource our style differs from Dutch style, but it is undestandable.

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