Crescent Beach, February 2015

28 02 2015

 Today we had an exciting trip to Crescent Beach.

The La Have River was frozen over.

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But the ferry was managing to keep the crossing clear.

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except for the pack ice on each side of the ferry.

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The ferry dragged itself through the blocks of ice.

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Just getting onto Crescent Beach was quite a feat.

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The sea ice and snow made a solid bank.

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There were loads of tree patterns in the sand

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And ice stalactites.

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It was good to walk on the sand without the fear of falling on the ice.

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The ferry was still keeping the route open as we drove home along the river.

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Crescent Beach, Nova Scotia

20 01 2012

Crescent Beach is a popular summer destination, near Lunenburg, but we prefer to walk the beach in the winter. The quickest route there, is to go by the LaHave Ferry.

Here is a link to the Google map of the beach and the Islands.

http://maps.google.ca/maps/ms?msid=200026895431815569914.0004b6fbf01d28134dc2f&msa=0

The sand bar connects some of LaHave Islands to the mainland.

A large post fence was build in the 1930’s to protect the sand dunes, but after damage to the road in 2007, huge rocks were placed behind the fence.

 

Looking over to Green Bay.

The beach slopes gently and is a safe place to swim.

This bright footwear  made me smile.

This boat house sits on bush Island. You can see the bridge behind it which takes you onto Jenkins and Bell Islands.

We watched this lobster boat picking up its traps as we sat and had our picnic. The sail seemed to be to keep it steady while the lobsterman lifted the creels.

Looking through to another cove.

I always think this looks like a Scottish castle sitting on the rocks, but I think it is just a group of trees on the Thrum Caps.

It must be pretty idylic to spend the summer in one of these cottages on Bell Island. I’m not sure about the winter though.