A Typical Morning in Lunenburg

16 08 2013

Lunenburg has a population of just over 2,000, but in the summer months it fills up with visitors.

We enjoy a walk around the town in the morning, before the tourists are on the streets.

This is Monday morning, looking down to the Railway Wharf.

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And across to the Bluenose Golf Course.

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This is the Martha Seabury schooner, which was built here in Lunenburg.

https://queensincanada.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/the-launch-of-the-martha-seabury-schooner-at-lunenburg/

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During the summer months, this old fishing boat, The Cape Rouge, sits at the wharf. It is used in the filming of the TV series, Haven.

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The Adams and Knickle building is undergoing renovation work.

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The booths are open ready for trips on the ocean.

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The nearest boat does harbour tours, the Eastern Points goes  whale watching and the Eastern Star, sailing trips.

https://queensincanada.wordpress.com/2009/09/07/a-sail-on-the-eastern-star-at-lunenburg/

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The waterfront restaurants are open for breakfast.

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But no one wanted to sit outside on Wednesday.

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The horses are ready to take tourists on a tour of the old town.

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And the Fisheries Museum will open to educate visitors on the history and past life of Lunenburg.

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There is also a cruise ship in the harbour.

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The Lagniappe, registered in the Marshall Islands, which you could charter for $110,000 per week!!!

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The little shed beside the foundry is crooked and worn.

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The latest boat at the foundry wharf. Am I back in Dundee – it is called the Discovery?

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Looking across to Lunenburg from the golf course road,

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to the colourful town and the Fisheries Museum.

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But there was no view on Wednesday.

Even this osprey didn’t seem to see us.A9g

He flew just above our heads.

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Then back into the nest with the young.

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There’s always something to see, walking around Lunenburg.

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The Shipping News from Lunenburg

21 06 2010

Lunenburg harbour is a working harbour, has a flourishing boat building and fishing industry, is the site of the Lunenburg Fisheries Museum, home of the Bluenose 2 and has a constant stream of visiting yachts and cruise ships throughout the summer.

This week we spotted the ‘Scott Free’ berthed right on the waterfront. This luxury motor yacht has accommodation for 8 guests  and can be chartered for $60,000 for one week. I am just off to check my Lottery ticket to see if I will be celebrating aboard it or any other luxury yacht.

You can check this yacht out at

http://www.superyachts.com/full-pdf-brochure/Charter-Scott-free-Luxury-Yacht-9.pdf

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The reflections were as lovely as the boat.

I also spotted this rather nice yacht moving out of the harbour.

It was the Infinity, registered in  Bethlehem, Connecticut.

The Eastern Star was ready for its daily sailings. We went on it last September and I did a Blog about our trip.

https://queensincanada.wordpress.com/2009/09/07/a-sail-on-the-eastern-star-at-lunenburg/

And the Eastern Points was all set for its Whale Watching trips.

At the Fisheries Museum, the trawler ‘Cape Sable’,  is berthed for visitors to look around.

As well as the last of the saltbank schooners, the Theresa E Connor.

At the Government Wharf, the Chockle Cap was preparing for a trip. The Chockle Cap drags for scallops and is one of the last wooden hulled ships here on the east Coast.

Ice was just being delivered

and was moving up a conveyor belt.

The harbour at Lunenburg is always a hive of activity, but hopefully doesn’t have the dodgy characters portrayed in Annie Proulx’s, ‘The Shipping News’.





A Sail on The Eastern Star at Lunenburg

7 09 2009

Last Wednesday was my Birthday and I really wanted to do something different. I fancied going on the Bluenose, but it had headed to Gloucester,Massachusetts for a schooner festival. So we decided to have a sail on the Eastern Star, a 48 foot, wooden ketch which sails 3 times a day during the summer months.

The Eastern Star is below Cameron and Louise. The ship behind them is the Concordia, just preparing to take pupils of the School Afloat off for a 10 month trip.

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There was a good breeze blowing, so there was no need for the engine, other than to leave and return to our berth. Jeff helped haul up the sail, but that photo seems to be missing. Here he is just admiring his handywork.

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We left the harbour sitting on the seats.

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But once we were out of the bay and she heeled over, it was easier to sit on the deck with our feet almost in the water.

Feet at waterWe sailed past the lighthouse at Battery Point which has the fog horn that keeps us awake at night.

our lighthouseOur trip lasted about one and a half hours, before we returned to Lunenburg Harbour.

Return to LunenburgAngus – another Scot, was painting Cameron and Louise’s house and took this photo as we sailed down to Blue Rocks.

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Here is a wee video of our trip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orgaRdLxIWQ

If you like this, maybe you’ll come for a real trip with us.