Annapolis Royal Photos

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Canada, Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 12 comments

Annapolis Royal

This week we were in Annapolis Royal having a peek at my new condo and taking a few photos along the waterfront. Welcome to week 347 (12/10/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday. I have been a total road warrior this week and it’s not over yet. Tuesday I was in Halifax having lunch with a friend who is downsizing and offered me some of her kitchen gadgets. Then yesterday it was seven hours on the road as I did a return trip to Annapolis Royal. Tomorrow it’s back to Halifax to see Dad and celebrate my niece’s birthday. I’ll also spend some time with the beautiful Livy. She’s already a month old! This is a quick post, but do enjoy the photos of Annapolis Royal, my soon to be home.

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Annapolis Royal

This outside amphitheater is a new addition to the Annapolis Royal waterfront. It couldn’t have been built in a prettier spot with perfect views of the Annapolis River. Of course, it was also a picture-perfect day.

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From there I strolled down the boardwalk and spotted these bright red chairs in the distance. I was curious to learn more about them and to sit for a few minutes to, again, enjoy the incredible views.


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It turns out these red chairs can be found at National Historic Sites across Canada. These ones happen to be in front of Fort Saint-Anne the oldest of Canada’s Historical sites. You can read a bit about the history of Annapolis Royal and the area. The red chairs offer visitors the opportunity to take a moment to relax and enjoy their surroundings. I think these red chairs are a fab idea!

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I even took a “red chair” selfie 🙂

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Annapolis Royal Lighthouse

The Annapolis Royal Lighthouse was built in 1889 and for many years it guided ships into the harbour. The lighthouse was recently given a significant face-lift with money the town won in a “Save the Lighthouse Contest”. You can read more about that here.


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Granville Ferry

Across from Annapolis Royal is the historic village of Granville Ferry. There was a time when a ferry did run between the two villages. The fall colours are beginning to show themselves. They should peak in a week or maybe two.


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  1. You have been busy! Love the photos – I think I could sit for a spell in those red chairs.

  2. What an exciting chapter of your life! Annapolis Royal looks so charming. I love that lighthouse and signs of Fall colors. But, I really love those red chairs. It really is a great idea to take some time and enjoy the scenery and sights.

  3. Annapolis Royal is such a wonderful place.. I bet you are very excited to move in.. I love your reading your blog as you always introduce me to new places..

  4. I’ve never been to Annapolis Royal. I looked it up on Google Maps to see it’s location. It looks like a beautiul place to live.

  5. Love the red Adirondack-style chairs Nancie and what a view! So picturesque. Looks like your weather is gorgeous and that the fall cold is still a ways away. Enjoy!

  6. You’ve found a very pretty spot to shift to. The lighthouse restoration was well worth the effort. It is quite cute.

  7. sounds like you have had a very busy week. We have white chairs like those red ones near where I live! Happy travels! and have a fabulous weekend.

  8. Love the colors and the sunshine! And it appears you are loving every minute of this new phase of life!

  9. Sunglasses over glasses! I have never been able to do that (that is why I use mostly contact lenses). You had excellent weather! Really like days like that. I know you must be busy but I can see you are enjoying your days. #TPThursday

    • Hi Ruth. I have always worn contacts, but the last pair I purchased in Korea went cloudy on me after only 18 months. Now that I’m back in Canada I’ll probably go back to contacts. Although those sunglasses do go over my glasses without any problems. I have also seen sunglasses designed specifically to be worn over glasses.

  10. You’ve chosen a remarkable spot “just down the road” from where I live beside St. Mary’s Bay. I love the farmers’ market, the annual “Rare and Unusual Plant Sale,” the tidal station and the picturesque street hugging Annapolis Basin. At least once every summer, our group of women cycle the return trip between Annapolis Royal and Bridgetown. The area is clearly a favourite. Congratulations, and welcome home.

    • Hi Anne. Thanks for the warm welcome home, and I’m happy that you found your way to my blog. I can’t wait to move into my condo and become part of the community. I’ve been to the Farmer’s Market and loved it. Buying fresh, local produce is always high on my list. I’m not familiar with the “Rare and Unusual Plant Sale”. Can’t wait! Your bike ride sounds like an adventure, too. I should (fingers crossed) be moving in around the end of the month.

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