Queensland Beach, steeped in early morning fog, was the first stop on my wander along Nova Scotia’s South Shore last week. Welcome to week 291 of Travel Photo Thursday. Queensland Beach is one of the closest saltwater beaches to Halifax, and my memories include Saturday afternoons of standing room only, and boom boxes providing the entertainment. The beach may not see the crowds of days gone by, but that hasn’t taken away the beauty. Enjoy my photos of a foggy morning at Queensland Beach.
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Nova Scotia Beach
I love this photo! Nova Scotia beachgoers are die-hards. That yellow umbrella “knew” that the sun would make an appearance eventually, and I bet that the beach lover on the shore knew that the sun would be breaking through and it would be off with some of those clothes!
Queensland is a relatively short beach, and when the tide is in the sand disappears. As you can see by the rock, the tide was low this foggy morning.
Thinking of getting into the chilly fog-shrouded North Atlantic.
We have two brave hearts here!
One takes the plunge! Woo hoo!
Here we have a point again taken from the other end of the beach. That fog was without a doubt lifting!
Queensland Beach is a provincial beach, which means that lifeguards are on duty during the summer months. They were around, but with the fog, low temperature, and few people, they were moving slow.
In my travels around the world, I am always surprised at how little seaweed I see on the beaches. That’s not the case here in Nova Scotia. You’ll find lots of seaweed on most ocean beaches here in the province. Not that many years ago you would have also seen a lot of driftwood, but sadly, not as common these days.
I wasn’t a total wuss. I did dip my toes in, and they didn’t turn blue!
If you’re in Nova Scotia and looking for a white sand ocean beach within 40 minutes of Halifax, Queensland Beach is for you. You’ll need a car to get there.
Queensland Beach used to have a favorite beachfront restaurant, which, unfortunately, felt the brunt of Hurricane Juan in 2002. However, you will find food trucks on this route, and they’re cash only. An ATM can be hard to find, so be sure to have some money. Trust me on this! I ended up at a food truck only to discover that I was severely short of cash. I had to empty my bag to find three bucks in change. That was enough for a small bag of fries (delicious!)
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