Welcome to another week of Travel Photo Thursday. It’s still scorching hot here in Korea, although the humidity seems to have abated just a tad. They are predicting temps below 30Cel by the end of the week. Fingers crossed! Join me today as I take you on a photo tour of Nova Scotia’s enchanting seaside village, Mahone Bay.
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Heading into Mahone Bay you immediately see the dazzling bay and the three churches on your left. Of course, if it’s raining or cloudy, the dazzles will be playing hookey. However, on this day I hit the bonanza.
Low tide gives a little different perspective…This was taken directly across the street from Keddy’s Landing, where you will find a lovely gift shop and restaurant.
The Gift shop window…(no photos allowed inside, but they did have some lovely things). The restaurant wasn’t open yet.
I chuckled to myself when I stopped here. The last time I was inside this establishment it was called Zwicker’s and I was the Account Manager for American Express. Mr. Zwicker had long refused to accept Amex, and he was one of my “hold-outs”. I introduced myself that day, shook his hand. Without batting an eye, he told me very frankly, without blinking an eye, that he would flagellate himself before ever accepting an American Express card!! Smiling, I thanked him for his time, but I didn’t shake his hand on the way out.:) I ran to my car, and laughed hysterically for a good five minutes.
More views of the stunning bay ….
Wouldn’t you love to spend some time pondering life from this bench?
Of course you will pass the famous churches, as you head into the town.
The Teazer is an opportunity to browse some unique Nova Scotia products, many crafted by local artisans. Warning, you wallet could be much lighter as you exit the door. The good new is, you will be smiling.
Fancy a colorful cashmere throw?…
Gifts…from the practical to the whimsical, there’s something for everyone…
For the environmentally conscious…
(Between The Teazer and P’lovers you will find Joanne’s Deli, and the LaHave Bakery. For some reason,
I didn’t get any photos!). Joanne’s is a great spot to buy delicious local food, from cheese to cheesecake.
Speaking of cheese, the LaHave Bakery sports awesome cheese bread!)
Turn right, and you find yourself face-to-face with The Tea Brewery. Who could resist?
Oatcakes with chocolate…out this world sumptuous!
I’ll leave you now with one final photo of what draws people to Mahone Bay, its drop-dead gorgeous bay…and a promise to show you more of the picturesque Nova Scotia beauty in a future post.
The bay from the Mahone Bay Marina…
Mahone Bay is a little over an hour from Halifax. You can take the 103, or the Lighthouse Route (route 3)
The Lighthouse Route will have you stopping often to devour the local jaw dropping scenery, so leave yourself
lots of time! Open year-round, best time to visit spring, summer, or fall.
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