Margaretsville Lighthouse

Another glorious sunny day in the Annapolis Valley. Teddy and Heidi, Chris’s parents Shitzu, seem to be getting along better or perhaps Heidi is just becoming more tolerant after a few days of Teddy’s antics. They rough house a fair bit but it all seems to be in fun.

We worked around the house this morning and then all took a drive out to Margaretsville to have a look at the Bay of Fundy. The tide was in so there wasn’t too much in the way of wave action along the coast. The art gallery at the end of the pier was open for business even on a Sunday so we had a little wander through. I was surprised to see a sign saying no photographs of individual pieces. I’m thinking any exposure for rural co-op artists has to be a good thing but perhaps not. We didn’t buy anything but enjoyed looking.

We managed a walk out to the end of the old pier. A few guys were fishing off the end of the pier but nobody seemed to be catching anything. Several families staying in the bed and breakfasts near by were out beach combing. The shore line is quite rocky with not much sand to walk on but the scenery is beautiful nonetheless.

I grabbed today’s shots with my iPhone. Chris’s father used to know the owner of the small shack and boat many years ago when he spent time in this area. Not much has changed in this small quaint Annapolis valley village over the years. We were hoping to grab a soft ice cream cone at the local ice cream shop but unfortunately it was closed today. Instead, we continued on our driving tour over to Middleton and then back into Kingston where we did manage to find some soft ice cream cones before stopping to pick up some strawberries and blueberries at a local fruit stand for dessert tonight.

Chris’s dad has an MRI scheduled in Kentville on Monday morning so we are going to delay our return to Lake Echo until he gets back home.


  1. Bob August 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    hm…somehow that didn’t come out right. By, “haven’t been back in a while”, I meant we haven’t had a chance to get to Nova Scotia in a few years. Nothing to do with the fog, except for in my head, that is.

  2. Bob August 15, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    Oh my! Spent the first ten years of my life hanging around “Maggotville” er, I mean, Margaretville. There are some of us who never put the “s” in there, not sure why, but I still can’t quite bring myself to do it. If you had a good arm, you could have thrown a rock and hit the house of one of my cousins, just a few metres towards East Margaretville. (Along Seamen Street) You went right past a church on your right as you went down the hill? Went to Sunday School there. My Aunt Sadie (Baker) lived across the street. Our family lived up the Ben Phinney Road about a mile.
    This kind of stuff just makes my head spin.
    The good news was…it wasn’t foggy! We usually call my cousin ahead of time to see if it’s foggy or not if we’re coming over from the valley. Needless to say, we haven’t been back in a while.
    You’re getting some better weather than they’ve been having earlier on.
    Have fun!

  3. Karen August 14, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    Looking at your pictures makes me want to get out to the East Coast and have a look around myself!!