Last summer, I decided to spend time exploring my home province of Nova Scotia. My curiosity took me to the Southern Shore area of the province, all the way down to Port Mouton. One of the towns I’d wanted to visit for a long time was Lunenburg, and I got that chance on this road trip. Lunenburg is mostly known for being the town where the famous schooner the Bluenose was built.
Unfortunately, we did not see the Bluenose that day, but we did get to experience Lunenburg and everything else it has to offer: the quaint fishing docks, the busy harbour, the colorful houses and businesses in the closed quarters of the cramped downtown area, the steep hills and alleyways leading to more layers of colorful streets. I was surprised at the number of shops, restaurants, and museums in Lunenburg because I'd always thought it was much smaller. Walking those streets felt like I had stepped back in time or was transported to a movie set. The old-style pubs and street signs, the old buildings. Except for the fog that was said to roll into port every evening, I could picture myself living in a place like Lunenburg.