Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Cape St Mary

The focal point of our second and final day (unfortunately) with Mr and Mrs Saint took us from Yarmouth to another lighthouse, Cape St Mary (or Cape St Mary's). This part of Nova Scotia and for much of the way to Digby is Acadian (ie French), and when we had driven earlier from Digby to Yarmouth, I was surprised as the shore unfolded as almost one continuous village.




There is some confusion in my mind whether it's St Mary as on this sign or St Mary's as I've seen on some maps. Maybe it's that confusion that messed up The Saints head. Cuppa and Minny don't seem perturbed by his loss: quite the opposite, it seems.



You see, he's still searching for his missing brain in this picture. I've heard of Saints losing their heads in times past but doubt they could walk about looking for it after the severing.



Cuppa in front of the somewhat rusty lighthouse. She's was holding onto her hat quite a bit that day. Talk about windy.



My favourite photo from Cap Ste-Marie (to use the other language): perhaps due to the blue sky and cirrus clouds in the background.



Cuppa and Minny braved the wind all of the way to the point.




Some images from the point.





I later took this picture of the lighthouse from a nearby beach.



And this from even farther away ...



... where we had stopped for lunch at a restaurant overlooking the sea.



We landlubbers really liked that restaurant ...



... which also seemed please our Yarmouthian hosts.



So, fie on you: overblown, touristy Peggy. We did just fine without ye.

12 comments:

Ruth said...

Another beautiful spot. If I was starting over again after university, I would live on the shores of a big body of water. (the ocean or Lake Huron would do too)

Anvilcloud said...

Although Sarnia isn't thought of as an attractive place to many, the Lake Huron aspect was nice. A place like Goderich might also be very good.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Looks like some great weather here, wind aside. It's nice being able to see and read about your travels, AC.

Judy said...

Ooo. I do think that I would like to go there.

Where were the crowds?

Anvilcloud said...

The crowds were in Lunenburg and Halifax. :)

Donna said...

Looks like you all are having a wonderful time! Love the Rusty lighthouse...weathered!
hughugs

Ginnie said...

That picture of you and Cuppa is a keeper. You need to enlarge it and have it framed!

Lorna said...

I'm wiping saltspray off my face after those photos---I swear i could see the water moving.

Garnetrose said...

Oh my!! I would love to see some of those sights. Looks like youallhad a great time.

Bernie said...

We always called it St Mary's Cape, and there is a Saint Mary's near Fredericton.....time will soon pass and I will be home again.
Great pictures especially the one of you and cuppa.....:-)

simplycol.com said...

Such amazing photos. Quite the beautiful land we live in. Someday I hope to make it to the East coast.

Pearl said...

looks like a lovely rugged landscape, and even better y'all having fun there.