Monday, August 02, 2010

Cape Forchu

Many thanks to the travelling quarters for helping me out yesterday. What a great bunch! As much as I appreciate them, however, it's time for them to hibernate and for AC to start writing his own blog, thank you very much.

We didn't know it at the time, but, due to fog and rain, we were eventually going to miss visiting the famous lighthouse at Peggy's Cove. However, Saint Paul and Minny are of the opinion that there are better lighthouse sights in Nova Scotia and endeavoured to prove their point by first taking us to Cape Forchu just outside of Yarmouth.

Without seeing Old Peg, I am tempted to agree, and perhaps you will too after sharing my first glimpses of the Forchu lighthouse as we approached the upward climb to the structure.

Partway up, we stopped for another photo op. I stood staring up, trying to figure out how else to shoot the beacon while The Saint checked a picture he had just taken. There is rather a stunned look on my face as I try to take it in. That happens a lot — even when there are no lighthouses to go gaga over (with apologies to the Lady singer of said name) .

Here are the pics that I took from about that spot.

Not too shabby, eh?

This is out of sequence but is my final shot of Cape Forchu from the far shore as we later headed toward the next stop of that day's tour.

You can't help but feeling small when as you gaze upon the vast ocean, but there was definitely more to it as this pic of Cuppa and Minny attests.

Below, Cuppa and Minny look out from the point.

Part of what they saw.

Little did we know that that Saint Paul and Minny had another lighthouse visitation in store for us, but that will have to wait for another day.


Donna said...

Love the Chair Shot!!Hahaa...
Glad to see y'all enjoying yourselves...You deserved the rest.
Missing the "quarters" though!Lol
Safe driving!

Ruth said...

That is a lovely lighthouse. It looks very modern in design and I am curious as to the age of the exterior. I looked it up on Google and there are pictures of it with a more traditional lighthouse shape. Will have to remember this place for my next visit to the east coast.

Anvilcloud said...

It's supposedly an applecore lighthouse. Some info here.

Diana said...

Gorgeous, beautiful scenery AC! I am so glad that you are enjoying yourselves. Love Di ♥

Bernie said...

Have never seen this lighthouse AC, thank you for sharing.
Was it that cool there you needed jackets?......:-) Hugs

Anvilcloud said...

It wasn't so cool as it was windy out on those points.

Mara said...

I am almost tempted to ask Cuppa and Minnie whether they stand on chairs at home too! I work with teenagers too much...

Love the photos though, especially the ones of the lighthouse.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Lovely to see Le Drapeau Acadie flying high.

When I was young I yearned to become a lighthouse keeper or a fire tower ranger. Seems I wanted to alone in my life's work

Ruth said...

"applecore"...well named. Thanks for the link.

Lorna said...

Well chosen, but why were you hanging with Saints?