Monday, August 09, 2010


I had seen some neat pictures of neat buildings in Lunenburg, and I said to myself, "Neat! I want to go there." So we stopped on the way from Yarmouth to Halifax. It's true, there were lots of neat buildings, but it was just a disappointing tourist trap sort of place for me. There were lots of over-priced shops and over-priced restaurants and lots of people and cars, so that it was hard to get any neat pictures. But such as I have I leave with you.

It is a pretty town built on a steeply slanting shore which makes strolling around quite an exercise in ... er ... exercise, but a quaint, little out of the way fishing village it ain't. While Lunenburg might be the prettiest tourist town that I'll ever see, I was happy to move on after a disappointing little walkabout. Perhaps I'd have felt differently if I hadn't dropped in at the height of tourist season when everybody and her dog (literally) were also dropping in. Can't stand dem gawking tourists. Of course, my impressions were also doubtless affected by the reality that I and my stomach were not in the pink of condition by the time we made this stop.


Mary G said...

Yes, me too. I have noted the info and if I ever go there, it will be out of tourist season.
Having said that, you do have some good shots - neat but not gaudy, as they say.
I particularly like the red buildings in shot three where you have arranged the colour coded pick-up trucks so well.
It must be some eye-dazzling on a really sunny day.

Ginger said...

I'm enjoying your posts on your trip, AC! I've never been to that part of the world, so now I'm doing it vicariously.

We went to a town like this in Michigan a couple of days ago. It was awfully crowded, looked WAY overpriced, and although we drove around for 10-15 minutes, we could find not ONE parking spot. So we shook the proverbial dust of Saugatuck off our shoes and set off to the south again.

Being able to travel off-season is a good thing...not typically available to teachers still on the job, of course.

Diana said...

All of the buildings were very neat looking AC. I couldn't help but wonder if you started to lean while you walked! It looks like Cuppa spent more money?!
Love Di ♥

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

Sure colorful, that is for sure. I guess anyone can paint up the town and call it an attraction. I am like you I like the less congested places.

Anonymous said...

I've been there twice and neither time was in the height of tourist season. Maybe that's why I fell in love with it.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Definitely agree with you AC that travelling when so many others are doing it isn't great. That's "why" we never really travel far during the summer cause it's when everyone else is "doing it." Nice colors on the buildings. Thanks for the explanations too.

Bernie said...

Oh AC it is a quaint little fishing village....I love it. Mind you I have only visited a few times, perhaps the home folk were having a bad day.....:-) Hugs