Photo Essay: Images from Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore

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Join me on an exploration of Nova Scotia — discover the remote and beautiful Eastern Shore: home of surf beaches, kayak routes and historical villages.

In This Nova Scotia Photo Essay You Will Discover:

  • Where to Surf in Atlantic Canada
  • Living Museums
  • Amazing Lobsters
  • Scenic Kayak Routes
  • & More

My recent trip to Nova Scotia was important for two reasons. First, it got me one step closer to having visited all 13 provinces and territories in Canada. (Newfoundland & Labrador and New Brunswick are all that remain… though I’ve technically been to Labrador.) But most of all, I was afforded the opportunity to explore the path-less-travelled: the Eastern Shore.

Rather than hanging around Lunenburg, Peggy’s Cove and the Bay of Fundy, like most Nova Scotia tourists do, I drove northeast from Halifax along the Eastern Shore. And here’s what I saw:

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One stop before I left Halifax: the famous Citadel, where one can see a real 1890s-era musket fire!

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Buttercup (a.k.a. Butterball), the friendly woodchuck. Just one of the many animals receiving medical care and rehabilitation at the Hope for Wildlife centre in Seaforth.

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We were surfing some solid knee-high waves at Lawrencetown Beach with East Coast Surf School. In autumn, waves here get over-head on a perfect point-break.

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Lawrencetown Beach is one of many picturesque waterfronts on the Eastern Shore.

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Yea, I guess that’s a pretty big lobster… (on display at Memory Lane, an authentic 1940s Maritime Village).

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Kayaking with Coastal Adventures — this is scenic Baltee Island, offshore of Tangier.

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Welcomed by a new friend as we return from our half-day kayak trip.

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Let’s be honest. This is the real reason we all go to Nova Scotia.

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Sherbrooke Village is an authentic, mid-19th century town; a living museum. These interesting “medicines” were on display at the apothecary.

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One of the many colourful characters at Sherbrooke Village — care to buy a spurtle?

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Tony the Blacksmith pounds some iron at Sherbrooke Village. (And he even let me try!)

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DesBarres Manor Inn, in Guysborough; one of the nicest hotels on the Eastern Shore (although it may be haunted).

I’m writing an article for Explore Magazine on the surf scene; due out in September — just in time for the hurricane season swells.

About the author: David Webb is a Vancouver, BC-based travel writer, photographer and magazine editor.

2 comments… add one

  • Meryl Atkinson Aug 26, 2014

    Great pictures of our beautiful Eastern Shore. It was a pleasure meeting you and the other members of the group. I am very happy you enjoyed our lobster dinner and hope you will return sometime to enjoy another meal at The Henley House Pub and Restaurant in Sheet Harbour.

  • The Local Traveler Jun 19, 2014

    That photo of buttercup is ADORABLE and your other photos are amazing, too. I love Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore, you’ve captured it well.

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