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Monday, 6 November 2017

Mahone Bay

When one looks at the community now, it is hard to imagine the time when ship and boatbuilding were in their heyday here. Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, is a small town which has some modern homes around the water and an area of older homes nearby. 




There are pleasure craft anchored in the bay while a marina further out the bay looks busy. 




During our recent visit to Nova Scotia, we stopped twice in Mahone Bay on our way to and from Lunenburg. The community of 1000 people was busy with tourists late in October. We enjoyed a walk along the bay on both occasions.


The bay was a mirror when we stopped for breakfast one morning. 





We could hear pigeons on their gazebo perch across the channel.






A flock of mallards bathed and showered in the channel, as they flapped their wings and sprayed water high into the air.




A house at the head of the bay looked its best reflected in the water.





On the bay, several floating cottages looked like ideal retreats.





The three churches, famous in pictures of Mahone Bay, were difficult to photograph because of the light. This was the best photo.





Trinity United in on the right.


St. John’s Lutheran is in the middle.


St. James Anglican is on the left. 


I will visit Mahone Bay again in pursuit of a great photo of the three churches.

31 comments:

Blogoratti said...

What a beautiful place, calm and serene atmosphere. The photos look wonderful indeed. Thanks for sharing.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Mahone Bay is a gorgeous place alright. And those famous Three Churches!

DJan said...

They are all lovely photos, but I'm glad you'll return to take more pictures, since it's such a beautiful place. I like the picture you did capture of the churches. :-)

Debbie said...

so much beauty, there at the bay. the last picture of the three churches is really stunning!!!

Jenn said...

Wow!! Love the photos. Can I live in that blue house on the bay?? I love an old church...seeing 3 like that together in a photo is spectacular!

Elephant's Child said...

What an absolutely GLORIOUS place. Thank you.

bill burke said...

Those photos are great, Marie. The blue house and its reflection is my favorite, the photo is perfect! The image with the three churches looks fantastic, I like it.
Thanks for the impressive tour.

Shammickite said...

For some reason I am having trouble looking at the photos, but I have been to Mahone Bay so I am using my imagination!!!!!!

The Furry Gnome said...

Neat floating cottage! And nice churches too.

jenny_o said...

All your photos are wonderful, but the third from the end is GLORIOUS!

Rhodesia said...

I love water reflections, and I love the 3 churches, not many places could you get 3 of them in one photo. Take care, Cheers Diane

Anvilcloud said...

We drove through way back when. We stopped at Tims and I took a photo of those three churches. Although it was 7+ years ago, I pictured the churches right away.

Marie Smith said...

It is serene for sure, B.

Marie Smith said...

Love the churches refelcted in the water, Debra. Have to take that shot one day!

Marie Smith said...

The church photo here is the best of many, taken at different locations, Jan. I look forward to going back to try for a better one. Now I know what location to start from.

Marie Smith said...

Thanks, Debbie. It's not too bad but there are better to be had.

Marie Smith said...

That blue house was so pretty reflected in the water, Jenn.

Marie Smith said...

Mahone Bay is glorious, EC.

Marie Smith said...

I love the blue house photo too, Bill.

Marie Smith said...

The photos are big files, Shammi.

Marie Smith said...

i would love to visit those cottages on the bay, FG. My husband, not so much!

Marie Smith said...

The blue house is too close to the water for my comfort but it is so pretty, Jenny.

Marie Smith said...

The three churches photo is unique, Diane.

Marie Smith said...

The church photo is THE one to take in Mahone Bay, AC.

Artes da Vovó Mada said...

Maravilhosa imagens...amei a casa azul refletida na água, pareceu uma pintura.
Amei a imagem das tres igrejas...perfeito. Abraços!!!

Marie Smith said...

Obrigado. Foi um ótimo lugar para tirar fotos.

Barbara said...

Beautiful little place. Love the houseboat. Now that is my idea of boating.

Down by the sea said...

It must have looked so different during those ship building days. It looks so beautiful and serene now. Sarah x

Marie Smith said...

I loved those cottages on the bay on a calm day, Barbara.

Marie Smith said...

It is gorgeous there, Sarah.

Anonymous said...

These are the most gorgeous pictures. I appreciate you sharing with us.