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.