Shelburne in the Beandock


A visit to Shelburne found me as usual drawn to the waterfront, its lack of telephone poles and overhead wires really make me feel as though I peek into history.

A walk led me to the bright coloured door with an OPEN sign. The Beandock was busy with locals in and out for coffee, skor bars, and cinnamon rolls other home baked goodies for  morning starts.

Lunch was a treat, with plates of fresh crisp sandwiches on seedy thick breads and melt in your mouth and fingers skor bars.

The dining room is heavy with C’s, cozy, comfortable, clean and casual, not to mentions the coveted tables with views of Shelburne Harbour.

Shelburne down at the Beandock


Pictou The Tartan Heart

Pictou the Tartan Heart

Pictou, Nova Scotia is a town and a county, a sister and a brother to Stellarton, Westville, New Glasgow and Trenton. This group sails under the Pictou Tartan (pictured above) who’s colours represent, green for the forest, blue for the rivers and ocean, yellow for the golden beaches, white for the lighthouses, red for the industry and purple for the Scots.

History here has long roots to African and Scottish Nova Scotia, these roots also extend to First Nations, British, English, Irish, Dutch , French, Asian, and Mediterranean, creating a mosaic  of spirited people.

Pictou County is a playground for day explorers, stay in any or each of these places and discover how to hatch a lobster or catch a movie at the Empire Drive In or maybe ask Mrs McGregor for her oatcake recipe.  You will find day programming for kids of all ages, water slides and shopping districts. Pictou County offers play for the whole family.

NFL or Northumberland Ferries sail between Pictou, NS  and Woods Island, PEI. This ferry was built by Pictou Industries and can carry up to 220 cars and 600 passengers. The crossing takes 75 minutes and gives you bragging rights for sailing the Northumberland Strait.