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Category: By the Sea


Pubnico, Barrington, and Cape Sable island are located at the south-western tip of Nova Scotia. On the western Pubnico penninsula, the Acadian roots of the community are proudly displayed; here one finds Le Village historique de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Here, also, is the Dennis Point Wharf, the largest and busiest fishing…

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In Greek mythology, Psamathe (or Psamanthe in some translations of Ovid) was the goddess of sand beaches.  I hope she wouldn’t mind lending her name to title this abstract image. The original shot (mirrored here) was taken at Hawk Beach on Cape Sable Island near the “drowned forest”. In several…

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Wind and Waves

Even though we didn’t have a lot of snow this winter, we did see four nor’easter storms. Fortunately, Nova Scotia wasn’t hit as hard as the eastern seaboard of the US. Nevertheless, a nor’easter often brings fierce winds, downing trees and power lines, and the ocean storm surge can be…

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Tugboat Tough

Sometimes images are stronger in sets. These three images are from the same tugboat, either decommissioned or awaiting repair, in Belfast, Maine. My wife and I were in Belfast to join the Wanderbird for a week-long cruise of the Maine Islands in 2010. I say cruise, but the Wanderbird was not…

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East Coast Textures

On a small, rocky beach at one Nova Scotia’s many small fishing communities, my wife and I came across this scene – hundreds of scallop shells together. They looked like cast-off dinner plates. And, perhaps, that’s what had been happening here – years of locals bringing home some scallops, shucking them right…

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Mud Cove

Mud Cove sits between the picturesque fishing communities of Blue Rocks and Stonehurst, Nova Scotia. Almost every photographer (myself included) stops here, not to take a picture of the scene above, but to take a picture of a long-abandoned boat pulled up on the shore along the roadside. I have…

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