Over the fog

Flying over the fog at Queensland Beach Provincial Park

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Up Over The Fog

It was a foggy day over Queensland Beach, so I tried flying a drone up and into the fog and then through it.

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Cape St Marys Boat Houses

Boat houses with marine railways in Cape St Marys

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Smugglers Cove Provincial Park

A look at Smugglers Cove Provincial Park

Smuggler’s Cove Provincial Park, also known as “Le Fourneau,” is a picturesque picnic park located in Meteghan, Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada. It can be found alongside Highway 1 in the Yarmouth and Acadian Shores region. The park is named after its popularity with 19th-century pirates, and today, it’s frequented by picnickers.

Visitors can descend wooden stairs to reach a rocky beach and explore a small cave—perhaps a good spot for hiding treasure! At the top of the stairs, there are picnic sites with barbecue pits, offering a view across St. Mary’s Bay to Brier Island. During high tide, the cove fills with ocean water, making it inaccessible, but during low tide, visitors can proceed down an 80-step stairway to explore the ocean floor. Interpretive panels on-site provide insights into the area’s history.

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Digby Pier Lighthouse

The Digby Pier Lighthouse, also known as the Digby Wharf Lighthouse, has an interesting history.

The first light to mark Digby Pier was established in 1887 as a lantern on a pole, exhibiting a red light. In 1903, an enclosed wooden tower replaced the mast light at the outer end of the government pier1. John Roney of Granville Ferry built this tower, which stood 27 feet tall and initially used a seventh-order lens to produce a fixed red light.

After the Digby ferry terminal moved in 1971, the pier fell into disrepair, and the Digby Pier Lighthouse was decommissioned. In the 1970s, the tower was moved to the Saint John Coast Guard Base in New Brunswick, which oversaw lighthouses in the Bay of Fundy.

Eventually it was time to bring the lighthouse back home. The new breakwater planned for Digby needed a light, and Cleveland felt it was fitting for the old Digby Pier Lighthouse to serve that purpose. Unlike other cases where lighthouses were still owned by the Coast Guard, the Digby Pier Lighthouse was not. Nevertheless, the request for repatriation was honored, and the lighthouse returned to Digby. Interestingly, the return involved a “ransom” of 230 pounds of scallops paid by Digby volunteers to Saint John.

Now, the historic Digby Pier Light stands proudly in its original home, marking the harbor and reminding us of its enduring maritime legacy

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Feel The Groove

Much to my joy, while wandering about the market at the Digby Lobster Fest I discovered a wonderful selection of all things tie dyed at the Feel The Groove popup store.

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A Ship With No Name

A nameless Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) tied up in Digby during Lobster Fest

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Allains River Bridge

The former rail bridge over the Allains River in Annapolis Royal

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Bella Nova

The fishing boat Bella Nova in Digby

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Sea Dancer III

The fishing boat Sea Dancer III in Cape St Marys

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