Thursday, August 30, 2012

More on Bear River ...


A real treat on my visit to Bear River was getting to meet fellow blogger Flora Doehler of  Our Bear River Adventure.  Flora and her partner Larry, are artists who are thriving in the creative atmosphere of Bear River.

My chum Margie and I visited their Green Willow Studio, where Larry patiently took me through a  hands-on demonstration of how he creates his beautiful enamel jewellery.

Enamel-work in foreground.

Some of Larry's beautiful enamel-work.
I love Flora's vibrant, paintings.
Margie, Larry and Flora, and Wendy too.
Pleasant Street Baptist Church Steeple.

High on our "to do" list was driving down Digby Neck to Brier Island.  Digby Neck is a narrow peninsula that sticks down in the Bay of Fundy.  The two-hour trip is punctuated by two short ferry rides.


We made an unplanned trip down Beautiful Cove Road, just because we liked its name.  And we weren't disappointed.


Basalt formations in the foreground.  Basalt is formed by lava.
 I Googled it but I got mildly lost in the explanation.

Now THIS looks like how I expect lava  to look.
Nova Scotia is a feast for the eyes.  Our trip to Brier Island did not disappoint.


Sadly, there are abandoned buildings everywhere -- signs of a by-gone era when fish were plentiful and times were prosperous.


There were countless paths to follow.  Each offering its own special delights.


But this small cove held the greatest delight of the trip.





12 comments:

  1. Sybil, it was so nice meeting you and I hope you'll come back sometime before the snow flies.
    I think it is so cool that you saw that seal on the island and thanks for sharing the photo. So sweet!
    Also…..I like that kayak post. It looks like fun.
    Flora

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    1. Thanks Flora. It was a pleasure meeting you and that handsome fella of yours.

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  2. Oh goodness, he is a beautiful little guy!!
    I'm glad you made it to Brier :) Whale watching next time? I can also steer you to the great sea glass collection spot ;)
    xo j.

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    1. Julie, I so wanted to go whale watching but funds are short and so was time ...

      Definitely wanna know about the sea glass spot.

      Maybe we'll go whale watching together next year ?

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  3. Oh Sybil, I was thoroughly enjoying your pictures, especially Briar Island, when I jumped for joy at your last picture. How neat is that. I have a thing for seals and whales, and just love your picture. Thanks for the post.

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    1. Who can resist those big soppy eyes Bonnie ?

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  4. Oh my goodness!! That seal is about the most adorable thing I've seen in a long time!

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    1. That's coz you haven't met me Karma. lol

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  5. You got to meet another fellow blogger, hurray! And like everyone else already said--that little seal is the sweetest. Look at his face! You always make me want to move to the oceanside.

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    1. Kathy, yep. I need to find something to "notch" every time I meet a fellow blogger.

      ... any time you want to visit you are most welcome.

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  6. We haven't made it out to Brier Island this summer...I love the drive, so we'll have to put it on the fall list of places to go!

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    1. Sara, it was lovely, I just wish it was a bit closer. Have a marvellous visit there.

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