Back in 2011, I posted about the refurbishment of our beloved Bluenose, the famous ship depicted on the Canadian 10 cent piece ,
and on our Nova Scotia licence plate. Should you feel nostalgic you can see that post here.
Though this is really the third incarnation of this ship, it is called the Bluenose II and not III. Don't ask. It's a long story. The rebuild had a budget of $14.4 million and was to be completed by 2012. Instead the ship was just completed this summer (2015) at a cost of close to $20 million. Among other boondoggles the design team opted for a heavy steel rudder rather than a wooden one like the original had, and were amazed in the summer of 2014 to find the ship difficult to steer !
But it's in the water now and I was thrilled to head to Lunenburg yesterday for a cruise on this legendary ship with blogger chums, Sara and Susan. (We call ourselves "S Club 3")
|Me, Sara and Susan with Lunenburg in the distance.|
|Lunenburg and the "Haven" lighthouse.|
|Me. Trying out that wind-blown, "hair straight back look".|
|Sara, rockin' the wind blown look.|
|Coming back into harbour.|