It's a rainy-muggy day here in Lunenburg. I got up early and walked around the awesome shops and took in the sights. I love heritage buildings. The one that I'm staying in was built in 1901, and originally belonged to a Navy Admiral. Most buildings in the historic district have plaques on them giving them a date, and detail for whom they were first built. Because Lunenburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are certain rules that the owners of buildings must follow - the paint must be specific colours, the building materials must be specific as well. It's so interesting, but I can imagine takes a lot of hard work. I'm sure it pays off well though considering the tourism that comes in. And what I like about the tourists here is that they are quieter. Halifax was loud and crazy, but this is quiet and slow-paced.
I spent my afternoon in a village about 10km from Lunenburg called Mahone Bay. Of course, I discovered the local antique shop. It's okay, though, Mom. I did real good at this one too! I held off on buying this amazing little purse from the 40's. Oh, it was tough, but what I did get I'll get more use out of!!
Mahone Bay is similar to Lunenburg in the look of the waterfront properties. It's also full of little artisan shops and cafes. I took a little gander into the 'Settler's Museum' there and learned about Oak Island's fabled treasure, and also a little history about the settlement. The volunteer working there was so informative about the history of the village. I stayed in Mahone Bay for lunch, and had the best seafood chowder ever! I only hope I recreate it!!
Now I'm back in Lunenburg for the evening. I drove around the harbour to get some pictures from a different vantage point. It's still rainy and foggy and muggy, and there's supposed to be a thunderstorm - I can only hope!! I love thunderstorms, and I can imagine they're pretty dandy here.