Monday, 15 June 2015

Poking Around Lahave

Went for a Sunday Drive with my boys... poked our way along the South Shore past Bridgewater and came back thru Voglers Cove and Lahave. Seemed strange to do it on such a sunny day in the truck, but it was lovely.

We stopped at a little museum on the Lahave Islands out past Cresent Beach. It is in an old church perched on the side of the bank overlooking the harbour. Lot's of neat artifacts in there but I was most taken with this old quilt:

I was glad to see that it had a place in the museums collection but sad that it was folded and wrapped in plastic (a little archival preservation research might do the curators good!) and more, it was hanging up so high it was hard to really see it or get a good photo of it. Each little square has a hand embroidered name and the amount they donated to the fundraiser. Everything from 10 cents to a dollar!

Mr. PurpleBoots tells me we've been down this road before, but I can't recall all of it. I remember parts of it...I do know we picniced on that beach the day after we married so I guess he's right; he doesn't forget things like I do.

Salt air, delicious bakery & cafe, antiques shops, galleries & studios, curvy road, good pavement, little traffic, beautiful scenery....pretty much the perfect road for purple boots and pigtails. If I ever get brave enough to get back on the Fatboy and feel the wind in my face this will be high on my list of must-ride-routes. I have to admit that I actually felt my riders spirit lift a little yesterday, so there is hope for me yet.


  1. Can't go wrong with a ride along the South Shore.

  2. Glad you had such a wonderful day!

  3. Sounds like a lovely day! The Lighthouse Route is one of my favs too!

  4. Sounds like you had a great day. Too bad about the quilt.

  5. Your pictures always make me want to pack up and move. I'm just too Southern to be that North for too long! Lol. Glad you had a fun and relaxing day!

  6. you will ride again! I have no doubt. I am making a personal goal to get back out into the world. I have always been such an explorer, Sunday drives included, but since I have moved home to NS that has seemed to stop, which makes no sense. Time to start hunting waterfalls again. Thanks for this post, inspiration everywhere!