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Timeless coastal scenes in Blue Rocks
Timeless coastal scenes in Blue Rocks

Blue Rocks Nova Scotia – A Stunning Fishing Village

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I returned to Blue Rocks Nova Scotia after more than a 33 year hiatus. The last time I was here was in the early dating phase with my husband John – and we’ve been married now for almost 38 years.

At the time we were both working as geologists for the summer in Nova Scotia – but for different companies. My company gave me a vehicle and a cook prepared our meals. His company gave him a vehicle and weekly food allowance. That meant we could indulge weekly in wine and scallops in the Lunenburg area and then head to Blue Rocks Nova Scotia – a 10 minute drive away, to walk off the meal.

That wine we’d drink was probably Liebfraumilch or Black Nun. That was living though I wouldn’t be caught dead drinking that stuff now. But a hearty yes still to the scallops.

The view as you enter the hamlet of Blue Rocks
The view as you enter the hamlet of Blue Rocks

It’s a quick drive from Lunenburg

When I revisited by bike what most struck me – apart from the totally quiet feeling to Blue Rocks – was its timeless beauty. I spoke with someone last night who had found a local to chat to – and she was told that there are still six fisherman working out of Blue Rocks. It’s also the type of place people retire to.

Should you make it as far as Lunenburg don’t miss the chance to explore this small fishing hamlet. Blue Rocks Nova Scotia is a place untouched by time. 

                     

Blue Rocks Nova Scotia – who would enjoy a visit?

If you’re a photographer or an artist you’ll adore a visit to Blue Rocks. Try and catch the golden hour for the magical light. And if you’re into kayaking, the waters around Blue Rocks would be fun to poke around in.

Looking out on very calm seas
Looking out on very calm seas in Blue Rocks
Blue on blue
Blue on blue
Fisherman's cottage with a view
Fisherman’s cottage with a view
A scenic coastal road
A scenic coastal road
A blast of colour in the Blue Rocks harbour
A blast of colour in the Blue Rocks harbour
Safe harbour here
Safe harbour here
Walk the wharf in Blue Rocks
Walk the wharf in Blue Rocks
Love the palette of colours in Blue Rocks
Love the palette of colours in Blue Rocks
Colourful fishing shacks and cottages
Colourful fishing cottages
People aren't afraid of colour in Blue Rocks
People aren’t afraid of colour in Blue Rocks
It's fun exploring tide pools
It’s fun exploring tide pools but don’t slip on the seaweed
Fishing boat at anchor
Fishing boat at anchor in Blue Rocks

Further reading on Nova Scotia

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A quick trip to Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia

 

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