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.
We would meet about once a week somewhere – most often in the Lunenburg area – in our company vehicles and then dine on his food allowance – a pretty sweet deal that would never be seen in this day and age.
For dinner we’d probably have scallops and a bottle of Liebfraumilch or Black Nun. That was living though I wouldn’t be caught dead drinking that stuff now. A hearty yes still to the scallops.
It’s a quick drive from Lunenburg
After dinner we’d take a drive down to Blue Rocks Nova Scotia – only about 10 minutes away from Lunenburg. We always seemed to catch it on a sunny evening with the perfect light.
When I revisited by bike what most struck me – apart from the totally dead feeling to the place – 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 as well.
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.
Who would enjoy a visit to Blue Rocks Nova Scotia?
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.
Further reading on Nova Scotia
- 12 of the Best Things to do in Nova Scotia
- One of Nova Scotia’s Great Day Hikes: The Hike to Cape Split
- Don’t Miss a Stay at the Cape D’Or Lighthouse in Nova Scotia
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