Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Winter lobster fishing season ends today

There are a couple lobster seasons here in Parrsboro and along the shore to Advocate Harbour: one in the spring leading to the end of July, the other in the fall and concluding today. The winter one makes for some easy Christmas dinner and New Year's eve lobster purchases!

I was at the beach late this afternoon (Partridge Island) when I noticed the last lobster boat of the season coming in on the calm tide.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Heard the bells on Christmas eve

We'll head to church early tonight to help with the energetic task of Christmas eve bell ringing. It's still common to hear church bell towers sound in Parrsboro on Sunday mornings and Christmas eve. We've got more than our share of historic churches. This one is St George's Anglican with it's massive gothic doors adorned for the holidays.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

High - low tide harbour

Those of you who follow my other blog will know that I kinda collect sets of high-low tide photos. There are many places along the Fundy shore by Parrsboro to take such photos - they're kinda like eating chips...once you start you can't stop taking them. Here's a set that I took in late fall at the Parrsboro wharf.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Winter scene on Main St

Here's a favourite shop for many locals and visitors: Sweet Brier Boutique on Main St - also known by its short form as "Joan's" for owner, Joan Jones.

Joan has a great eye for trends, fashion, jewelry and home decor and regularly travels to Toronto to make gift show orders. Many times I've been stopped in airports, hotel lobbies or conferences and asked the source of my handbag, jewelry, scarf or sweater, and I'm always proud to say "Sweet Brier" in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia.

Joan and her daughter Jill have fun with their storefront year round and, on this snowy night last week, it made a picture-perfect winter scene!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Parrsboro upside down

You'll want to pay attention as you head down Main St to the inner edge of the Parrsboro harbour. We've got a cool thing going on there: on one side of the short causeway to the beach there is the tidal harbour (empty like a drained sink part of the day) then, on the other side of the causeway, the Aboiteau - a fresh water lake.

This is a great little lake often used for recreational boating in the summer and sometimes for outdoor skating in the winter. It also makes a great mirror for reflecting a few Main St buildings on a calm day, such as today.