Sunday, August 30, 2015

Lunenburg - town of music, scenery and adventure

Our stay began with the Lunenburg Folk Festival.  We made two days of a three day festival - full of traditional folk and fiddle music.  Some musicians we recognized, many we experienced new.  Two full days of good music, and a fine introduction to Lunenburg.  The town was full of photo ops.

We booked into a wonderful Airbnb, with our host Jill, who gave us the home away from home that we had wished had been our home.
Jill's home.

We felt both comfortable, relaxed and enjoyed our stay at Jill's, a warm and lovely host, with loads of info and ideas for our visit.

Like most of the area, Lunenburg grew up with the fishing industry - and the culture, people are all based in, and around, the sea.  Taking advantage of being on the coast, we kayaked (and stayed in the boat), biked, hiked the coast, and visited several small villages along the way.

Karen surrounded by Cairns on the Crescent Beach walk.

I finally got Ron to slow down.

 Art studios and galleries are everywhere.  Here was a very charming one in the village of Petite Reviera.  We found a whimsical piece for our apartment.  Now we just have to figure out where we have space to hang it.  Also an interesting park - The Ovens, partially owned by the Chapmans (as in Harry Chapman) , and they (of course not including Harry) were in Lunenburg for a concert.
Great bakery.  Worth the detour to Le Have.

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