Summer Memories – Pugwash

Yup, you read that right – Pugwash.  This place does exist in Nova Scotia, and it is where a friend of mine grew up.  She lived there one summer, so I took a trip out to see her.

It was nice all weekend.  We talked about going swimming, since she was near the water, but it wasn’t quite warm enough in the waters.

Pugwash Sky
Pugwash Sky

We went horseback riding (her parents have horses).  The horse I was on led me into a tree during the first 10 minutes, but we managed to strike a deal for the rest of the excursion – he didn’t lead me into tree branches and I tried not to lead him.  Considering that I hadn’t been on a horse for many, many moons this was not the worst thing that could have happened.

We also went to the Bay of Fundy to look at the fossils.  More specifically we went to the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, which is close to Pugwash and doesn’t require driving through the Nova Scotia/New Brunswick border.

Really, really, really, really, really old tree.
Really, really, really, really, really old tree.

I found a piece of sea-glass amid the rocks.

The bay.
The bay.

We had a bonfire and made smores in the evening; drank tea and ate breakfast on the front porch in the morning.  Visiting a small town with very few neighbours can be refreshing when you spend a lot of time in a city.

We went for drives, taking pictures of the countryside:

Small-town bridge!  One lane only!
Small-town bridge! One lane only!

Found a cave on the side of the road:

It looks enchanted.
It looks enchanted.

And then parked the car so that we could climb down and take more pictures of the cave.

A light at the end of the tunnel.
A light at the end of the tunnel.

There wasn’t too much to do in Pugwash, but (like most places) it’s more about who you’re visiting instead of where you’re visiting.

One comment

  1. Ah! Pugwash! I have fond memories of camping in that area with my family. A storm blew up off the Strait, and we had to vacate our tents and go in the van in the middle of the night! It’s funny now… 🙂
    What a fantastic fossil photo! Joggins is one of my most fave places in NS. Although I liked it better when I was younger and no one really knew where it was… I found a fossilized fern back then.
    Thanks for the post!

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