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Saturday, 8 July 2017

My First Tattoo! :)

Hubby and I are back from a mini-vacation to the South Shore of Nova Scotia. 
 We spent some time kicking around Lunenburg, including an interesting tour of the Academy.
 We stopped in at the Lunenburg Makery to purchase their Row By Row kit.
 It's a sweet pattern, which features the Bluenose II, which was built in Lunenburg.
This shot of the churches in Mahone Bay is de rigueur for visitors.

 For fun, we checked out Oak Island to see if anything was going on there.
 We did not cross the causeway :)
The water around the island is an amazing shade of dark blue.

The next day, it was time for the tattoo:  The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, that is!  It was our first time attending, and what a show. We had backstage passes and a guided tour of the whole operation.
The show lasted nearly 3 hours and the time flew by - precision defined.  In addition to being Canada's sesquicentennial anniversary, 2017 is also the 100 year anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, and the battle of Vimy Ridge, and the show included lots of history of these events.
Perfect weather, and a perfect trip...including having a bear safely cross highway 104 in front of us. That's a good omen, right?


  1. Looks like you had a lovely trip. The Nova Scotia Tattoo must be quite the show. I have seen parts of it on TV. Unfortunately, bagpipes scare Doug, so I had to turn it off after a few minutes.

    1. And just in case anyone reading this is confused, it bears mentioning that Doug is your dog and not your husband! *-)

    2. Doug isn't just a fog, he is a force of nature. Oddly, we discovered he was afraid of bagpipes, shortly after he adopted us.

  2. A Tattoo, what a marvellous event to see.

  3. My kind of tattoo. Sounds like a super fun trip.


    1. It was great, Darlene. Maybe your travels will bring you this way some year :)

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    1. Hi, Billie: We had a very good time indeed.There are so many great things to see and do in our province...or as the slogan says "so much to sea". :)

  5. Oh, Karen.......what a great time you had! Of course, if you didn't cross the causeway you didn't have a chance at finding gold.....looks like the Tattoo (all of them!) was good too. Backstage would be interesting, how did you score that?

  6. How delightful that younwere able to get away for a little vacation, and to such a lovely destination. I enjoyed your pictures very much and do so admire The Makery's RowxRow! I'll just bet the tattoo was enlightening. I've never taken the opportunity to attend, but it's on my bucket list! Glad you enjoyed it!

  7. A summer visit to Lunenburg and Mahone Bay is always on my list. Hasnt happened yet this summer, but it will. I have attended the Tattoo three times and was so impressed each time. Glad you got a chance to get away for a bit. Yes, NS has so much to sea!