Lobster vs. Starfish

One website that we find particularly amusing and informative is the Nova Scotia Webcams site. By clicking on the webcams, you can get a live view of what is going on all around the province – from the 12th hole of the Highland Links Golf Course in Ingonish, to Cape Forchu Light station in Yarmouth.  We’ve been able to watch the waves in the effect of hurricanes at Peggy’s Cove and the reconstruction of the Bluenose II.

This week, however, our we were captivated by altercations between a lobster and some starfish in the “Lobster cam” located in Halifax Harbour.

Who knew that lobster, in addition to being so much fun to eat, are also fun to watch!

 

Bay of Fundy Time Lapse

I came across this video earlier this afternoon of the Bay of Fundy time lapse at Burntcoat Head.  A couple of weeks ago, two of our guests were celebrating their 29th anniversary with a trip to Nova Scotia and wanted to have a lobster picnic at Burntcoat Head, located less than an hour’s drive from the Belgravia Bed & Breakfast‘s location in Truro.  They went to the store and bought lobsters and salads and we provided a picnic bag with dishes and ice packs.  We were delighted to find the following review on Trip Advisor after they arrived home:

“Anne and D’Arcy were wonderful hosts! We arrived quite early in the afternoon (before check in times) and they welcomed us and let us put our things in the room before exploring Truro. We wanted to take a lobster picnic out to Burntcoat Point for dinner followed by a walk on the ocean floor at low tide. I asked if we could borrow a few forks to take with us, and that was not a problem. They directed us to the store to buy lobster and salads, and when we returned a complete soft sided picnic pack was ready for us complete with plates, table cloth, cutlery, wine glasses, lobster cracking devices, ice packs and even wetnaps! That was way beyond a couple of forks, and it made our romantic picnic by the Bay of Fundy so special. The room was very good and the breakfast was excellent. You’ve got to try D’Arcy’s warm freshly baked blueberry muffins in the morning.”

I have to admit, I was a little bit jealous of their romantic date and I’m hoping that D’Arcy will do the same for me some nice summer day – hopefully before we hit 29 years of marriage!  🙂  When you watch the time lapse, I’m sure you’ll be able to see why!  Can’t you just see yourself sitting on the bank by the lighthouse (or at one of their picnic tables), eating lobster and watching the Bay of Fundy go in and out?  I can!

And please remember to www.votemyfundy.com !

What a great time of year!

Last weekend was a long one, to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Birthday.  We spent Saturday & part of Sunday in Halifax at the Blue Nose Marathon.  Our boys both ran in the Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run (4.2k) on Saturday and D’Arcy & I both ran the 5k race on Sunday morning.  It was my first race and I was pleased to finish with a time of 32:01!  I sent D’Arcy on ahead of me and he finished with a time of 26:35.

D'Arcy & Anne, before the race started

D'Arcy & Anne, before the race started

We took a picnic lunch out to Peggy’s Cove Saturday afternoon and played tourist.  We lived in Prospect when we got married, so it was fun to drive down the coast and visit some of our old “neighbourhood”.  I was so disappointed to find that the little house we lived in when we were married has been rebuilt as a two story modern home.  What a view the people who live there now have – I still miss it!  We could see the ocean out of every window in the house…

A sunny and calm day at Peggy's Cove

A sunny and calm day at Peggy's Cove

A view from the lighthouse, towards the Village

A view from the lighthouse, towards the Village

The obligatory photo on the rocks to prove we were there!

The obligatory photo on the rocks to prove we were there!

We got home on Sunday in time to greet our guests for the evening and get unpacked.  

It is currently lobster season in this area of Nova Scotia, so we went out on Monday and got three beautiful lobsters for only $5.77/lb. This is the lowest price I’ve seen for lobster in years.  D’Arcy’s father was commenting the other day that lobster is actually less expensive than bologna now which reminded me of the stories my father used to tell about hiding behind the school at lunch to eat his lobster sandwiches as a child because lobster was what the poor kids ate!  I made a German potato salad and we steamed some fresh local beet greens and had a wonderful supper!  I love this time of year!

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