2011 von Ohsen Vacation - Coolin' it travel blog

Charlie and Bonnie at Mahone Bay, NS

Machinery Used to Make Cooper's Barrels

Can You See Our RV on the shore across Shelburne Bay?

Jen Relaxing in Oversized Chair - Entry Was Not Graceful!

Shelburne Still Builds Custom Made Dorys Here

Bottle Bottom Glass Windows

Does Anyone Know What This Bush Is? Beautiful, Full of Bees

Shelburne PO Built Entirely of Granite

Charlie Rubbing a Belly-Full of Fish Cakes at Lothar's

Our Campsite, The Islands Provincial Park, Shelburne, NS

The Islands Provincial Park


We drove the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia to Shelburne. We stopped for pictures of the 3 famous churches that grace Mahone Bay (United, Lutheran and Anglican).

We had a beautiful campsite in The Islands Provincial Park right on Shelburne Harbor. We so enjoyed seeing the tides again and even had a full moon over the bay! Bonnie enjoyed swimming whenever she wanted and we had lots of terrain for us all to enjoy hiking.

Charlie and I enjoyed the walking tour of Shelburne we found at the VC. There are some amazing structures here w/beautiful details. The Scarlet Letter movie was filmed here. We also learned that this was originally a huge settlement of British Loyalists who fled the U.S. after the American Revolution. We also saw a facility that still makes the wooden Cooper Barrels.

Shelburne boasts the most 18th century wooden structures in North America (since they never suffered a fire). Many of the homes have granite foundations since it was quarried right here in Shelburne. The Post Office is built entirely of granite.

We had lunch at Lothar’s, whom we met. He is a German chef and his creations have a European flair. Our fish cakes were fantastic!



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