From Amherst to Joggins to Advocate Harbor to Parrsboro then to Truro there are many tiny communities along the coast separated by lush forests, some small farms and all bordered by a rocky shore that overlooks that fabulous Bay of Fundy.
Lighthouses are every few miles and vital to the navigation along the coast. In one museum I saw a long list of names of shipwrecks located right off shore.
I pulled up to this lighthouse and parked for the night. I was up high enough that the tide wouldn't reach me--I hoped.
It was a great place to watch the sunset--and the returning tide.
I have noticed that very colorful Adirondack chairs are everywhere and have seen at least 4 manufacturers of them along the way.
Those that are made locally are also not very expensive either--in the $30 to $50 range (Canadian $)
The town was named Five Islands--and there were. Here's three...
...and two more.
Each town seems to produce its own museum...
...this one is called Age of Sails, and was especially interesting.
At one time, these communities were famous for ship building. The construction of this building certainly felt and looked like an upside down ship's hull.
The local seamen were the 'First Responders' to the survivors of the Titanic.
The smaller fishing vessels out of these villages were the closest to the disaster and were able to deliver many of the women and children from the life rafts to Cunard's large vessel, the Carpathian.
The museum had a lot of memorabilia on the disaster.
Under the above distress code:
Edmund Burke of Joggins, pioneer in wireless transmission and Morse Code, was first to monitor the Titanic distress code April 15, 1912.
Reading his log was very chilling.
"The Sea carries no tracks.
The town of Parrsboro is very much an artist's colony...
Clearly, art is in the eye of the beholder....
Nothing pretentious, just fun to see.