Last September my boyfriend and I headed south to Hunt's Point, a place he had stayed in many times with family but that I had never been to. He described it to me as the place that he is the most peaceful. After being there a few days, I sure knew exactly what he was talking about.
During our stay, we stayed at my boyfriend’s aunt's cottages which she runs from May through October each year. When he said we were staying in a cottage I thought it would be something similar to what I had stayed in with my family in Australia when I was growing up, a cabin in a caravan park, but it was far different.
I have a not-so-secret love for anything kitschy and when we walked in and there were lighthouse knick knacks and some good ‘ol Nova Scotia tartan curtains, I seriously wanted to live there! I don’t have much of a sense of smell but I’m told that the wood that the cabin is made of smells lovely and I was pleasantly surprised with how big and cozy it was.
The next day after having a nice sleep in we got up and went out for a walk past some fisherman’s boats at a wharf and walked around the rocks for awhile. We didn’t go too far as it looked like rain but my boyfriend described how when he was younger he would scamper over the rocks for four hours to another beach, then turn around and come back.
The next day the sun was out and it made for some lovely time to sit on the beach in front of the cabins in the morning then in the afternoon we explored the surrounding areas of Liverpool where we found some delicious treats at a little bakery and explored the gorgeous little town then headed to Lunenburg where we went into the big factory where they are rebuilding the Bluenose II
To top off the day, we headed to the little known (and un-google-mapped) Carters Beach, the most gorgeous beach I’ve been to in Canada. We walked along the fine white sand and collected sand dollars, looking at all the broken up sea urchin shells from the seagulls and paddled into the water a little. The endangered plovers didn’t let us get too close but it was great to see so many of them! We then watched the gorgeous sunset at the beach and got back to the cabin just in time to see the fog roll in.