Thursday, August 15, 2013


Lunenburg is an historic Canadian fishing center originally founded by German settlers. Many of the older buildings, including our inn above, have an architectural detail known as the "Lunenburg bump": the three-story hallway-dormer-gable affair in the front.

 Another example of the Lunenburg bump

Many of the buildings close to the harbor are painted in vibrant colors. suggesting that the town has evolved from its stoic Germanic roots into more of an island consciousness.

Lunenburg is quite hilly--a walk from the center of town to the waterfront and back will quicken your heart rate.

The harbor hosts championship dory races. The two young women approaching the finish here will represent Canada in international competition.

My brother, on the other hand, doesn't have both oars in the water.
 In fact, he lacks oars. And water.

Lunenburg waterfront from across the harbor