quaco light

This is West Quaco Lighthouse, and one of the very few photos in my album that is a little photoshopped. I was into that for a while, two years ago.

Quaco is one of my two favourite lighthouses. The other being Nubble Light in Maine — the most photographed lighthouse in the world, or at least, so they say. I’ll come back to that another time.

The other day, my husband was going through old photo albums and came across a really old picture of Quaco lighthouse … it still had paint on it and looked so fine. I wish they could do something about it … the setting is absolutely fabulous but not many people seem to know about it.

Last night, I was working on another post for today, but I feel that it’s still a little premature so I’ll just let it hang around the drafts folder for a couple of days or so.

For the first time in, I don’t know how many, days, we’re seeing blue skies and sunshine! The fog we had stayed unusually long and was to thick I couldn’t see the street down below. This might be a day for some picture taking.

Here’s Quaco, in case this picture made you want to visit…


Cape Spencer

It’s the lighthouse outside Saint John. Yesterday, we were meaning to just go out and see if the beach — Mispec — had been opened. It’s a beautiful, sandy beach, but all the stairs and stuff was destroyed during the storms around Christmas time. According to the local newspaper, there isn’t any money for repairs. People go there anyway … there were oodles of cars parked along the road as the gates to the parking lot are locked. I guess they climb down to the beach, somehow. Either way … it’s a damned shame.

There are many beaches in and around Saint John, but this one is sandy, as I said — most of the others are kind of rocky. This picture here, was taken at low tide — you’d have to walk far out to get wet.

Anyway … since we were there we kept on driving out to Cape Spencer. It’s peaceful out there … one day I’ll go there and watch the sunrise. You can just sit there and gaze out over the ocean … or the headland of Nova Scotia on a clear day.

Another reason I wanted to go there now, was to see if my favourite flower was in bloom. In old times, I guess the keeper of the light lived there and had a garden, so there are still flowers there, that normally don’t grow in the wild. I love the Mallow. I’d never seen mallow before … According to what I’ve found out online, this is ‘musk mallow’.

…so simple, yet so beautiful!