Colorful buoys, rusted anchors and long coils of rope strewn hither and yon, and vibrantly painted sheds dotting the rugged shore of Westport on Brier Island, N.S., provide unmistakable signs that this place is a longtime fishing village. Situated as the westernmost part of Nova Scotia, this compact but charming island is just a modest drive (and two short and scenic ferry rides) from the much larger port of Digby, which is a little to the east up the the gorgeous Bay of Fundy coast. People routinely make the trek here for the beautiful coastal vistas, to go whale watching or just to meander to and through a quieter place and time.
Beautiful photos. 🙂
I was born in Digby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stephanie, wonderful! Digby and the entire Bay of Fundy side of the province is great! 🙂
Best part is running barefoot in the mud flats at low tide – but watch out for slicing your foot on a clam shell…….!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Wonderful photos !
The water is such a vivid blue! These photos reminded me of how much I wanted a Maine buoy for my bedroom when I was a kid.
Liz, that’s a lovely memory from childhood.
I love the colors!
We are on the road again and I called Alie over to my tablet to see your photos. They are always great.
Thanks! Safe and fun travels! 🙂
Beautiful. You have such a great eye, and it shows in your images. You seem to have captured the colour of the East Coast.
In summer, those colours are more easily seen. In winter’s gray drizzle, not so much. Good to have captured the sunny side!
Like to stay on the sunny side! 🙂
Yes, that’s always a happier scenario.
Was just wondering about the consistency of sunshine…and got an answer to my question before I could post it!
Summer in the Maritimes is lovely!
Great pictures – our family just got back from a camping trip to NB and PEI and are looking forward to NS and Cape Breton next summer!
Awesome! I’m sure you will have a wonderful time!
You captured so well the colourful scenes of Westport. Thanks for the visual treat!
Peter, thanks! 🙂
Hi Brett, this is one of my favorite places in the entire country! Cher xo
It’s a nice, quiet place, for sure! Hope your summer has been well, by the way, Cher. 🙂
Oh yes, it certainly is! It’s been an extremely humid summer here in Chicago, Brett. I am looking forward to some cooler temperatures and colorful skies! Thank you for asking. I hope your summer has been well, Brett. Cher xo
Thanks for the heads up about a spot we had never heard of. Our next visit to Nova Scotia is to explore the southern end of the province. We had a great time in Cape Breton, but missed Digby and the surrounds.
Elizabeth, there are many lovely places along the Bay of Fundy/North Shore (on my shortlist there would be Grand Pre, Wolfville, Annapolis Royal, Kejimkujik Forest, Digby, Brier Island, Cape St. Mary’s and Cape Forchu) and the South Shore (Peggy’s Cove, Lunenberg, Blue Rocks, Chester, Kejimkujik Seaside, and Shelburne)>
Thanks. You have me hauling out the map.
Surely the walls of your home are painted or decorated in uplifting pops of buoyant blues. You always bring the happy feels.
Lots of art! 🙂
Amazing how a bunch of colourful buoys can make such a beautiful image. I also like the multi-coloured building on the pier. Great photos!
Thanks! 🙂 Lots of eye candy to see.
So beautiful. We will be there in less than a month. Thanks for sharing. Allan
Hope you have a nice trip. 🙂
Didn’t make it out here on our trip. Very cool place, maybe next time!
Kira, always lots to see that none of us can ever make it to. Hope what you did see was wonderful! 🙂
Wonderful photographs – so colourful!
I can almost smell the fresh salty air…
Many thanks for posting them, Brett.
Your images of NS are wonderful.
Wonderful — reblogging this to my sister site “Timeless Wisdoms”
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