The south shore of Nova Scotia is where you find all the lighthouses and forested rocky coves. Luckily for us the weather was good. Lunenburg is the largest of the south shore fishing villages and is actually a Unesco World Heritage site. It's the most 'seaside holiday' town we have visited with lots of old fishing boats and trips on clipper ships. there are horse drawn carriage rides up and down the steep streets which are lined with fully restored magnificant old sea captains mansions, complete with widows lookout on top where wives used to lookout to sea awaiting the return of their husbands ship after many months on a voyage.
Moving on to Shelburne we passed through Liverpool which totally lacks the quaintness of other villages we visited. We called at the Kejimkujik National Park for what we thought was an hours walk along a boardwalk to a rock beach. We came across a porcupine strolling allong the boardwalk in front of us which stopped to stare at us and fan out its quills before scuttling off into the undergrowth. However, out hours walk turned into two hours as we had misread the map and what was a 6k loop trail also had a 2k trail to reach itt (4k return) which we hadnn't noticed. it was a really hot, sunny day and we were glad to get back to the truck for some water.
Shelburne itself was a nice little village again with lots of historic houses and a small shipyard which is still active today.