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Apr
09

Day 181 – Rugged South Shore villages of Glen Margaret down the road to Tantallon, Nova Scotia.

Legions across Canada are always in need of upkeep.

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A cairn pays hommage to the Canadian men and women who fell in World War One and Two.

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A homemade Legion clock pays tribute to the Swissair crash on Sept. 2, 1998.

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A long-time tradition between Legions is to exchange and trade visiting Legions ribbons.

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A modest Canadian flag display explains the history and development of the our nations more widely reconized symbol.

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Flags Of The St. Margaret’s Legion

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A 50th birthday balloon and a Remembrance Day poppy break down in the gravel driveway outside the Legion.

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A miniature fishing boat depicts a happy fishing outing with an old chum. There was once a day when Nova Scotian fisherman would fish for all sorts of fish stocks, those days along with the fish have all but disappears.

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Folk art depicts a time of widow’s mourning the loss of  her dear, beloved fisherman husband. With new fishing equipment and a fraction of the fishing boats at work in the ocean’s waters around Nova Scotia, fatalities in fishing industry are rare, but the danger is still out there.

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A painted Canadian flag with a miniature lighthouse makes this the quintessential Nova Scotia home.

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A weather-beaten mini lighthouse is a landmark in Glen Margaret area.

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Frank and Lynn MacLellan just put their Canadian flag just yesterday. They’ve been flying a Canadian flag every year since the free flag promotion back in 2002.

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Ripped Down The Middle

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Dave has owned his Ford 150 for ten years.

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Patrick Boutilier walks home along the Peggy’s Cove Road with his fishing gear after a morning of fishing at Frazer’s Lake near Glen Margaret.

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Brandon takes his new bike, which was donated by a neighbor for a spin. It’s not a “new” bike, but it’s new to Brandon, who’s Tantallon based house burned to the ground recently. Despite his misfortune’s Brandon is still able to smile.

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Reporting From The Canadian Landscape

Bo get very dirty after a morning of digging in the forest, then sleeps it off on my camera bag, thanks Bo.

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3 Responses to “Day 181 – Rugged South Shore villages of Glen Margaret down the road to Tantallon, Nova Scotia.”


  1. April 7, 2009 at 6:11 am

    Great pictures and a great blog. Nice to see that some places can keep and remember the things that made them special.

  2. April 7, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Hey me son! You spent the night on “my road” Atton Road in Glen Haven! I wondered what that van was all about! Anyhow, ya missed one VERY important stop in Glen Margaret—“Peggy Of The Cove”. It’s the childhood home museum of Ivan Fraser, author of a series of books titled “Peggy Of The Cove”…COME BACK!!!! We need to meet you!!!

  3. 3 George Zwaagstra
    April 15, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Hey you two.Udderly fantastic.We just love it.If you come back to Hfx.dont forget.The potatoes are peeled and the meat is in the freezer.George and Gerry. (P.21)


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