In early August two of my sisters and one brother-in-law and I went to the market in Hubbards, a small town along Nova Scotia's South Shore. This beautiful area on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean is home in summer--along with its residents--to Americans, Germans and other Canadians, people "from away." In the Maritime provinces (Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick) and Newfoundland that is the common expression for anyone not from there. But once born and bred in these Atlantic provinces, one is forever a Maritimer or a Newfoundlander. And proud to be so!
On the right, below, a view of the interior of the building. One felt the friendliness immediately upon entering. The wooden beams and floors, the many tables of vegetables, bread, fish and wine and the warmth of
the locals added to the charm of it all.
It was a beautiful sunny day, so perfect for the artists and those wishing to browse at the market. The town was busy with cars parked everywhere and people wandering the streets. I watched several artists at work and, as well, enjoyed the water views. Below, a couple of the artists I came across.
Annapolis Royal dates back to 1605 and is Canada's oldest town. Fort Anne was the British stronghold. The French fort is in Port Royal, across the Annapolis Basin. I wrote about both of these forts in summer 2010. (Just go to my blog post and click on 2010.)
Below, the lady musician on an electronic keyboard singing and playing to the crowd and a gent who loved it, dancing to the music.
I bought the last two baguettes.