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Visited The Hawk on Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia, Canada again last week so that I could get a picture of the Cape Sable Lighthouse, which you can just see in the far distance. What I didn’t know was that the lighthouse is located not on Cape Sable Island itself but on Cape Sable, a low, sandy islet about 3 miles long, lying offshore. And of course, the sun was directly behind it, which made picture taking more than a little difficult! So until I can arrange for a boat to take me out to Cape Sable, this has to do, taken from The Hawk Beach!

The Hawk is a community on Cape Sable Island in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Barrington municipal district of Shelburne County. It is the most southerly community in Nova Scotia.

The Hawk Beach is located on the southerly tip of Cape Sable Island. Walk this white sandy beach and explore the 1500 year old drowned forest; a broad area of fossil tree stumps still rooted in the original soil. Exposed at low tide.

This beach is a protected area, home to the piping plover and many other birds, which makes it one of the best birding areas in Nova Scotia.
From the beach you can view the Cape Sable Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in Nova Scotia, standing at 101 feet tall.

Canon PowerShot 710IS

I’ve been an amateur photographer for as long as I can remember, which at my age is about a couple of weeks! I’ve owned film cameras from Zeiss, Scheider, Leica, Nikon and Olympus, as well as digital cameras from Pentax and Canon, and still have several, if I can ever find them. I currently use a Sony NEX-5N with an 18-55mm zoom lens, and after a year of ownership am still learning all the functions.

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  • John44
    John44about 4 years ago

    Spot on Dave
    Great angle and sharpness

    (Sorry I am not much active lately .. will be back soon)

  • Thank you, John, you can only do what you can!

    – David Davies

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 4 years ago

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsabout 4 years ago


  • Cheers, Steve!

    – David Davies

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks, Audrey.

    – David Davies

  • Ladyshark
    Ladysharkabout 4 years ago

    Wouldn’t like to walk barefoot on this! Great shot David!

  • Thanks, Lori. Wait till you see the pictures I’m planning on posting on Friday of the same beach (have to get my studded snow tires installed tomorrow), they’ll make this look like a good option, lol

    – David Davies

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alabout 4 years ago

    A good shot David. You ended up a wee bit off course. LOL.

  • Just a bit, Al. Wish I’d known how far out it was before I left home (it’s a 2 hour drive). There’s a little handwritten sign in the lighthouse parking lot “I you want to be rowed out to the lighthouse, call -——-”. Apparently whoever it is rows you out, must take at least 20 minutes I would think, then you make arrangements what time you want to be picked up. Unfortunately we were there too late for that so it’ll have to be next time.

    – David Davies

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksabout 4 years ago
    Hope you find that boat someday David – lovely sky in contrast to the beach.
  • Thanks, Roy! Now that winter is setting in I probably won’t be back down there until next spring, more’s the pity!

    – David Davies

  • John Dalkin
    John Dalkinabout 4 years ago

    Looks a wild beach love the low viewpoint.
    I enjoy deserted shingle beaches like this.

  • I especially like the ‘deserted’ bit, John! lol Funny thing is that behind me, the beach was feet deep in kelp ripped up from the bottom.

    – David Davies

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 4 years ago

    December 7,2010 Wonderful

  • Thank you so much, I really appreciate that!

    – David Davies

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