Off the beaten track in Bear River, Nova Scotia, Canada, on a rainy,windy day in October 2005, we came across this little bridge and stream, with a few buildings enclosed by the full richness of autumn. A thriving community as far back as the late 1700’s, Bear River is now home to many artists and craftsmen, and most of the buildings date back 100 years or more. My Father shipped out of Bear River on a lumber schooner when he was 16, in 1924. Half of the village is in Annapolis County and half in Digby County. The river divides it and the bridge connects it. Sony DSCF828 camera.