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Herring Cove is a little village just a few miles south of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Early settlement seems to have occured around 1790, by Irish-Catholics, some of whose descendents still live in the area.Originally a fishing village, which it still is, it’s becoming a little more developed now as a rural adjunct to Halifax, being only a short drive away and convenient for commuting. Though the cove is very small, it’s quite protected from the open Atlantic Ocean, and quite narrow. This photo shows a fishing set-up with wharves,sheds,racks of lobster traps, and the roof of a lobster fishing boat just visible at the lower right. (The number 19740 is on the mast).
Visiting the Cove is easy, being at the intersection of Route 253 and Route 349, local roads servicing the southeastern side of the Chebucto Peninsula, only about 15 km from downtown Halifax, with trails and lookoffs to explore and see the ocean and the approaches to the harbour.

Taken Sept. 16, 2008 with a Fuji S100FS camera.


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  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeabout 5 years ago

    What a lovely little place. It is a quaint as its name. Nice shot.

  • Hi Kay, thanks for stopping by, and glad you liked the image!

    – George Cousins

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 5 years ago

    Lovely shot, George.

  • Thanks Mike, it’s a really pretty little village only about a hal-hour drive from Halifax.

    – George Cousins

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenabout 5 years ago

    Looks wonderful George, Awesome write up with this….an interesting shot and story !

  • It’s a very nostalgic place for me, years ago my wife and I almost bought a home just down the road from where I took this shot. Always wonder how life would have evolved if we’d done!

    – George Cousins

  • Berni Stanley
    Berni Stanleyalmost 5 years ago

    Hey George

    Love your photographs..have friends in Cape Breton and I just love it there..have been lucky enough to visit a number of times..all the way from Melbourne, Australia!..

  • Hi Berni, glad to meet you. Melbourne to Cape! just about the opposite sides of the world, there must be a story!
    C.B. is my original home and I love to try to promote it as much as I can..glad you enjoy your visits there.

    – George Cousins

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