Fishing Sheds,Blue Rocks by George Cousins

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Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia, Canada, is a tiny fishing village on the south shore of the province, close to Lunenburg. Like most small harbours along this shore, the waters are fairly shallow and have reefs and rocks projecting out of the water.In many cases, fishermen take advantage of these outcroppings to build structures and erect fishing sheds, where they can keep supplies, make repairs and offload fish if the tide is very low and not enough water to get the boats to a regular wharf. You can see stacks of lobster traps on the deck just above the blue boat. Foreground is a launching ramp where smaller boats can be hauled out for repairs or protection from Atlantic storms.

Taken October 24, 2007, Sony DSCF828 camera.


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  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    Lovely scene, George. It’s amazing how these little villages stand the test of time and the elements.

  • Thanks Mike. My Grandfather had a little wharf built like those, and it’s a lot of work keeping them ship-shape. The square sections on the right are just a framework filled with rocks and a sort of deck on top. Keeping the rocks inside the frame used to give us problems when we had heavy seas battering them.

    – George Cousins

  • Carol2
    Carol2over 4 years ago

    Outstanding colors, scene and captue, George!!

  • Thanks Carol, very happy you liked it, and hope you’re having a wonderful Christmas Day!

    – George Cousins

  • marchello
    marchelloover 4 years ago

    Instant fave…beautifully captured…lovely scene ..colors and light are great.

  • Hi Marchello, many thanks for the kind comments and the fave! I’m originally from Cape Breton and lived for many years in Lower Sackville and worked in Halifax. Have a Grandson and family in Bedford, and a son and family in Middle Sackville. Usually get down every year but missed in 2009. Trying for!

    – George Cousins

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