Decided we had the time to spend 2 days here so we didn’t have to rush too much. First day visited the 3 marine shops within easy walk of us although they were all rather minimal. When paying for our extra night the young attendant offered to drive us to the liquor store as well as wait and bring us back. Now that’s service!
We visited the Maritime Marine Museum which, while a little run down, was very useful to understand the history of the fishing industry here. They also have two ships to tour which illustrated the progression of the industry’s ships.
As Lunenburg is now a UNESCO Heritage site building and renovations are tightly monitored. Even the local grocery store is in the Lunenburg style. The only sore thumb is the CIBC bank in the heart of town in an ugly, nondescript 1960s building. Probably it’s been grandfathered in but it’s a shame they haven’t felt the need to be part of the community. The waterfront has several tourist things like the museum and, of course, parking but it is still very much a working harbour. This is part of its attraction.
Linda and Debbie went for a horse-drawn (romantic?) carriage tour of the town. Chris and Bob stayed behind to do boatie things.
Local restaurants, while touristy, nonetheless offered very good meals with wonderful views of the harbour.