Laundry at last!
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Frank & Anne
Tue 30 Jul 2019 11:39
After gentle sail from Brooklyn on Sunday, picked up the mooring buoy outside The LaHave Bakery- with breakfast in mind!
What a fantastic building dating back to the early 1900s.
The La Have Outfitting Company were ship chandlers, as well as a fish exporter and sold general merchandise and groceries to the general public. They were also involved in buying and selling schooners.
As the shipping and fishery industry decreased, they operated mainly as a grocery store into the 1960s. The original old safe and chart table and other memorabilia are displayed in the side room.
Breakfast bagel and sandwich exceeded expectations! Couldn’t leave without buying some of their artisan bread and a couple of cheese and dill scones (always triangular here.) Stiff competition for The Salutation Inn in Topsham!
The bakery shares the ground floor with a craft shop and LaHave River Books. Upstairs the great open floor space was perfect for an art gallery. Met Jennie Carton, one of exhibitors - great fun and very interesting. Her show “Photographs and Gesture Drawings” was impressive.
Set off for Bridgewater. A wonderful but long motor up the wide and varied river to the town, passing dark brown harbour seals sunning themselves and latterly abandoned ships waiting to be scrapped. The LaHave River is one of Nova Scotia’s longest.
Now in the small Bridgewater Marina chosen for its laundry and proximity to grocery stores! Several hours later, washing completed, strolled to the shopping mall. Success, now proud owners of new cycle helmets.
Bridgewater is the only main town between Yarmouth and Halifax. It was a hive of ship building activity throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, producing fishing vessels, schooners, barques and brigantines. Allegedly there is a good cycle trail. Hope we find it.