Category Archives: river

Puntledge River diversion dam

Upstream from the diversion dam The control gates for water entering the penstock for the generating station The diversion dam diverts some of the water from the Puntledge River and feeds it into the penstock pipeline that flows downhill to … Continue reading

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Lahave cable ferry

The Lahave cable ferry crosses the Lahave River to connect Highway 331 in Lahave and Highway 3 in East Lahave. It was a nice short cut for me to head from Crescent Beach and onward to Lunenburg and Chester. The … Continue reading

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Martins River train bridge

The old railway bridge about 150 meters off the Lighthouse Route allows users of the Dynamite Trail to cross over the Martins River and Shingle Mill Road. The Dynamite Trail is a 10km section of a former rail corridor running … Continue reading

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Gasperaux River bridges

There was a rather nice sunset as we headed onto the Highway101 twin bridges over the Gasperaux River, just to the west of Avonport. The Nova Scotia provincial government named the 301 km controlled access Highway101 as the Harvest Highway … Continue reading

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A moment in Wolfville

Looking out onto the marshes of the Cornwallis River estuary in Wolfville

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Nicataux Falls

Nictaux hydroelectric generating station The hydro station, penstock, and containment dam were built in the 1930s to provide power to Middleton and surrounding areas. The water for the station is supplied through a penstock that runs under the old, and … Continue reading

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A rainy day at Port Williams

Cornwallis River – Port Williams Rain, water, wood – a rather soothing combination for a person that grew up on the east coast of Vancouver Island. I don’t mind the rain, but this particular moment in my life, sitting in … Continue reading

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Walton Harbour – Minas Basin

Walton Harbour – looking north onto the Minas Basin I had stopped here to take a look at the Walton Lighthouse, and lingered a bit longer on a rainy day to enjoy the beauty of the outlet of the Walton … Continue reading

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Walton River

The Walton River cascading under the Highway 215 bridge, as it flows into the Minas Basin on the ebbing tide. and some video…

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Middleton railway bridge

The railway bridge over the Annapolis River at Middleton The railway bridge is near the confluence of the Annapolis River and the Nictaux river,  east of Highway 1 at Middleton. One of two rail trails in the area, the Shore/Annapolis … Continue reading

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