Monday, June 30, 2008

Saturday on the bay and Sunday at the Monkey

Saturday morning's mission was shopping. We started at the Hubbards Farmers' Market,



which, luckily, was in a barn, as it drizzled all morning. We found just about everything you could want on a Saturday morning: coffee



bread



jam



and lots of other good things.




In fact, by the time we got out of there, stuff was starting to grow in the back seat.



That didn't stop us from stopping at another garden place



where the organic compost machines were living a pretty good life



and the bird houses came in all kinds of shapes, sizes and flotation devices.



We had a stop at Chester



where we paid our respects at the Matlady's Gift Shop



and admired her giant clematis



and then went on to Mahone Bay, where the Deli Market and Bake Shop is rather beautiful



and the fancy swing doors are weighted with bags of carrots!



At the Cheesecake Cafe there was lots of local art, including some nifty stained glass. 3 out of 5 diners at our table enjoyed their meals.



Our real and ultimate destination, however, was Frenchy's, a Maritime institution where you join a host of other shoppers all armed with big plastic laundry tubs, and poke through bins of old (and not so old) clothing to find bargains, priced to sell, and where (a different) 3 out of 5 shoppers found stuff.

Sunday we went to the Wooden Monkey,



where the food is organic and local and the ambience laid back.



And then it was Monday, and time to say farewell to Nova Scotia.


1 Comments:

Anonymous Maureen and Peter said...

It's lovely to revisit our food at the wooden monkey! But we feel desole that we're no longer bumping into you in restaurants or on docks -- we did wonder if you might miraculously materialize as we sat on the porch of Eli's Espresso in Mahone Bay while the rain teemed down and we enjoyed our lattes.

Hope the return to the other coast went smoothly. Toronto is uncharacteristically sunny without humidity for the moment.

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