August 2013 Wallpaper

Kidston Island Lighthouse, Bras d'Or Lake, Baddeck, Nova Scotia
Kidston Island Lighthouse, Bras d’Or Lake, Baddeck, Nova Scotia

With so many photos of Nova Scotia, I had to post something from that trip for the August wallpaper.  This is one of my favorites so far.

After a short overnight in Truro following our flight to Halifax, we officially began our trip with a drive to Baddeck, a nice little inland town on Bras d’Or Lake.  Baddeck is best known for being the home of Alexander Graham Bell during the time when he did most of his work.  His home there is still owned by the family and is not open to the public.  But Parks Canada has built a wonderful museum that houses exhibits and artifacts from that era.  It’s a great place to visit.

The Kidston Island Lighthouse is a landmark in Baddeck and can be easily seen from the downtown area, in particular the marina near the Baddeck Yacht Club. This was an especially clear night, and I loved how the blue color really came out after sunset, with just enough light from the western sky to illuminate the lighthouse.  The biggest challenge that evening was battling the mosquitos long enough to get my shot!  Tom: 1, Mosquitos: 0. 🙂