Wednesday, January 20, 2010

This Is Your Life...

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"Where ever you go, go with all your heart"- Confusius
Welcome! There are so many reasons to come to Shelburne County, our great beaches, beautiful historic homes and museums, the scenery alone will make you want to stay! We also have amazing and friendly people!
I'm going to start my first blog entry introducing you to a few such people; Barrington natives, Darren Hudson and the Scott family.  Darren comes from a family with a long history of competing in the Lumberjack World Championships.  He is the nephew of nine-time world champion Phil Scott, who Darren credits for his success.  Hudson, who has been competing for over 19 years claimed his second men's pro logrolling title in 2008 defeating new pro roller David Sievert and took home a 4th place finish in the Men's Boom Run that year as well.  He now holds 4 World Championship Logrolling titles to date, and I predict more in the future!
As you watch the videos below and watch Darren going down the river...doing what he does best, you will learn he's a man not only following his passion but living a legacy.  In 1983, during the bicentennial celebration of the settlement of Shelburne by the United Empire Loyalists another celebration was being held in Barrington.  An old time log drive was being revived under the direction of Phil Scott.  This log drive was an event of cultural and historical significance to not only Barrington, but to the logging industry of Canada.
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The Scott's, who own a lumber mill in Barrington, during the early days of the logging industry, would transport their logs down the Barrington River to their mill.  In order to ensure that the logs drifted freely along the river, men called "log drivers" were needed to guide the logs.  This was an exceedingly dangerous occupation, with the drivers standing on the moving logs and running from one to another.  When one caught on an obstacle and formed a logjam, someone had to free the offending log.  This required some understanding of physics, strong muscles, and extreme agility.
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Today of course, with modern technology this method is no longer in use.  But the Scott family still run their family mill business and take their Timber Show on the road.  You can catch one of their very entertaining shows this summer at the Barrington Lion's Hall where they will be performing for a local fundraiser, July 4, from 1-4 or at the Barrington Exhibition, August 20-22.  It's a must see event!

Both Darren and Phil are living proof that a small town boy can make it big and no dream is too big.  If you want it to happen, it will. This is your life....are you who you want to be?


Monday, January 18, 2010

Storm Watch

Storm watching has become very popular in Nova Scotia, and we host some of the best sites to watch Mother Nature work her wonderful powers. Lockeport Cresent Beach, Bacarro Point Lighthouse, The Causeway Beach and The Hawk Beach are just a few local spots to get a glimpse of the rolling seas as a Hurricane passes our way. Please take caution and stay away from the rocks however! They may be amazing to watch, but we must remember the power of the storms!

Hurricane Bill - August 23, 2009 from Suzy Atwood on Vimeo.

Hurricane Bill - August 23, 2009


Come Discover Shelburne County

Welcome! Come explore Shelburne County with me. Find out what's going on in our County, and what there is to see and do!

We are located in Nova Scotia, Canada along the picturesque Lighthouse Route where you will  journey through an unforgettable landscape of coastal beauty and historic charm that has captured the hearts and minds of travelers for generations.

Here you can find wonderful places to stay, activities , including kayaking, boating, guided walking tours, museums, shopping & dining. Nearby there are terrific birding spots, lighthouses and beaches. Visitors come from throughout the world to vacation in Nova Scotia and we know you'll love it here. 

Come Discover Shelburne County...and stay!!