Nova Scotia Coves and Harbours

Recently we travelled down a road that we hadn't been on for almost thirty years. 
One particular afternoon on that trip we took the opportunity to relax and smell the air beside a cove on the Bay of Fundy.
 Whale Cove provided a perfect view and a picnic lunch followed with time to paint made the day special. While sitting for a short period it is easy to see that the tide was on its way out.  Large ships travelling from Saint John New Brunswick on the opposite shore took advantage of the water flow to begin their journey out into the Atlantic Ocean. 

The large ships provided contrast for the small fishing boats of this cove. Scale and activities change but both harbours share the common bonds of ocean water and commerce. I have read that it was ocean water and commerce that began the original western settlements beginning with Viking explorations over a thousand years ago. 
A few days later I am reminded of the contrast again while working alongside the Halifax Container Pier located on Halifax Harbour. It seems that Nova Scotia is a province of contrasts.