Point Prim Lighthouse

Tonight Eddie and I went over to my parents for supper. We cooked hot dogs, hamburgers and bratwurst around the firepit. We had to pack up a little early as it was starting to rain a little. Mom decided she wanted to go into Digby for ice cream at Recardo’s. Ever since I was a kid I have loved Farmer’s bubble gum ice cream and their cotton candy ice cream. Tonight I got a scoop of each. It’s not something we do often because it puts my blood sugar up. After this, we went for a drive and we ended up at Point Prim Lighthouse. It ended up not really raining, just a few drops so we deviceded to get out and walk around a little.

The current lighthouse is the 4th lighthouse built at Point Prim since 1804. It was built somewhere around 1964 as far as I can tell based on the information I looked up on it. The first lighthouse built in 1804 and lasted only 4 years before burning in 1808. The second lighthouse also burned down about 52 years after it was built in 1817. The third lighthouse was built in 1874 and was pushed over the cliff with a bulldozer in 1964. I’m not sure the story there. It doesn’t really say. Just old maybe.

The 4th and current lighthouse was built sometime after that, not sure when exactly but I don’t think it was more than a year or so. It became unmanned in 1984. There are two houses nearby that were built at some point around the turn of the 20th century I believe. This is the one pictured in both pictures above which is still standing today. It’s not the most spectacular of lighthouses but it’s still charming in its own way and has some spectacular views as you will see in the pictures below. All the images in this post were taken by me tonight just with my LG G6 phone camera. It’s got a nice little camera.

The above picture is taken from one side, sort of the front I guess of the lighthouse and overlooking Digby Gut which is a narrow channel connecting the Bay of Fundy with the Annapolis Basin. The lighthouse overlooks this area and is still in use today. It is an unmanned lighthouse but still used.

The sun was peeking out from the clouds while we were there and getting ready to start setting. It’s about 8°C (48.4°F) at this point. It was nicer, about 16°C (60.8°F) earlier in the afternoon. They have some walking paths around the lighthouse and some benches and picnic tables. They are apparently in the process of extended the path along the water and supposedly it’s supposed to go all the way down Digby Neck which is quite a distance. I’m not sure how far it goes right now but we are planning to go back so and explore a bit and see.

Behind the lighthouse, the path stretches towards Digby Neck and that’s the part they are extending according to my mom. We walked a little way down, just as far as the rocky cliffs above the shoreline. There we found a small Inuksuk someone had built on the rocks. It was pretty against the suns reflection on the water. The sky was so beautiful.

Overall I don’t think it was more than a 500-meter walk around but it was still insanely beautiful. I love the area. I remember going there as a kid with my parents or grandparents and a few years back my parents lived at the beginning of the long road it is on and I used to go down there often just to enjoy the view and reflect. We had a great evening and a great weekend. Also, I created a new theme this weekend. I hope you like it. I plan to do some more. Learning more about theme development and using starter themes, etc.

8 thoughts on “Point Prim Lighthouse

  1. Your photos are beautiful! Thank you for sharing the facts about the lighthouse. It was very interesting to read about! Now I’m craving cotton candy ice cream!

    1. Thanks, Michelle. I was kind of intrigued by the facts. I’ve been coming to this area all my life and lived here a few times but never knew this until recently. And yes cotton candy ice cream is the best!

  2. Your photos are gorgeous. I need to start back my photography again. I’ve never stayed near a lighthouse or been in one, but i always really wanted too. It’s something some old school about them in a good way. Like they withstand time. Great post

    1. Thanks Brandi! We are hoping to go back there in the next few days with my camera and to get some sunset pictures. I have only ever been inside one lighthouse which is funny because we are literally surrounded by them here but they are usually all closed and don’t allow visitors inside. I was in Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse years ago when it was still the post office for the area. I love them because they are mysterious and romantic as Anna said.

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