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article imageBreezy surfing in Lawrencetown, NS Special

By Sara Star     Nov 21, 2010 in Travel
Lawrencetown - Areas around Halifax saw a veil of snow yesterday, under overcast skies. However, the sunshine brought many adventurers out on this crisp Sunday morning.
The fact that winds reached 30 km/hour and a wind chill factor of -14C degrees, did little to dampen outdoor activities in Nova Scotia. The brave headed out to Lawrencetown Beach.
At least three water extremists, clad with diving suits, minus the head gear, grabbed their surf boards hoping to catch a few waves. Lawrencetown Beach has one of North America's best surfing conditions. The season runs from August to late November, when hurricanes and storms pound the Atlantic Coast. The waves cracked at four feet today, but next weekend they are expected to be in the range of 14 feet. See pictures here.
Lawrencetown’s salt marshes are made up of rich sediment deposits and lush wetland grasses. Fresh seawater flows in twice each day with the incoming tides to flood the wide, flat marshes and provide saltwater sustenance to all that live here. It is said that these coastal marshlands are some of the richest ecosystems on the planet.
As today's surfers rode the wave tops, in the distance high up on the cliff, a long string of dedicated hikers stomped through the walking trail, donning scarves, toques and gloves as protection from the frigid winds. The Dartmouth Volksmarch Club meet every Sunday at various locations throughout the year.
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club  Nov 21  2010
Lawrencetown Beach
Dartmouth Volksmarch Club, Nov 21, 2010 Lawrencetown Beach
Farther down the beach, a man with his young daughter fought to keep their kite abreast, oblivious to the cold.
Most people chose to stay indoors in their warm abodes, relaxing on their day off. But to those who braved the outdoors, a pleasant reward awaited them. Memories of an extraordinary day.
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