Dark HarbourÂ is a fishing village on the western side of our island .Most of the western side ofÂ Grand Manan is not habitable Â because of lack of fresh water . This is a series of pictures from this area.
I found this description of Dark Harbour on the NB tourism website today .It sure describes Dark Harbour better than I ever could
Named for the high cliffs thatÂ block the early morning sun, Dark Harbour is a treat for those who like rugged adventure.
This is a natural rocky breakwater located on the west side of Grand Manan Island. This breakwater forms a protective 'pond,' from which boats can enter or leave at high tide, through an outlet where the sea water rushes in or out. The pond is also home to a herring weir and salmon aquaculture cages.
At low tide, colourful dories are winched over the seawall.
This area has a reputation for producing the world's finest dulse. Dulse is a salty delicacy made from sun-cured seaweed.
At low tide, 'dulsers' leave from the pond and travel up and down the west side of the island, picking dulse as they go. They do this about every two weeks during spring and summer. Many of them have small camps along the shore.
Once harvested, the dulse is laid out in the sun for several hours on flat, gravel beds, until it is thoroughly dried and ready for market.
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