On a recent private tour to Lunenburg and Peggy's Cove, I was in the process of giving my guests a walking tour of the Lunenburg waterfront when I had an unexpected chance meeting with Trudi, General Manager, of The Dory Shop.
The Dory Shop is one of my personal favorite stops along the waterfront. It's at the very end of Bluenose Dr., where I generally end the waterfront portion of my Lunenburg waterfront walking tour.
As I was explaining to my client that The Dory Shop is one of only a few shops left that build wooden fishing dories, Trudi approached us and graciously invited us into the shop for us to take a look around and see inside.
Well! This was a special offer that I definitely wasn't going to turn down - especially for my guests who weren't expecting to see an insider's view of what goes on in a specialty boat building shop such as this. As a rule, I stay well outside the confines of the shop area when I conduct my walking tour. I don't ever wish to disturb anyone while they're hard at work.
Trudi went onto tell us some history of The Dory Shop and I was amazed to hear that the business was over 100 years old! She then showed us around the shop, giving us insight as to what took place on a daily basis, and briefly discussed the boat building process at the shop.
My guests and I spent about 30 minutes with Trudi and it was an experience I definitely won't soon forget. I learned a lot of interesting things about the shop that I can incorporate in my Lunenburg waterfront walking tours. In fact, she welcomed me back another time to bring more guests by The Dory Shop.
Thank you, Trudi!