The Bluenose II is the iconic schooner of the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia (Eastern Canada). We did - and liked - the picturesque Bluenose tour in July 2006 (we wish it would have lasted a bit longer, thoughâ€¦). This picture, taken from the ship's bow, shows her boom, heading toward the high sea, as we were sailing outward in the bay of Lunenburg. Grace, beauty and strength! A definite thrill too.