On the Mahone Bay side of Second Peninsula, along Prince’s Inlet Road to Young’s Lane, walking along the beach at low tide, you’ll find this carving, which is a bit of a mystery. The Mystery of the Carved Stone on Nova Scotia’s south shore was discovered by a Lunenburg couple who wrote about it in their blog. It resembles one of the Sigurd Stones, in particular the Ramsund Carving, one of several stone carvings in Sweden done in the Viking Age.
If you are interested you can read about the story of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer in the Völsunga saga.
It is a bit hard to see in the photo, and I haven’t been there to see it myself, but you can be sure I will. It’s about a 45 minute drive from where I live. Day trip coming up! I have to go at low tide though, as I think access is limited when the tide is in.
The folks who found it and wrote about it, were not the first to see it. There are a lot of comments on the article referenced above giving bits and bobs of information along with plenty of speculation. It is a big rock and not likely moved there, so it had to have been done here in Nova Scotia. I just can’t begin to imagine who would have done it! I may have to do a drawing based on it in the future!