Forget about the groundhogs.
Lucy the Lobster crawled out of the water February 2 at the Cape Sable Island Causeway in Barrington, saw her shadow, and predicted six more weeks of winter.
Lucy's prognostication was one of The Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl Festival's signal events. The other one that took place on February 2 was the third annual Lobster Roll-off competition with 12 South Shore restaurants competing for the title of best lobster roll.
This year's travel media judges at the competition at White Point Lodge included Amy Piper, Erik Trinidad, Jay Jones and Stuart Forster. Attendees filled the room to watch the judges polish off each of the 12 competitors' rolls and see who would be crowned this year's winner.
Capt. Kat's Lobster Shack won the right to crow it has the best lobster roll for the second time; the Barrington Passage restaurant also won in 2018.
Nova Scotia Rollie's took second place and third place went to Lane's Privateer Inn.
The Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl Festival is presented by the partners of the South Shore Tourism Cooperative, chaired by Donna Hatt.
To sink your claws into the shell-abrations for yourself, explore all the festival's
overnight packages, events and unique experiences surf on over to: http://festival.lobstercrawl.ca