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Aug 16, 2017 - Day 2

Today was day 2 of 3 in the Yarmouth area. There was quite a lot of ground fog but it burned off by mid-morning. We drove back along the Yarmouth & Acadian Shores route to Digby. 8 Tall Ships were berthed in Digby overnight and scheduled to do a sail passed on their way to Annapolis Royal later in the afternoon. Digby looks like it has a very prosperous harbour front. Lots of activity and not just because of the Tall Ships.

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2017 Maritime Trip

Jun 14, 2017 - Ferries

I woke feeling quite well this morning. It is such a strange affliction. One moment you feel really ill and once it passes, you feel completely well, with no lingering after effects. We had breakfast downstairs this morning then put together a picnic and set off for the long narrow peninsula opposite the road we took yesterday. It was scenic, but we were disappointed that we could not see more of the water, as we knew it was not far from the road on both sides. We stopped at several places where we were close to the water and also at the...

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Jun 13, 2017 - A Trip Scenic to Yarmouth

We sat outside and had breakfast this morning - a first for this trip. It was warm with a little cloud which mostly dispersed as the day progressed. We got ready and set off towards Yarmouth to the south west. It was a lovely drive with almost constant sea views for the first part of the way stopped at a few places for photos and absorb the beauty. We passed some amazing Churches. The area is Acadian, settled by returning people who had been evicted. Many took up the government's offer of 40 acres and settled in. They built these Churches...

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Jun 12, 2017 - Goodbye St John - On to Digby

We were up and had breakfast then packed the remainder of our things, loaded up the car, checked out and drove to the parking lot where we had parked previously then walked in the opposite direction towards the Reversing Falls. There were a number of explanatory plaques along the way and a station with models of various animals and birds that are found in the area. We read a lot of them and left Christine at a place with many more informational signs and Nan and I walked on to see the Reversing Falls on the opposite side of the river from...

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Sep 23, 2016 - Digby NS

We headed into town after breakfast, it was overcast but rain expected early afternoon. So we walked around, looking in some shops, and decided to purchase some scallops at the local fish market and cook them up ourselves. I have never cooked them before, but found a recipe in a tourist book( which inspired us to try it ourselves and would only take 4 min to do) We then drove out to Point Prim Lighthouse and check out the view. As you can see from my pics, it was an awesome view. The rain did come, but that didn't stop us from see some...

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Sep 22, 2016 - Digby NS

We arrived to Digby in about 4 hrs, stopping for lunch along the way. We found a campsite called Digby Campground, it's very close to the Town. Not a big site, but quaint . We will do more site seeing in the AM. I ventured out down to the water and picked clam and snail shells . Another warm and sunny day.

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Jul 26, 2016 - Digby, Nova Scotia

breakfast again at the hotel. Today it is very foggy and damp outside making it very cool. After breakfast we boarded the bus and shopped downtown Saint Andrews for an hour. Heading this morning for Saint John we stopped along the way to view the"Reversing Falls" on the Bay of Fundy. It was so foggy when we got to the reversing falls that we could not even see the the other side. Photos not good. We arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick for lunch. Off the bus we headed to The City Market. This is a market inside for vendors to sell their...

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Maritimes Adventure

May 10, 2016 - Lunenburg, Grand Pre & Digby

The next leg of the trip took me to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and one UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Lunenburg Lunenburg was chosen as a WHS since its town layout became the model for a number of English settlements in the Colonies. Oddly, they chose a square grid-like design imposed on a very hilly landscape. Still, the town retains a number of 18th and 19th houses and public buildings that are well maintained. The town was and is a major fisheries port. Unfortunately the Fisheries Museum had yet to open for the season. Too bad, but I'll...

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Sep 16, 2015 - beach day again!

Left our campsite heading for white point , got us a bit lost but back on track and murray still loves me so we went in anyway. There is a resort there by another unreal beach. Had a brie burger and crashed their beach. WOW the water was freezing. Murray went in a bit. I got my feet wet!!!!! This place talks about its bunnies everywhere. Was a few but it was really hot si they were shading themselves. Very cute. Hit the highway and boogied to digby. In a nice campground getting ready to have a steak. Posted yesterdays pics.Chuck out

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Aug 28, 2015 - NFLD to Digby Nova Scotia

Hi. The next day we wento Codroy to check out Memories. It was a collection of memories from a character's past. He had his '50's Ford fairlane, Herbie's volkswagon and the Munster's hearse. He had gas pumps--a 1919 and a 1939 with gas at $0.08 and $0.35 a gal respetively. He had many old-time signs and other paraphenalia including his wife's 60's knife pleated reversible plaid skirt and yellow crinoline. All the time we were there '60's music played. Remember when? After, we explored all the little roads around. That night we went to hear...

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NFLD

Aug 21, 2015 - Digby, Nova Scotia

We left Campers Haven in Yarmouth yesterday around 1030 for the 100 mile drive to Digby, Nova Scotia. Digby is located on the Fundy Bay side of Nova Scotia and it calls itself the scallop capital of the world. I don’t know if it is in fact the scallop capital of the world but everywhere we go that serves seafood brags that they serve Digby Scallops. The road from Yarmouth to Digby, Highway 101, in one of better roads we have traveled in Nova Scotia. The roads surface was in good repair and there is a very wide clearing of trees and...

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2015 New York Trip

Sep 2, 2014 - 1917 Halifax explosion

This week has emphasized the power of nature and the power of humans. national blindness dictates that events considered to be universally known, are unknown elsewhere. (The lesson anne learns on a visit to her sister mary in the jane Austen book persuasion).The 1917 explosion in Halifax harbor is such an event. We know about the great Chicago fire and the earthquake and fire in San Francisco, but we had never heard of the explosion in Halifax. On December 6, 1917, the French ship Mont Blanc entered Halifax harbor in order to join a...

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