Sunday, June 12, 2011

Fundy Shore, Nova Scotia

Thursday we drove into Nova Scotia. We took the Fundy Shore line South towards Truro. This is the area of the world’s highest tides. While in Truro we drove out to two observation points and looked at the tidal bore (a wave of water that moves upriver against the current twice daily as the result of the incoming Fundy tide). One of the observation points was a South Maitland, on the Shubenacadie River, where there are rafting companies that take you into the wave. We decided against this since it was very cold that day. This tide rises up to 47 feet at high tide.

Friday we moved to Windsor Visitor’s Center. We went to Grand-Pre National Historic Site. This is the site of the church and cemetery of 17th/18th century Acadian Village that became the setting for H.W. Longfellow’s poem Evangeline. The historic site commemorates the Acadian deportation. It has beautiful gardens, church, visitors center, blacksmith shop and picnic grounds. Then we went to Halls Harbour Lobster Pound.. It was listed as a Bay of Fundy Recommended Experience. What a disappointment! Of course the tide was out so the boats were sitting on mud, but the only thing there is a restaurant, gift shop, and seafood market that sells lobster for twice the price! But along the way we saw some beautiful countyside and stopped at a few farmer’s markets.

Now Sunday, June 12, we are in Digby. Had a wonderful scallop lunch and tomorrow we will buy some scallops and lobster.My jeans are getting tighter!!!!

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