Mel And Nancy trip to Maritime Provences travel blog

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balancing rocks

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salmon aquatic farm

A free day with no planned excursions. We drove south with Eva and Barry, our adopted companions for car travel, from Annapolis Royal past the town of Digby and down the Digby Neck between the Bay of Fundy and St. Mary’s Bay. One small ferry took us farther south onto Long Island. A second ferry crossed “Grand Passage” to Brier Island, a small island at the southern end of this neck or peninsula-island chain. Here we saw another of the many, many light houses we are seeing on this trip. We also saw Atlantic Salmon aquatic farm pens in the bay.

One of the points of interest we visited was a 2 mile hike and more than 90 stair steps to “Balancing Rock”, a lava structure with one huge (many tons) rock balancing on the rugged cliff.

At “Beautiful Cove” Mel did a brief bit of beach combing and came away with treasures including a lobster pot bouy and a stainless steel rope ring. Nancy refused to let him (me) keep the hundreds of feet of stinking lobster trap rope or the crushed lobster trap. It is amazing to see the hundreds of thousands of feet of rope and the 10’s of thousands of lobster traps in the NE and Maritime Provinces. They are everywhere!

We ended the day stopping in Digby for a delicious dinner of locally caught scallops.

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