|Today was the most awesome day of our trip! We woke up to clear skies, the sun shining and slightly warmer weather. No fog in sight!!! We took a whale watching expedition from Brier Island this morning. It was incredible! As soon as we got out into the open water we spotted two humpback whales together (Little Spot & one that isn’t named yet). The boat got pretty close to them and we heard their blowholes, saw them rise out of the water and watched their tails as they dove down deep. They resurfaced several times and then they came right up to the stern of the boat and hung out there for a while. It was like they were trying to get a closer look at US! We were no more than 10 feet from them!!! They were huge! It was like nothing we had ever seen before! After a while they moved on and we moved to another area. At the second stop we saw two other humpbacks (Flash & Cirrus). They were napping when we pulled up, but after a while they started moving around and showing us their tails too. Along with the whales we saw several harbor porpoise, grey seals and different types of sea birds. We were hoping to spot some puffins, but no luck today. When we returned to the docks we saw the full effect of the massive tides on the Bay of Fundy. We left as high tide was starting to go out and when we returned a few hours later, the tide was down almost 30 feet! There were fishing boats left high and dry and high tide water marks towering above our heads. Most of the docks here are floating, so they can be used throughout the day. We drove around Brier Island a little while, did some geocaching and hiked out to Seal Cove to watch the harbor seals on the rocks. On the way back we stopped for a late lunch at Lavern’s Catch Café on Long Island, Nova Scotia. It boasts that it is the best restaurant on the island. Turns out it is the only restaurant on the island! The food was absolutely delicious though! I had some world famous Digby scallops, Russell had fresh Halibut, we shared a cup of scallop chowder and the kids both had . . . cheeseburgers!?! Ryan did try a scallop though. After we ate, we toured the town of Digby and returned to our motor home for a beautiful sunset, a campfire, star gazing and family movie night. What a great way to end our stay in Nova Scotia!