Art and Sandra's 2009/2010 Cross Canada and USA RV Tour travel blog

British Officers' quarters, Fort Anne

Queen Anne's cannons overlooking the Bay of Fundy..

Cannon Placement overlooking "low tide" on the Bay of Fundy

Fort Anne's Bastion..

Port- Royal..intro

Habitation re-creation of 1605..

Port- Royal National Historic Park

Low Tide..near Digby

Digby waterfront..

Fishing boat in dry dock.

Classic Hotel in Digby, NS

Autumn colors on our drive near Kejimkujik National Park.

The drive from Lunenburg to Annapolis Royal was saturated with the most brilliant autumn colors. It was difficult to capture the theme at the precise moment when maneuvering the Rig down the narrow highways..

Fort Anne National Historic Park at Annapolis Royal has the existing earthworks, built by the French in 1690-1708..and later strengthened by the British. The fort has a violent history and was the most fought over place in Canada. In the streets of Annapolis Royal are historic buildings that reveal glimpses of the past. Our RV Park "Dunromin" was situated near Granville Ferry on a picturesque cove on the Annapolis River and adjacent to the only tidal hydro dam in North America. Overlooking the broad Annapolis Basin is Port Royal National Historic Park, site of the first successful French colony in the New World. In 1605 a boatload of French colonists built a stockaded Habitation in what was then called "Acadie". It was here that the Acadians settled. Many of the Loyalists' descendants remain here today and have created some of the most well-known apple producing regions in Canada.

A leisurely drive to the south brings us to Digby, home one of the world's great scallop fleets and the Bay of Fundy scallop grounds. The tides in Fundy are some of the largest in the world. Today measuring up to twenty-five feet.. When the tide is "out" the fishing vessels literally lie in mud. Bad news this week..Red Tide has hampered any shell fishing in the Bay of Fundy. Digby is the terminus for the car ferry between here and Saint John, NB....

Cornwallis visit will be a separate entry in the journal for a nostalgic reasons!!

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