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Jun 26, 2018 - Travel to Balancing Rocks and Westport

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...

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Jun 17, 2018 - Whale Watching

Sun., June 17th – No visit to the Bay of Fundy is complete without a whale watching cruise. Brier Island is where it’s all happening. The two ferry hops in the truck first to Long Island and on to Brier Island were part of our adventure. We allowed ourselves plenty of time to explore the island’s lighthouses and rugged coastline before our early afternoon booking with Brier Island Whale Cruises. The Humpbacks are rarely seen until late June, but they arrived early this year and our captain brought us up close and personal to these amazing...

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Aug 16, 2012 - Whale Tales

Today dawned with a heavy fog cloaking the area. Looking off from my front deck at the motel I couldn’t see anything beyond the treetops across the street. A quick telephone call to the whale cruise office on Brier Island reassured me that our trip today was still a “go” ~ so GO we did! I picked up Judy and Doc at their campground and we headed for Digby and the provincial road that would take us down the coast to Brier Island. Digby Neck is a slender finger of land that dangles off the end of Nova Scotia between the Bay of Fundy and St....

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Jul 4, 2012 - Digby - Whale Watching off of Brier's Island

We stayed at a Wal-Mart in Digby. We pretty much had the parking lot to ourselves. We park along side of the trees and the stores don't stay open 24 hours so it was super quiet. It was a sunny morning when we left to go whale watching but that changed once we reached out distination but we had a good time just the same.

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Jul 20, 2009 - Whale watching on Brier Island

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...

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