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Sep 30, 2008 - Cape Sable

A final drive along Nova Scotia’s north shore before leaving - Tuesday, September 30 We woke to an overcast morning - perfect for a walk in the woods. So we took a walk into the provincial park before leaving it. We are near the point where Sunday’s storm made landfall and yesterday we saw one building collapsed. Here there is more foliage on the ground and a few trees toppled. The park sits on a peninsula that juts out into the harbor, and at the end of it there was considerable debris piled up in the picnic grounds from the storm surge....

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Sep 26, 2008 - Grand Pre to Digby, NS

Just Reba and I went running this morning. Gino seemed tired after playing ball last evening and since we had to run on the road, it seemed wise to leave the tire-chaser at home! It is very hard to believe, but at 8 years of age, Gino is starting to slow down. It’s not so much slowing down, but slowing recovery from exercise. He still tears after the ball just as fast, but will sleep more, and stretch more in the days following. We also took advantage of the lovely morning to wash the trailer before leaving the campground in Grand Pre and...

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Sep 6, 2008 - Day 147 Digby Day 2 NS

Day 147 Saturday 6th September Digby Day 2 NS pg 126 L7 First up this morning Steve noticed our inside back tyre was flat, this meant a trip into town to get it fixed. We ended up at Canadian Tire to repair it – they took one look at the size of the RV and said they didn’t have the right jack large enough to life the RV and suggested to Steve he may have a problem as the other truck tire places were all closed for the weekend. Steve told them he had a jack that would lift the van, so they allowed him the use of their other equipment and he...

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Sep 5, 2008 - Day 146 Digby NS

Day 146 Friday 5th September Digby NS pg 126 L6 Today it was only a short drive to Digby so we decided to spend a bit of time in Keji National Park. We continued to explore the beauty of this park, not all of it though because it is 381 square kilometres of rolling hills, lakes and waterways. At Jack’s Landing we were able to hire a two person kayak, @ $7.50 per hour which we felt was an absolute bargain compared to the $50 per hour they were asking in Banff. Steve and I took this little kayak out together (oh boy), Steve just said we...

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Aug 7, 2008 - Digby, Nova Scotia

AUGUST 7th We were up early and left by 8 am.A sunny day today nice for traveling. Scenic drive once into the valley with farms on either side of the highway.Arrived in Digby at 10.30 am.Got set up had lunch then headed for Clare Chrysler in Clare, Norn got a appointment to have oil changed on the truck. They took us on a days notice even offered us a car so we could go for lunch while the truck was there. People sure are great around these parts. Digby is having there Scallop Festival so we'll be here to take in some of the events. There...

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Aug 15, 2007 - Fundy N.P. New Brunswick to Digby, Nova Scotia

The day started sunny and warm but soon cooled off and threatened to rain the rest of the day. We left Fundy National Park and went back to Alma for breakfast to the resturant recommened by our potato guy. Once again he was spot on. A good breakfast at a reasonal price in a small dining room attached to a corner store. After breakfast we headed back through Fundy park, then took a gravel backroad across country. The roads in this area varied from good gravel to something that resembled riding on a dry riverbed. There was a maze of roads and...

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Oct 5, 2006 - New Brunswick & Back to Nova Scotia

After crossing the Confederation Bridge in 12 minutes (incredible piece of work but was it justified economically? - was also closed the day before due to high winds), we made our way north to Shediac and onward to Richibucto in New Brunswick to research the Roach family tree. We found a campground attached to a motel and stayed for a few days enjoying their indoor pool and jaccuzi all to ourselves. The campground was deserted except for the Baker family! We received some good directions from a local fellow to an area close by that might...

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Aug 14, 2006 - Digby, NS

Brunch on the harbour in the fishing town of Digby - famous for its scallops. Tried the Digby breakfast featuring eggs, homefries and of course scallops. Maine & Nova Scotia have been an absolute treat for seafood lovers like ourselves. So far have enjoyed fresh fish, scallops, lobster, mussels, clams, shrimps, crab and the local solomon gundy (pickled herring with sour cream & apple). All of it really cheap too. From Digby we drove north to the historic fort town of Annapolis Royal (claimed by both the French & English at one time) before...

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Aug 30, 2005 - Yarmouth to Digby, NS

August 30, 2005 (Tuesday) Today we drove the Evangeline Trail (Highway 1) from Yarmouth to Digby (Scallop capitol of the world). We traveled about 100 kilometers. We hugged the coastline of Saint Mary's Bay as we passed through a dozen or so small towns and fishing villages along the way. The area reflects the strong Acadian influence with the prominent flying of the Acadian flag and the predominant use of French on storefronts and billboards. This region was settled 400 years ago by the Acadians and over a century later by English...

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Aug 22, 2004 - Digby

Today we visited the fishing town of Digby and enjoyed strolling around the town in the sunshine. Digby was founded in 1783 by Loyalist from the New England colonies led by Admiral Robert Digby. The town overlooks the magnificent Annapolis Basin and the Digby Gut, which opens out into the Bay of Fundy. Digby is home port of one of North America’s largest scallop fleets, harvesters of the world famous Digby scallop.

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