Parkers Cove, Nova Scotia

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August 31st 2007
Published: November 23rd 2007
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View from our campsite
After picking up Dan at the Halifax airport in mid-August, we all traveled in the bus to Parkers Cove, a tiny fishing village on the Bay of Fundy. The Bay, located between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, has enormous tidal swings, up to 54 feet at its head. Our campground was right on the water and within walking distance of a little seafood market that cooked up several lobsters for the three of us.

We went on a whale-watching excursion and spied mother and baby humpback whales, one of whom breached--to the delight of everyone on the boat. Mid-afternoon the skies turned cloudy and a blanket of fog rolled in. Visibility was very poor, and we landlubbers were glad to get back to shore.

We visited a tidal power plant in Annapolis Royal (great concept in this age of huge oil prices), ate scallops in Digby (scallop capitol of North America), and had lunch in the middle of a blueberry farm in the agricultural valley. We also saw salmon farms, which look like giant wire baskets suspended in the bay.

After enjoying an afternoon on the Halifax waterfront, we took Dan back to the airport to return to
Lobster DinnerLobster DinnerLobster Dinner

Mmm mmm good
school in Texas. We left Nova Scotia by ferry, drove back through New Brunswick, and returned to Maine. Our summer stay in the Canadian Maritimes was quite a treat, as the people we met and the places we visited were truly delightful.

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Interesting concept, but we didn't try it. Why, when you have the real thing?
Ferry to Brier IslandFerry to Brier Island
Ferry to Brier Island

Rode two ferries to get to the whale-watching spot
Dan on Brier IslandDan on Brier Island
Dan on Brier Island

Waiting on the docks to go whalewatching
Humpback WhaleHumpback Whale
Humpback Whale

Pretty close to our boat
A little tail actionA little tail action
A little tail action

Missed the picture perfect shot by a few seconds
Zodiac BoatZodiac Boat
Zodiac Boat

Glad our boat wasn't this small when the fog rolled in and the wind picked up
Blueberry FarmBlueberry Farm
Blueberry Farm

Annapolis Valley is famous for its orchards and farms
Salmon FarmSalmon Farm
Salmon Farm

We found out where "farm-raised" salmon is done--in these "baskets"

First time we've seen one of these along the road
Irish Pub in HalifaxIrish Pub in Halifax
Irish Pub in Halifax

Ate lunch here before sending Dan back to TX

24th December 2007

Coco is such a cute name for a bus :-)
26th April 2008

Loved this blog
You followed in many of our previous footsteps. We loved it all too. The lobsters are hughe !

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