Blogs from Digby , Nova Scotia, Canada, North America


North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Digby August 1st 2017

Second day in Digby, was whale watching day. It took two ferries to cross over to Brier Island (which is west of Digby - along Digby neck). We almost missed the first ferry because Ann was chatting it up with the owner of the small cafe near the ferry boat. It costs $7 total for each ferry ride which is pretty reasonable. Each of the ferry rides were short (5-10 mins). We were worried we would miss the ferries which leave on the top of the hour so we left at 9a even though our whale watching tour didn't start until 1p. This gave us time to visit Balancing Rock (a 2 km trail that included A LOT of stairs). It only took us about an hour to do the whole trail including time to stop ... read more
Robb and Sophie at Balancing Rock
Dad at end of Balancing Rock trail
JoSo Ice Cream Break

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Digby July 31st 2017

Thank goodness Dad is an early bird. He woke us up at 4a so we were in the car by 5a. Thank goodness as we forgot about the one hour timezone difference in Atlantic Canada. We paid for 2p ferry crossing and cars are supposed to arrive by 1p. Dad’s early wakeup allowed us to not miss ferry because we missed timezone adjustment! Arrived in Saint John, NB at 1p AT. Refuelled car and joined on of 5 lanes of cars waiting to board the ferry. We weren’t sure which of the 5 lanes to join so we opted for the shortest one beside the lane at the very left reserved for large trucks. Well it seems they board the ferry from lane one … and we were in lane five! It took about 20 minutes ... read more
20170731_161312 Ferry RoAn
At Shoreline Restaurant
Jon and view from restaurant

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Digby June 29th 2017

Spent seven days in Nova Scotia travelling down Digby Neck to Brier Island, finally making my way to Halifax via the South Shore. I wanted to do some coastal hiking and beachcombing through the area. Being from New Brunswick I took the ferry across the Bay of Fundy from Saint John, New Brunswick to Digby, Nova Scotia. My first stop was Prim Point lighthouse just outside Digby. I timed it right as I saw the ferry make its return trip to Saint John. A short trail to the lighthouse where I scrambled over the basalt rocks. Following this I visited Gullivers Cove where I found another hiking stick and did a short trail to High Cliff Cove. The next day I drove down Digby Neck, took the ferry to Long Island, then drove Long Island to ... read more
The ferry returning to Saint John New Brunswick from Digby Nova Scotia
The basalt rocks at Point Prim Lighthouse
Walking stick treasure at Gullivers Cove

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Digby April 23rd 2013

Have you ever heard of the Balancing Rock of Digby? It is AMAZING!! I saw a tinypicture in the corner of a tourist magazine, and had to see it! It’s on the Digby Neck, on the opposite side of the almost-island of Nova Scotia from Halifax. It is so worth going to visit there! Everything’s interesting. Even the trip to get there! We went to Truro first, to watch the Tidal Bore. I talked about the Tidal Bore in my blog about Alaska, but the Truro Tidal Bore, on the Bay of Fundy, is the fastest Tidal Bore in the world! We were told it was a “must-see”, and when we got there, we were surprised to see peop... read more
Tidal Bore's coming!
Tidal Bore Passing
Tidal Bore settled in

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Digby September 25th 2011

Hello again -- Right now we're on Grand Manan Island, having come over yesterday on the Digby ferry. The fog was heavy all yesterday and we've had heavy rain today, but it's forecast to be sunny tomorrow so we should get some good photos before we leave. Several days ago, after we left the town of Truro, the "head" of the Bay of Fundy, we headed down the northwestern coast of Nova Scotia to the very tip, Brier Island on the end of Digby Neck which required taking two ferries each way. Here are some photos of our trip. In the first photo, you can see enclosures which are used for raising salmon. You can see in the next photo a sign, one of a great many we saw in the area, indicating that there is ... read more

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Digby September 22nd 2011

Hello, All! After we left Fundy National Park on Monday, we headed north to Moncton, NB, to begin crossing over to Nova Scotia. On the way we stopped at the Hopewell Rocks, otherwise known as "the flowerpots." When the tide is in, just the top 2/3 or so of these rock sculptures is visible. There is a sign at the top of the stairs going down to the beach that says: ""Always return from the beach by the time posted on the warning sign above the stairs. If you become trapped by the rising tide, do not panic. NEVER ATTEMPT TO CLIMB THE CLIFFS. Find a comfortable rock above the seaweed level and wait 2 or 3 hours for the water to retract." Did you see any "comfortable rocks" in these photos? I have a visual ... read more

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Digby August 7th 2011

Sorry about the delay in posting, I find it hard to sit down and focus when I am surrounded by such beauty and distracted by so many fun goings on. We arrived in Nova Scotia on July 30 and spent the morning touring the Springhill mine. It is a true testament to the survival and tenacity of the miner. A large bump happened in 1956, caving in a huge portion of the Cumberland mine killing 74 miners and trapping a total of 100; it took 5.5 days to rescue all the men and the mine never reopened. Our guide was an actual miner in the Springhill mines; he worked the coal for 11 years and hated every moment of it. For the first 8 years he would walk from the lamp house, get on the coal ... read more
Site of the Springhill mine
About to head down the mine
The entrance to the mine

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