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Travel Blogs from Annapolis Royal
This morning we wandered around Lunenburg, the home of the Bluenose II. Then we headed towards Digby, where we had lunch and then drove to Annapolis Royal area. We parked in the campground in Granville Ferry and walked over the Annapolis River ...
... of the Black Loyalists was portrayed in "The Book of Negro's", with some of the movie scenes shot in Shelburne.
- West Pubnico, which in an Acadean town. There is a wonderful Acadean Pioneer site which shows relics and buildings of how the Acadean's lived for centuries.
- Port Dennis, the largest shipping port in Canada
- Meteghan River
- Digby, which is famous for its ...
... hung on to avoid ending up in the drink. (See photos of drowned rats.)
Grand Pre National Park is not a park in the sense that we know national parks, but a UNESCO site which preserves an historical location. The Acadians who once lived in the region were masters at reclaiming land from the seashore. They built wooden dykes ...
74th Crusaders hosted a Riverside Rally at their campground near Annapolis Royal on the August long weekend in Nova Scotia. They run a great rally with a poker run, a parade of bikes, biker games, a pig roast, awards presentations and a dance. I was in town when the parade of bikes came through so I took some pictures of both the parade and the town.
This rally attracted several ...
... who became Cajuns (short for Acadians). The Acadians were French speaking folks who came to this part of Nova Scotia to farm, and raise their families. They were mostly non-political, but because of the French association (language), they were seen as an enemy of the Crown and thus deported in 1755 to various locations so that they would not become a threat. The plight of the Acadians was captured in a ...