Trip Start Jun 14, 2013
59Trip End Sep 17, 2013
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We decided to take the ferry from Digby to Saint John, rather than drive around. This enabled us to see some of the Annapolis tourism area, cross the Bay of Fundy, and most importantly save my driver from extra hours on the road.
I am a traveller that tries to make a point of visiting as many UNESCO world heritage sites as possible. There are two in this immediate area and we spent a couple of hours at Grande Pre, a newly recognised site in 2012. It is significant for two reasons. First of all it was one of the major expulsion centres of the Acadians in 1755 and secondly it is an area that the Acadian master farmers reclaimed from marsh land to productive farmland, by installing dykes to regulate the water flow with the Bay of Fundy
I'm really happy that we got to see a bit of Digby before crossing the bay. We had to have scallops, as that is what Digby is famous for...... Awesome, best scallops ever. Words that come to mind....big....clean....mild.
The three hour ferry ride went without a hitch. Beautiful weather, smooth sailing and even spotted porpoises playing in the water. An added bonus, we listened to 3-30 minute presentations from a very dynamic, young teacher. We learned about marine animals, geology and native history.