Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Notes From Nova Scotia ~ Part Three

posted on Friday 8th February 2008

Tuesday dawned to reveal a foggy harbour. After breakfast at the famous Reggie’s Restaurant, we headed to the ferry. We were to cross the Bay of Fundy on the Princess of Acadia, which we had both been looking forward to, but it did not look like we were destined to see much this day.

The Bay of Fundy is famous for the hightest tides in the world, which reach 16 m (53 ft) at the head of the Bay. This creates a tidal bore, due to the funnel-shaped Bay.

Taking the ferry saved us a drive of 582 kilometres and approximately 7 hours by road. The crossing would take us to Digby, Nova Scotia. We departed more or less on time, but soon slowed down once in open water because of poor visibility. Our vessel was sounding her fog horn every couple of minutes and on deck, it was damp and cold. We had not really expected to need our waterproofs and fleece jackets, but we did today.

We arrived safely in Digby and drove across to Lunenburg: a UNESCO World Heritage site which was established in 1753. We were booked to stay at 1826 Maplebird House, which proved to be a delightful bed and breakfast overlooking the harbour.


4 Responses to “Notes From Nova Scotia ~ Part Three”
on Saturday 9th February 2008 at 6:28 am1 Heidi
This trip sounds really exciting. I love the look of the B&B. I think a great place to lay your head with charming hosts makes all the difference when you are away from home.
Hugs ~Heidi
on Sunday 10th February 2008 at 5:25 pm2 Mia
Sound like a lovely trip, and a stay at that cute B&B must be wonderful. But there seemed to be quite a bit of for on the bay, so it must have been a good feeling to have made it to the other side.

on Monday 11th February 2008 at 11:38 am3 Tracy
That B & B is so lovely! How beautiful it looks there! And where you are it still looks like you’re having more winter than we are over here in Norway–LOL! Happy week, my friend ((HUGS))

on Monday 11th February 2008 at 4:02 pm4 cd&m
Looks like a great place to stay.

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