Ables US/Canada tour 2008 travel blog

view from look off

Scots Cove

Hall's Harbor, low tide 1

Hall's Harbor, low tide 2

Hall's Harbor, low tide 3

honor system fruit stand

Sunset at Grand Pre campground

Tuesday 9/23/08 Driving the Fundy Coast of NS

It is cool this morning; 44 degrees at 7:30am. It will remain cool throughout the day, reaching a high of 60 before starting to cool off again. We took a ride south in farm lands darting in and out of the coast to little fishing villages. This is along the Fundy coast where the tides can get as high as 50 feet. Today the high tide will be only 42 feet. When we visited harbors the tide is out which gives a dramatic view of the tide range with the boats sitting on the ground. The first place we went was Cape Split. Back on highway 221, the farming changed from corn to apples. We stopped at a roadside fruit/ veggie stand and bought some apples. It in on the honor system; the prices are listed and you leave the money in a box. The next stop is at Hall’s harbor. There are several boats on the ground in the harbor. It is close to 12 noon, but we are not hungry and pass on lunch at the one and only restaurant. We talked to an artist at the co-op art shop. There are 5 artists in the co-op. He works at the local Lay’s potato chip factory. Even though Canada grows potatoes, they get most if not all of there potatoes from the US. Another irony is that although the area is a prime apple growing area, the stores stock apples from California. Our last stop was at Digby to check out the ferry schedules for Digby,NS- Saint John,NB and Yarmouth,NS-Bar Harbor,Maine. The Yarmouth ferry schedule has changed from 3 days to 2 days. We have to rethink our plans to take the ferry. On the way back, we had a late lunch-early dinner in Digby (there claim to fame is scallops). I filled the truck with fuel ($4.84/gal) before driving the main highway back to camp.

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