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Jun 19, 2018 - Hall's Harbour and Blomidon Beach

Tues., June 19th – We took off early for our drive up the northern coast of the Annapolis Valley. By noon we were in Hall’s Harbour at Hall’s Lobster Pound where your lobster is hand dipped from a tank and given to you in a bucket to carry to the cookhouse. You then walk across the breezeway to the restaurant and wait for your lobster dinner to be served. The neat thing about this place is that it’s right on the water with a dock that experiences the highest tides in the world. There is enough water flowing into the Bay of Fundy every 24...

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Jun 16, 2018 - Annapolis Royal

Sat., June 16th – Today we traveled to Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, our destination for the next 4 nights. We had just enough time to stroll the streets of downtown in the evening. Bruce walked down to the muddy beach and came up covered to his knees with silty mud. It grabbed his leg like quick sand. Luckily, he was able to pull himself out with the rail of the steps! We’re making memories for sure!

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Sep 20, 2017 - Annapolis Royal

There are so many things I wanted to see here so I had another busy day. My first stop, just across the Annapolis River from the campground was the Annapolis Tidal Generating Station. Like most people who don’t know very much about these things, I couldn’t understand why harnessing tidal power was so difficult & why, especially in a place like this at the end of the Bay of Fundy where the tides push 160 billion tonnes of water twice a day, there aren’t more generating stations. Today I found some of the answers why this experimental station...

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Sep 19, 2017 - Yarmouth to Annapolis Royal

What a busy day I’ve had & my head is overflowing with all the stuff I’ve learned. I've left the Atlantic now & will be following the Bay of Fundy for the next week or so. My first stop was Digby, home of the largest scallop fleet in Canada but they were all in port today because the season is closed. My destination of Annapolis Royal is an amazing place even though it has a funny name. There are 2 major historic sites here, Port-Royal & Fort Anne. Fort Anne was the site of the most fought over piece of land in Canada. It was a key...

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Jul 18, 2017 - travel with a stop and a ghost tour at night

After a little over an hour of driving, we stopped at Grand Pre National Historic Site. Seems like this became the main place for fighting over Nova Scotia in the 1700s with first the French owning it, then the British, and back and forth. The Acadians ended up being in the middle of things although they wanted to remain neutral and just keep farming and living in this area they worked so hard to cultivate. But the French forced them to help them and the English became distrustful of them, thinking they really were aiding the French. So, in...

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Jul 15, 2015 - walking with history

There are few places you can go in North America, where you spend the day hearing about things that happened four hundred years ago. The Annapolis Royal area has been visited by Europeans since the early 1600’s. Our visit here began at night, on a candlelight tour of the cemetery. The tour guide was an Acadian man who felt like a walking encyclopedia of what had happened here over the last 400 years. We met his twin brother the next day who also seemed to know it all. We carried lanterns as we walked between the graves and every headstone...

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Jun 27, 2015 - Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada

As I write this we are back in Kansas. Until now we were to busy to update the travel journal. So I am going to go on memory. We drove to the Cove Oceanfront Campground which was right on the water. Downside was lots of small fly's that drove you crazy. We took a bus tour and the first stop was the Port Roayal Habitation. It is the first settlement in the area. After that we had lunch at a German restaurant. After lunch we were supposed to tour the Annapolis Royal Garden. Everybody decided to pass on this as it was raining. So we went back...

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Travel 2015

Sep 10, 2014 - travel to Annapolis Royal, NS

On our way to Dunroamin Campground we ran into this great little lighthouse named Walton lighthouse. Great place to stop and have lunch. Took mostly a scenic trip. Had a wonderful birthday dinner last night for Gary at Café Compose. The chef/owner is from Austria, where she winters. The Darby scallops where wonderful as was Gary's schnitzel. Of course the 2 bottles of wine did not hurt and they were local wines. We understand that the valley we are in is becoming renowned for the quality of its wine. Something maybe Constellation brands...

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Sep 10, 2014 - Annapolis Royal-day 2

Had another great day today with great weather. Went to a NP where we hiked and explored. Drove back to Annapolis Royal where we had a historical tour of the town from Larry who is retired from the park service and has lived all his life here since college. Learned that this used to be the capital of NS, but now there are only about 840 people who live here. Taxes in town are $1.70 per thousand and outside of town they are $1.00 per thousand. You can buy a very nice house for 200 thousand so that means the taxes on the house would be $2,000...

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Aug 30, 2013 - Annapolis Royal

August 30 – Today is our last full day in Nova Scotia. We are going to visit Port Royal, which is down the road from the RV park. The area was originally settled by the French in 1605. It was a sheltered harbor across from the Bay of Fundy. The area was within the territory of the Mi’Kmaq, the native people. The natives and the French were able to begin a friendship and alliance. In 1613 while the people of the settlement were away, and English expedition from Virginia looted and burned the Habitation. The Habitation was rebuilt in 1939...

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Aug 28, 2013 - Annapolis Royal

August 28 – Moving on to our last stop in Nova Scotia, Annapolis-Royal. It was a short drive, less than 100 miles. We didn’t know until recently, but the largest motorcycle rally in the Maritime Provinces is being held this weekend in Digby, NS, just down the road. We are back to the Bay of Fundy, but the tides are not quite as extreme on this side as on the New Brunswick side, but still rise about 25 feet here. It was very foggy on the drive here so we didn’t see too much, but as we got closer it started clearing up and was sunny by the...

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Jul 17, 2013 - Annapolis Royal, NS

July 17,2013 Annapolis Royal, NS We slept in and got a late start this morning. We are traveling to Annapolis Royal, 144 miles south, located on the coast of the Bay of Fundy. A group from the Adventure Caravan tour is headed to the Tidal Bore to shoot the rapids created by the incredible tidal differential (as much as 50 feet) that occurs in that region. The high tides are caused by the Bay of Fundy that necks down to a very narrow channel at the Shubenacadie River near Touro. It was cooler today, 63 degrees, when we awoke then peaked at...

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