Another lap around Nova Scotia
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08-01-2011, 06:20 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: Annapolis MD
Day 2 St John to Yarmouth
The plan was to take the ferry to Digby, NS and then ride south to Yarmouth. The problem with a ferry is that whole day is driven by the ferry schedule. The ferry left at noon and they want you there an hour+ early so morning options are limited. After the B&B breakfast of eggs benedict we loaded up and headed over to Reversible Falls. They are no really reversible and seeing it happen is not an event but a process. The force of the tide in Bay of Fundy is so strong that when the tide comes in it forces the river to flow backwards and the rapids change direction. To see it happen you would have to get there just before slack water and see the results as the tide changes. Too long to do and really not worth the effort. Anyway a few pictures from the overlook. A neat place with jet boat rides through the rapids.
Then up the hill to Fort Howe monument, built during the American Revolution to defend St John from the revolutionaries. St John is one of the place Loyalists went after the War.
Another view of our B&B, this time from the Ft Howe monument
Then it was off to the ferry terminal to wait.
Motorcycles waiting to load
The Princess of Arcadia coming in from DIgby
Bikes on the vehicle deck
A few shots from the boat
Downtown St John
It is about a three hour ride across the Bay to Digby. After two hours the destination is discernable.
Finally one can see the terminal.
Eventually we get off the boat and head to Annapolis Royal. Being residents of Annapolis MD for the last 30 years it seemed a mandatory stop.
Annapolis Royal is important because it was the first permanent European settlement in Canada and because it is one of the few towns of its size without a Tim Hortons
A shout out to my friend JaxObsessed from the SMIBs and Maryland Tag-o-rama.
After Annapolis Royal a fast run down 101 to Yarmouth. No traffic at all. Felt the road belonged to me.
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Chicken coconut curry
This is from the motelís dining room. Stay or eat here if you are in the area.
Tomorrow along the coast to somewhere north of Halifax.
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