On the northern shore, in an area called the Annapolis Valley, things turned a bit more lush and agricultural, and we are able to see wide views of the Bay of Fundy. See a helpful map here on Wikipedia.
The Bay of Fundy is known for having the world's highest tidal range. At one spot, the range between the average high tide and the average low tide is 45 feet.
Today's destination is the green pin, Wolfville.
1) Bay of Fundy near low tide
Where you see red, you are seeing the red mud bottom of the bay.
3) Hull's Cove: our high tide visit
This is not all that interesting. But wait until the next post when I took the same
shot at low tide!
Again, I have this same picture at low tide. See the next post.
We're glad that if any one day rained and poured cats and dogs, that it would be this day. Our trip from St. Peters to Truro was really a transition day. We drove inland and across Nova Scotia on mostly the TransCanada Highway to arrive in the city of Truro.
Today's destination is the green pin, Truro
Other than being buoyed for the day by a fabulous breakfast at the Bras d'Or Inn in St. Peter's, the only highlight of the day was an educational trip to the Hector Heritage Quay in Pictou. Here we learned about the Hector, a small sailing ship that brought 189 souls from Scotland to start a new colony in Pictou in 1773. The replica seen below was launched in 2000.
1) Breakfast at the Bras d'Or Lakes Inn
It's been a long while since I have had crepes.
2) The replica of the "Hector"
View through the stern cabin door.
Along with a boarding ticket each family had one bunk and one bucket.
That's one bunk per family, not per person.
The journey took 10 weeks, longer than expected
due to storms.
On this day, we traveled the last bit of the Cape Breton shoreline, from Sydney down to St. Peter. The day was beautiful and the scenery was awesome. The first part of the drive started in Glace Bay and was called the Marconi Trail and the final section was called the Fleur de Lis Trail.
You may recognize the name Marconi. The trail is named for Guglielmo Marconi (Wikipedia article). In 1902 from a Marconi radio transmission station in Glace Bay the first radio message to be successfully transmitted across the Atlantic from North America was completed.
1) A few fishing villages along the Marconi and Fleur de Lis Trails